A correct site installation will guarantee a perfect final result if just a few simple rules are followed:
- check that the wall is flat;
- install the product by mixing material from more than one box;
- handle the product with care before and during installation.
FAP rectified wall tiles have been designed and manufactured to allow edge-to-edge tiling (closed joint). this allows the best results to be achieved in terms of aesthetics (closed joint installations) and functionality (no joints to trap dirt).
- check the floor slab is flat where the tiles are to be fitted;
- mix the tiles during tiling by taking them from several boxes;
- handle the tiles with care before and during tiling.
IMPORTANT: FAP rectified floor tiles must be laid with a 2-3 mm gap between them. For the laying outdoors we recommend a gap of 3 mm. For floors with a lengthwise tiling layout, maximum 30 cm offset between panels.
HANDLING THE TILES
For handling and installing large-format tiles, at least two operators provided with adequate equipment are needed: lifting and sucking systems, handling trolleys, stable support surfaces, etc.
CUTTING THE TILES
For cutting material in the building site, it’s recommended to use cutters for engraving and splitting, or special tools for wet cutting in order to avoid the production of potentially harmful dust.
IMPORTANT: cut tiles may have sharp edges: cutters and handlers must wear special cut resistant gloves.
MANAGEMENT OF THE PACKAGES
The tiles are packaged with completely recyclable materials: cardboard boxes, plastic straps, polyethylene film cover, wooden pallet; once the installation operations are completed, these materials are delivered to appropriate recovery and disposal centres.
DEMOLITION OF CERAMIC COVERINGS
Ceramic material is 100% recyclable. At the end of its life, the ceramic product can be demolished and delivered to appropriate recovery and disposal sites to be crushed without any significant impact for the environment, and recycled.
The environment is of incalculable value to all of us. Here at Fap ceramiche, we are well aware of this, which explains why we do everything in our power to respect the habitat we live in. For this reason, our manufacturing processes and technological research have always gone hand in hand with a rigorous environmental policy that conditions our whole way of thinking, working and behaving towards the world around us. Fap ceramiche has created the ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION (EPD), which has been certifiedby an independent body. The EPD is a sort of identity card for products, which describes their impact on the environment, from the extraction of the raw materials through to sale and on through their entire life cycle until disposal.
All of our tiles are exclusively produced in Italy. FAP ceramiche buyers have the security of knowing that these products are manufactured with technology that respects the environment, and use outstanding and safe raw materials, guaranteeing the best possible working conditions.