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The following is an outline of the recommended Sadlerstone installation, finishing and care procedures for a typical installation.

We suggest using the Sadlerstone System to ensure a beautiful, durable and low maintenance floor.

Adhesive / Mapei Granirapid
Grout / Sanded - To Architects Spec
Sealer / High Quality Enhancer
Cleaner / Neutral Cleaner

Installation Finishing and Care textured.pdf [284KB]

1 / Store

  • Handle consignment with care and inspect carefully.
  • Store crates indoors, away from direct sunlight, and on a level surface.
  • No more than one crate can be stacked on top of another.
  • Where extreme climate differences are apparent between stored and installed environments, allow tiles to season in final installation environment in open crates for a period of four days.

2 / Prepare Substrate

  • Ensure substrate is level and free from grease, wax, dirt, sealers, acids, curing compounds, and old adhesives.
  • Slab and/or screed must be cured to a minimum 5.5% moisture content.
  • Where water can penetrate tile from below, ensure water-proofing membranes are used in slab.
  • To obtain a high bonding strength on a mortar bed or screed, use a latex-additive adhesive - contct us to specific project needs.
  • For unusual installations, e.g. timber floor substrates, contact your Mapei representative for a short-form specification.


3 / Install

  • Install over clean, level, cured substrate.
  • Apply Sadlerstone recommended adhesive¾Mapei Granirapid¾a premium-quality, fast-setting, latex-based adhesive.
    • Do not dilute with water
    • Use a notch trowel (No. 6 is recommended)
    • Ensure all adhesive is removed from the surface of the tile immediately.
  • BLEND: always blend tiles to enhance natural tonal variations.
  • Tiles should be cut using a wet saw.
  • BACKBUTTER: always backbutter 100% of the back of all tiles using the side of the trowel.
  • Handset tiles into position. Do not mallet as excessive force can cause fractures.
  • Use a quality proprietary cement grout such as Mapei Ultracolour Plus. Grout joints should be 0.5% of the longest tile edge.
  • Remove spills, adhesive and grout immediately. Do not allow to set or dry on surface.
  • Cover installed tiles with hardboard or carpet underlay.
  • Do not use duct or gaffer tape, bleached acids, plain water, or polysolvents on tiles.


4 / Clean

  • Sweep excess dirt from surface.
  • BUFF: Apply Neutral Detergent to surface in liberal quantities and in manageable sections. Using a buffing machine and a bassine or nylon bristle brush, work machine in all directions ensuring surface does not dry.
  • Remove developed slurry from surface with a wet-vac or squeegee.
  • For harder to remove residues, use a more aggressive wash utilizing a mixture of 20% phosphoric acid and water.
  • Mop with clean mop to ensure all dirt is collected.
  • Repeat mopping process until floor is clean.

5 / Seal

  • Ensure tiles are clean, completely dry, and free of residue.
  • Apply  2 coats of an enhancer sealer following the sealer manufacturers recommendations.
  • The surface should be allowed 24 hours to fully cure and develop weather resistance.


6 / Maintain

  • Maintain with regular sweeping and scrub with a stiff garden broom using warm water and a neutral detergent. Use a squeegee and mop to remove the detergent slurry.
  • Clean up spills immediately and spot clean with a neutral detergent.
  • Scrub with a stiff garden broom as required using a neutral detergent. (Do not use plain water.) Use a squeegee and mop to remove the detergent slurry.
  • Periodic buffing with a floor-buffing machine and bassine or nylon brush can help remove dirt build up.
  • Always use protectors on table legs, chairs, and other moveable furniture.
  • For environments where regular professional cleaning is preferred, engage a finishing contractor to prepare a regular floor maintenance schedule and demonstrate procedures.
  • Most stains can be removed with an all-purpose neutral cleaner and a scrubbing brush. For more difficult stains use a neutral spot cleaner (following manufacturer's instructions).
  • Minor water spots or light acid etching will be diminished by scrubbing with a neutral detergent. Do not use acids or chemicals on the tiles—only neutral detergents. Acid aggression on tiles (e.g. from pool acid concentrate, lemon juice, vinegar etc) may require specialised procedures.

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