LARGE FORMAT TILE INSTALLATION TIPS
Get the most out of your Daltile product by following these helpful instructions for installing large format tile.
A Few Dos & Don’ts
- Large format tile installation requires particular attention to proper substrate preparation, grout joint sizing, trowel selection and mortar coverage.
- When installing large format tile, there must be at least 90% mortar contact and a minimum grout joint of 3/16".
- Large format tile must be installed on a level substrate.
For proper bonding, medium bed mortar should be used in installing tiles with a dimensional length greater than 20" x 20", large rectangles or tiles with greater dimensional thickness than normal. Back buttering tiles of this nature in the installation process will also assure proper coverage for body.