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Below please see Skalini Alcamo basic Maintenance and Installation Guide.
Skalini Alcamo tiles may be susceptible to scratching in handling, installation and use. Expect a slight color variation from production run to production run.
Always inspect your tiles before they are installed, as installation of material constitutes acceptance. Any questions as to acceptability must be resolved before installation. Mir Mosaic is in no way responsible for the installation of our tiles or thereafter. The responsibility for correct installation rests with the end user.
Particular care should be taken to use the correct adhesive, grout and sealants. The installer is responsible for choosing and using the correct installation practices to achieve an acceptable finished product. Mir Group, Inc. is in no way responsible for the damages caused to the mosaic by the wrong setting material or grout. We recommend installing stones over a clean, sound, and flat concrete or mortar substrate with a steel trowel and fine broom finish. The surface should be free of contaminates or any condition that could compromise the bond of the tile. Sealing is an essential step in protecting the beauty and ensuring longevity of any tiles. Grout joint should be packed full and free of all voids and pits. Excess grout should be cleaned from the stone surface as the work progresses, before the grout hardens. Cure grout per grout manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not apply any type of tape to the surface of Product for any reason.
Suggested setting materials include but are not limited to:
Laticrete unsanded grout #1600 or similar
Laticrete Glass tile adhesive Mortar or Laticret 220 Marble & Granite Mortar or similar products.
Dupont Water based sealer or similar sealers.
Skalini Alcamo tiles are durable, but care should be taken to maintain its lasting beauty. To maximize the life of your water jet mosaic and retain its artistic integrity, please consider the following;
· Regular cleaning with water and a soft cloth or sponge is recommended. Do not use acids or cleaners containing acids, oils, corrosive chemicals, or abrasives. They can damage and/or discolor the tiles and the grout.
· Do not let stains sit on your tile’s surface for extended periods. Clean promptly.
· Avoid long time exposure to sunlight as it could lighten the color.
· Do not use any type of machine cleaning or polishing as it will affect finish
Please be advised that Skalini tiles should not be placed in direct sunlight as this may cause it to fade over time. It is also not suitable for external use. We do not recommend installing Skalini Alcamo tiles in steam rooms, inside of showers or in submerged areas. For more details please refer to our Product Usage Chart, which you can find at: www.mir-mosaic.com.