Installation Guide

Installing veneers follows the same principles as any other tile. Follow these simple steps for an easy installation:

Ensure brick faces are clean

A stiff nylon bristle brush will be enough to remove any surface dust. DO NOT use any type of wire brush as they will cause irreversible damage and increase the potential of breakages.

Clean The Area

Clean the surface; remove any flaky paint or plaster and repair any damage to the area. A damp cloth will help remove any remaining dust and dirt.

Prepare the surface

Seal the surface with the appropriate primer. The primer will vary depending on the type of surface (wood, brick, concrete, plasterboard…) being adhered too.

Mark out the design/pattern

A spirit level is ideal for marking, keeping the design consistent throughout. This would be a good time to make any last minute cutting of the veneers prior to application.

Apply the adhesive

Apply liberally for a strong application. A standard wall and floor tile adhesive should suffice.

Adhere the veneers to the surface

Using an upward motion, press the tiles on one by one from the base up to ensure a strong hold. Remember to work in small sections at a time, allowing a 5mm spacing between each veneer.

Seal veneer with a tile / slate sealant of choice (gloss or satin).

Be sure to include the sides to ensure full coverage of any and all potentially exposed areas. Two coats may be necessary to gain the appropriate coverage.

Allow to dry thoroughly

Provide a drying time of at least 12 hours. For best results, allow to dry overnight (24 hours)

Grout with lime (soft) mortar grout

Be sure to ONLY use a soft mortar when grouting. Any type of hard mortar increases the chances of permanent damage from the lack of ventilation. In areas of high moisture or humidity, a waterproofing additive should be used for additional protection from day to day wear and exposure. This treatment will ensure a clean and long lasting finish in the majority of situations.

Final Result