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SARK GLASS UNIVERSE

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Quick Tips for Installing and Cleaning Sark Glass Universe Tile

Cutting

Small format glass tiles are best cut with specialty glass mosaic tile cutters or use a wet saw. Cut edges are very sharp and should be smoothed with carbide paper or a “white stone”. Do not use a dry masonry blade, as glass will break.

Setting Materials

Setting materials are available through Sark Tile.

Installation

Use a 3/16″ v-notched trowel to firmly apply a liberal amount of setting material to the substrate. With firm, even pressure, apply sheets of tile into the setting material, using a wooden beating block or rubber grouting float to create a flat surface. Use only as much adhesive as can be covered within 10-15 minutes or while the adhesive surface is still wet and tacky. Carefully align each sheet as it is installed to create uniform grout joints from sheet to sheet. Allow tile to set until firm.

Grouting

Grouting may be done after tile is firmly set, approximately 24 hours after installation. Apply un-sanded grout with a rubber float. Clean the surface with a clean, damp sponge. Residue/haze can be removed with Aquamix Haze Remover.

Cleaning

Normal cleaning of Sark Glass Tile can be done with room temperature water and a rag. For more thorough cleaning and to remove stubborn dirt and stains, use a tile and grout cleaner available through Sark Tile. The Tile Council of America offers detailed grout cleaning information on their website, www.tileusa.com (under “Technical Services”).