In order to ensure your complete satisfaction with our BrickTile, it is very important that installers and owners comply with the following suggestions:
Shading - Color variations are a natural characteristic of all fired clay products and are inherent in our BrickTile. At the job site, we recommend mixing BrickTile from several cartons to provide a natural blend of color shades. For jobs requiring more than one pallet, blending from cartons from each pallet is recommended. Our clear tone colors will have a slight range of color. Our flashed colors will have a broader range of colors. Do not install any BrickTile which is not satisfactory in every way!
Installation - Our BrickTile products should be installed in the same way as unglazed ceramic tile. Please consult the latest edition of the Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation published by the Tile Council of North America. Please note the importance of having a clean, flat, sound substrate to set BrickTiles and make sure to provide all expansion joints required for proper engineering.
Grout Joints - Our BrickTile will vary in size more than quarry tile, especially ground edge products. We recommend a 3/8" grout joint for our BrickTile. This will allow our BrickTile to be set in all popular patterns and avoid the problems which will result with smaller grout joints. Racks should be fabricated using samples of the production run of the actual BrickTile to be installed.
Sealing - We recommed that our BrickTile be sealed after installation but before grouting; or that an appropriate grout release product be used. This procedure will make final cleanup easier. In addition, after grouting and final cleanup, we recommend our BrickTile and grout joints be resealed - especially for interior jobs.
Maintenance - After BrickTiles are grouted, final cleaning should be done with sulfamic acid crystals, followed by complete neutralization with clean, clear water. After installation is completed, our BrickTile can be maintained using Hillyard's Super ShineAll product which will, over time, add a patina to the BrickTile.
Due to variations in photography, digital imaging, and printing processes, final color selections should be determined based on actual product samples prior to purchase. Image colors displayed on this web site may not properly represent actual colors of products due to differences in viewing devices, display settings, and hardware capabilities.
Failure to follow recommendations will void Marion Ceramics' warranty.