Priory Tiles

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 Due to the irregular shape of these handmade tiles we recommend that you create a grid in the area you intend to lay the tiles with an approximate joint allowance of 5mm for grouting. (See fig 1)

The tiles should be laid on a flexible adhesive with a solid bed application; that is to say leave no air voids under the tiles.

It is best to lay the tiles within the centre of each grid square rather than along a line. (See fig 2)

We recommend using grey or cream grout depending on where the tiles are being laid, a floor or hearth may look better with grey grout whereas a splashback may look better with cream grout.

Once laid, the irregularities of the tiles are not really noticeable. (See fig 3)

We also recommend the use of a flexible additive to the grout.

For concrete floors the tiles can be laid directly on to them. Follow the adhesive recommendations; it may be necessary to prime the floor if it is really porous.

For timber floors we recommend you fit a minimum of 12mm ply over floorboards screwed down at 200mm centres.

The ply should then be primed with pva adhesive mixed 3 parts adhesive with 1 part water, this should be allowed to fully dry before laying the floor as per concrete.

It may be necessary to lay a thicker ply up to 18mm thick if the sub floor is very springy.

This is just advice based on our findings and use of the tiles, they are relatively small and strong by today’s standards and this along with the flexible adhesive means they are not prone to cracking.

 
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N.B Due to their nature we do not recommend these tiles for external use as

 it is impossible to guarantee against frost and water damage