BEFORE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Bulbo’s collections are intended for internal and external vertical surface.
This technology makes it possible to achieve extremely high-level aesthetic and chromatic results, however installation and cleaning operations require attention. Pay the utmost attention to handling during laying operations, avoiding hitting or sliding tools and sharp hard objects on the surface. The manufacturer is not liable for any damage to these precious materials caused by knocks or friction. Claims will therefore not be accepted after installation.
Before gluing the slabs to the wall, carefully check which side is the correct one to place at the base and make sure that the drawing is thus aligned with the slabs placed alongside. Adhesives such as H40 no limits by Kerakoll or Ultralite S2 by Mapei and others with the same technical characteristics are suitable for laying. Seal the joints only with cement grouts or neutral silicones, do not use epoxy grouts. Immediately remove any grout residues with water and do not use abrasive sponges. Spread the glue with a notched trowel of at least 5 mm on the bottom of the wall and apply the slab to the wall. Since it is a question of covering an internal wall, spreading on the back of the slab is not necessary. For a better aesthetic result, we recommend laying the tiles spacing them apart with just 1mm of joints. Do not use mechanical self-leveling systems as their removal could damage the surface. Beat the slab well with a rubber spatula in order to align the slabs with each other. Before proceeding with the installation and grouting, it is advisable to check the graphics of the material and to never start with installation from the ground but to leave at least 4 mm from the floor, leveling the material. Protect the edge of the slab with masking tape before grouting. Slowly remove the paper tape immediately after grouting (30 min maximum) and/or painting. When removing the tape, avoid using metal tools (cutters/spatulas) which can mark and damage the slab, taking care to clean any grout residues with water and a non-abrasive sponge.
CUTTING AND DRILLING INSTRUCTIONS:
For cutting and drilling it is essential to work on a flat and clean surface. Make the cut with a thin diamond disc th. 1.2mm (e.g.: Tyrolit Premium DCT 1A 1R) mounted on the guide of the cutting machine (e.g.: Kera-Cut Di Sigma) or by hand with a flexible grinder. Other cutting methods could jag the decoration at the edges and are therefore not recommended. Drill the holes with a non-percussive drill with a tungsten tip, wetting it repeatedly with water. For large holes, use continuous band diamond cup bits mounted on a grinder (flexible).
ROUTINE CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS:
Use water or neutral detergents commonly sold in shops. For stubborn dirt, use any degreasing detergent as long as it is not highly alkaline. Use neutral detergents and/or water, cleaning with a microfiber cloth or soft sponge. Acid descaling products can be used taking care to rinse the surface quickly with water after application. Do not use solvents or abrasive sponges.