Installation recommendations for tumbled marble natural stone flooring
Ensure the sub-floor is sound and free from dust & grease etc.
Fix the tumbled marble tiles with an approved Rapid Set or Ordinary Set Adhesive.Use the thick bed method so that the tile is totally supported by the adhesive.If the tumbled marble is to be fixed to a wooden floor, or a floor with under-floor heating the appropriate adhesive must be used. Our recommendations would be Thick Bed, which is a one part flexible adhesive.
Keep the job clean at all times and immediately remove any excess adhesive from the tiles.
After the adhesive has set, clean the tumbled marble tiles with fresh water.
Once they are dry, apply the first coat of sealer. The sealer can be:
matt finish – MP90, Filafob or Sealguard Slow Dry
For heavy pedestrian use or very porous stones
Fila Hydrorep (water repellent primer) & Filafob (oil repellent top coat), or
After sealing, grout using a wide joint grout: either Grey, Sandstone or Limestone. If a flexible adhesive has been used the appropriate additive should be used in the grout, our recommendation is Dunlop Flexible Additive (2 – 3 capfuls per bucket).
After grouting, ensure the tumbled marble is thoroughly clean and any excess grout has been completely removed with water, then apply the final coat of sealant and two coats of liquid wax i.e. Matt Wax, Fila Satin or Longlife.