Laying of tiles is as important as the quality of tiles used. If the laying process is not proper, the floor will not give the proper appearance.

First of all before laying it should be seen that the floor is fully compacted and no loose soil or endurances occurred in the floor. This is also important to observe whether there is any dampness or seepage in the floor comes from any source like drainage system/ dampness from the ground itself/dampness due to any leaking of pipe line etc. this should be cared first before start of tiles laying. if there is any dampness in the floor itself, a thin polythene

Should be first laid and proper process for seal removal should be adopted. Afterwards cement mortar duly combed is to be laid up to the level calculated as thickness of tiles + 5-8 mm height. For example if the tile is 22mm thick than the mortar should be laid up to 27-30mm below the floor level.

the laid mortar should be cured with water for at least 2-3 days to get good strength and to remove air voids in the mortar. Tiles should be soaked in water for 24 hours before laying and the back portion of the tiles should be cleaned with wire brush to

Remove any sticky materials. Afterwards cement to be added in clean plaster sand in the ratio of 1:3 by volume mixed with potable clear water and makes the mix stiffy and floffy. The back portion of the tiles should be given a coat of neat cement slurry immediately prior to laying. it is essential that the slurry should still be fluid at the time the tiles are laid. The width of the tiles joints should be as per the

Architects requirements, normally the joints should be 1.5mm - 2mm wide. For thin joints the grout slurry should be pasted at the time of laying in the side edge of tiles and than firmly pressed. The squeezed grout slurry up to the surface of tile should be wiped off with clean damp cloth. The laid tiles should be kept damp at least for 4-5 days time and no traffic should be allowed on the wet floor till than.