For all Australian installations, please refer to www.gibbongroup.com.au. Laying should commence as near as possible to the centre of the room, with a square of 4 tiles. All tiles should be tessellated i.e. laid at right angles to each other. Tiles should appear to be offset against tiles laid in the same direction (see diagram). The outside of the square must however be straight and measure 1 metre on all 4 sides. In contract situations, we recommend tiles are secured using a peelable adhesive, located in such a way as to form a stress pattern. When installing tiles we recommend a peelable or release adhesive. In residential situations tiles may be loose laid. When installing tretford tiles we recommend a peelable/release adhesive such as F.Ball’s F41 or Durabond LE2PR or Mapei Eco 800.
NOTE: Laying the 4 tiles in 1m x 1m squares helps to avoid any problems or confusion caused by the optical illusion evident at the intersection of the 4 tiles. This diagram is not to scale and is for illustrative purposes only.