Brick Slips Installation Guide
Our Brick Tiles are incredibly easy to install with the correct tools and careful planning. Just follow our simple step-by-step instructions.
You will need:
- Brick Tiles of your choice
- Flexible tile adhesive
- Mixing drill attachment or hand mixe
- Imperial Limepoint Pointing Mortar (recommended)
- 10mm T Shaped tile spacers (recommended)
- Marshalltown Brick Jointer (recommended)
- Adhesive trowel
- Spirit level
- Pointing mortar gun (recommended)
- Matt finish sealant (optional)
- Sponges and water
- Tape measure
Remove any loose paint or plaster and repair any flaking surfaces. Dust down the prepared surface and remove any grease or dirt. Seal the surface with a suitable primer if required. Mark out level lines using a spirit level on the blank wall surface.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, mix the tile adhesive to the desired consistency. Once mixed, start applying the adhesive to the surface using an adhesive trowel, choosing an area you can cover quickly. Use large sweeping strokes to ensure consistent coverage.
FITTING BRICK TILES
Apply the first course of Brick Tiles to the surface in the desired pattern, cutting in where necessary. Remember to add spacers in between all courses. Corner tiles can be used to fit around reveals and chimneys. Complete the works whilst theadhesive is still workable.
Once all of the tiling is complete and the adhesive has dried, you may wish to add a first coat of sealant to protect the brick tiles (this is optional – but recommended especially in kitchen areas to avoid any grease splashes or marks). Ensure the tiles are clean, dry and free of dust before the sealant is applied with a brush.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, mix the pointing mortar to the desired consistency.
Add mortar into the pointing gun and apply the mortar into the joints, then strike off the excess using the jointing tool to the desired finish.
Once the area is pointed and dry, ensure the slips are clean, dry and free of dust.
Apply a final coat of sealer to protect the surface of the brickwork if required.
All adhesives, sealants and grouts must be used in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.
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