Mastering the installation of marble and natural stone floors and walls requires years of learning. Each natural stone project is different and to obtain the best result, it is necessary to know the material and foresee its future behavior, once installed.
At TINO Natural Stone, we have expert professionals capable of facing the challenges of each project. Today we asked them what are the most important things to take into account when installing marble and natural stone floors and walls. This is what they told us:
It is essential to use quality installation materials. The selected natural stone must be free of impurities or irregularities that could trigger damage to the stone. It is necessary to rely on a supplier who puts the quality of the stone first, even before other factors such as price reduction.
Follow the installation instructions
Being rigorous in following guidelines is another critical factor in the installation of marble and natural stone floors and walls. The instructions specify the following aspects, among others:
+ The use of the appropriate cement glue according to the material.
+ Taking into account the place and usage of the natural stone influences its installation.
+ Taking precautions such as double gluing the pieces.
+ Correct leveling of the floor support.
+ The waterproofing of humid areas.
All the aspects of the instructions must be executed in order to avoid future problems.
Materials suitable for the projected type and level of use
Not all stones are ideal for the same usages. For example, a porous stone can work very well in the living room fireplace but very badly in the kitchen countertop. In this case, stain resistance is a condition that makes the difference.
Another example is to choose the correct natural stone for floors. It is not the same to cover the floor of a private residence, or to cover the floor of a public building because the volume of foot traffic is very different.
It is crucial to have the correct information regarding when executing projects involving marble and natural stone. At TINO Natural Stone, we have the TINO Stone Care division, responsible for the research and development of actions capable of keeping the stone healthy and beautiful.
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