The large slabs by Mirage are a successful aesthetic solution thanks to the continuous effects they are able to generate, and they’re also easy to install, lay and clean.
Here is our tutorial that shows you how to install Mirage large slabs, step by step.
If you’ve decided to give your setting a gorgeous touch using large slabs, you’ll have to think about transport first of all.
Where possible, mechanical lifting systems should be used for delivering slabs above the ground floor.
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Handling the slabs on the floor can be managed with the aid of a frame fitted with suction cups to make the slabs more stable.
As you saw in the previous video, the appropriate suction cups may be used for manual handling.
It is essential to check warpage; the maximum tolerance permitted is 1 mm every 2 meters.
Then you will have to see to the gluing. A double layer of glue is recommended.
The first, on the slab to be laid, must be parallel to the short side, while the second must be applied to the base, and spread in the same direction.
To avoid the slabs chipping during laying, an appropriate device should be used for placing the slabs next to one another.
Levelling systems are recommended to ensure the surface laid is perfectly level.
Once the slab is in position, excess air should be removed completely by tapping it either manually or mechanically using the appropriate trowel, starting from the center and moving out towards the sides.
You’ve completed the installation; now you’ll have to see to post-laying cleaning, which is mandatory after on-site works.
Inadequate or late removal of the grouting used on the joints can leave marks that are difficult to remove, and create a cement film on the tiles that absorbs all types of dirt, thus giving the impression that it is the tile that has become dirty.
Finally, you can also use large slabs for porcelain dressing tables and counters.
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