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Installation Guide

Stone Slim Veneer can be worked with any commercially available tools (DIY tools).

Sawing, drilling, milling, cutting, bending, pressing.

LAMINATION

Stone Veneer can be used the same way thin laminate type products are used. Testing should always be done prior to any natural stone veneer installation. It can be arched or bent inward or outward to meet a given look or architecture. Fiberglass strand are used in the makeup of Stone Veneer which gives it strength and flexibility. Installation can be easily done using many of the basic tools used in most tile work.

For industrial processing, we recommend using diamond blade tools due to strong wear on wood blades.

Prior to application it is best to clean, brush, and degrease any surface of dust or oils. Depending on the adhesive used, it may be necessary to prep the back of the Stone Veneer by sanding or scuffing the back to expose the fiberglass. If Stone Slim Veneer is only applied at one side of a carrier material, it is important to have a counter balance on the other side for stability. Some adhesives may require the use of solvents or recommended primer by the adhesive manufacturer.

It is recommended that each sheet be dry fit exactly where it will be placed on all surfaces. Numbering the sheets to track relocation before cutting and trimming will save you time.

Adhesive

All adhesives should be tested prior to any installation including consideration of moisture and temperature in the planned environment. If the application is outdoors, consideration to thermal expansion should be taken into account. Since the sheets is only a veneer it must expand and contract the same as the substrate or delamination may occur. Where adhesive primers are recommended the bond should be test by the installer before final installation.

ADHESIVE FOR INTERIOR ALL SURFACES INCLUDING WOOD BASE SURFACE

1) AGL Power Grace PG-1000

2) Mepai Keralstick T

3) Kerakoll Supraflex

4) fevicol Pro bond

5) Silicon

6) Or any PU Based Adhesive

ADHESIVE FOR EXTERIOR CEMENT BASE SURFACE

1) AGL Power Grace PG-1000

2) Mepai Keralstick T

3) Kerakoll Supraflex

ADHESIVE FOR BACKLIT LIKE MIRROR/ACRYLIC BASE SURFACE

1) Clear silicon

Sealant:

Stone Veneer can be sealed with the same sealers used for slate, stone tiles, and wood. There are many sealers on the market with various recommended applications. Please test any Sealer for the desired glint and saturation required prior to installation. By a single treatment with a good stone sealer, almost all natural stone surfaces are easier to maintain. Not only water but also oil and grease can no longer penetrate into the surface. Sun spots are prevented.

SEALANT FOR SURFACE PROTECTION INTERIOR/EXTERIOR

1) Ascolite Sealer

2) MMC Sealer

3) Endura max Sealer

4) MYK Laticate Sealer

5) Exterior PU

6) Interior PU

The areas which are indoor and dry, there is no need any sealant but outside and wet areas like bathrooms, we suggest above sealants.

Regular maintenance:

All natural stone surfaces, even if impregnated (sealed), must be wiped moist regularly. We recommend Care Cleaner, which contains a small amount of the impregnator which insures the surface stay sealed. The care cleaner is mixed with water and then can be mopped over the surface not recommended.

Safety & Precautions:

Whenever working with Natural Stone Veneer Its necessary to take precautions because it has fiberglass composition at the back side of the sheets. So ALWAYS use the correct & suitable gloves, goggles, and dust mask when cutting the sheets. If you are using the saw, it is always make sure to take proper precautions to cover your skin, your eyes and lungs from fiberglass dust. Whenever cutting the thin stone veneer sheets by saws, grinders, or sanders we should use exhaust equipment’s.

Besides take care to avoid breathing the silica dust. Lot of dust come out from the thin Veneer sheets whenever cut, drilled, or abraded and this dust contains Silica which may cause cancer or delayed lung injury (Silicosis) if in-hailed.

A hand roller is recommended to remove air between sheet and substrate. To properly roll out trapped air start in the middle of a sheet while firmly rolling out towards the edge. Do not press too hard while rolling as this may cause too much adhesive to push out.