Useful Information On Our Flooring Products

Laying your Pamments

The best way to lay your pamments is on a flat screeded concrete surface with a rapid set floor tile adhesive using a 6mm notched trowel or float, remember to use a water proof one for showers, bathrooms and utility areas and a flexible one with under floor heating and also a flexible grout, cutting is straight forward utilising a angle grinder fitted with a diamond blade.
However if you do not feel confident to lay them yourself we can provide a service for this, free estimates available.

Grouting, Pointing up and Sealing

Remember that it is essential that your tiled floor must have at least two coats of sealer before you attempt to grout and point up the joints because unsealed if they come in contact with grout or cement they will become permanently stained, this can be done after the tiles are laid, you can use a proprietary floor tile grout available from most builders merchants in different shades or you can use your own, the formula being five parts of soft sand to one part cement, ordinary Portland cement will give you a dark grey colour or you may wish to use white cement which will give you a creamy coloured effect replicating the old fashioned lime mortar that would have been used years ago, point up relatively small areas at a time, say two or three square metres using a mixture that is fairly moist but not too wet, work it in to the joints with a pointing tool and smooth off to the required effect then clean down as you go with clean cold water, any stubborn stains you may need to use some fine wire wool rubbing in small circular motions, when completed clean down again with clean water until all residue is removed and when completely dry seal again with a third and final coat including the grouting, apply the sealer by brush in even coats and allow to dry fully between each coat, drying times will vary according to temperature but normally about a couple of hours, If customers wish to use any other type of sealer other than the one recommended then a small test area should be done in order to achieve a satisfactory finish and we cannot accept any responsibility should problems occur as a result of this.