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Installation and maintenance instructions for interlocking tiles

Assembly instructions

The click tiles are simple to cut and to lay. The click tiles offer endless possibilities for giving your personal preference to your interior. We advise allowing the click tiles to acclimatise for 24 hours in the environment in which you are going to lay them. If there is a question of extreme temperature differences or direct sunlight, then, in some cases, the click tiles must be glued to your under-flooring. For this, we recommend using a vinyl glue. In case of doubt, you can contact us.
Under-flooring: The click tile can be laid on all floors that are clean, even and firm.

What do you need?
• A Stanley knife or jigsaw
• A pencil
• A spirit level
• A rubber hammer
• A tape measure
• A space with a surface/table on which you can cut safely

Planning the installation

To begin with, you measure the length and breadth of the room. Subsequently, you mark the middle of the room; here is where you start laying the click tiles. Check the number of tiles that you need in order to reach the walls in each direction. It is desirable that all tiles are at least half a whole tile, and that the rows of half-tiles against the wall are of equal size. This gives a more attractive end result. In order to achieve this, you can always change the starting point with a half tile. In order to lay the tiles parallel to the walls, using a tape measure you draw a line from each wall in the direction of the starting point. By installing the tiles from the middle of the room, you ensure that the end result becomes as attractive as possible.

Installation

Lay the tiles in the middle of the room and work gradually towards the walls. Use the lines you have drawn as an aid in laying the tiles straight. If you are using different coloured tiles (in order to lay a pattern, for example), you still work outwards starting from the middle of the room. The tiles are designed to lie tightly together. Use a rubber hammer to get the tiles into position. Between the wall and the tiles, leave a space of roughly 6 mm (1/4 inch) free. This gives the click tiles room to slightly expand or shrink should temperature differences occur. Measure the space between the last row of tiles and the wall (in doing so, take the expansion space into account). Subsequently, mark and cut the tiles to size. 

Finishing off

You can fill up the expansion space that you have left free, using an acrylic or silicon sealant. Should this accidently get onto the tiles, you can simply remove it with a damp cloth. However, we do recommend that you remove this from the tiles as quickly as possible.

Maintenance

Due to the impermeable surface of the click tiles, they are easy to clean. We recommend that you do not use too much water, and do not use aggressive cleaning agents. The click tiles are indeed resistant to most chemicals, but it is sensible to avoid excessive use.

TAKE NOTE: The cutting must be carried out with a sharp, sturdy and, above all, safe knife. You can best make use of a knife with an anti-slip handgrip. It is easier to first make a few superficial cuts, rather than one deep cut. Always cut the tile from the upper side and always use a cutting board in order to prevent damage!

Instructions regarding glue

Tiles can be glued, but it is not always necessary. Click tiles that will be exposed to direct sunlight should be glued, in order to prevent the tiles from expanding extremely. Failure to follow the instructions can have consequences as regards the warranty. We recommend using a vinyl glue. Before the click tiles are glued, the surface must be thoroughly clean, dry and free of grease before glue can be used on it.

Questions or advice

We always strive to provide the best service for our customers, and for that reason we would like to emphasise that you can always ask us for advice, for an obligation-free quotation or even a tailor-made product. Should you have questions, we are available daily between 9:00 and 5:00 p.m., on +44 (0)20 3086 9500, or by email to support@rubberstock.com.
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