Information & Help Installing Large Format Tile

Maintain the beauty of your large format tile.


Large format tile installation requires particular attention to proper substrate preparation, grout joint sizing, trowel selection, and mortar coverage. It is critical that large format tile be installed on a level substrate. Additionally, there must be at least 90% mortar contact and the tile should be installed in accordance per the grout joint recommendations of each tile series. Refer to the published installation instructions prepared by your preferred manufacturer of setting materials for optimal tools and setting methods to achieve your desired result. 

Installation Requirement: For proper bonding, medium bed mortar should be used in installing tiles with a dimensional length greater than 15 inches on any one side of the tile. Back buttering tiles of this nature in the installation process will also assure proper coverage for body.