Guidelines for the
installation of stone
It is necessary to make
sure that proper installation has been
carried in the installation method according
to the projects with the stone supplier,
adhesive manufacturer and installer. While
installing the stone, some necessary steps
are to be followed.
Material is handled in two cases. One
is Tile and other is Slab. Handling the
material tile is the easy process, since
it is sold 10 per box and the weight of
the box is also approximate. Tiles can
be handled either by the individual or
using any two r four wheelers. It should
be noted while handling tile is that,
it should be in vertical position. Compared
to the tile, handling slab is the complicated
process. Slabs should loaded or unloaded
only using proper equipment. Slabs should
also be carried in the vertical position.
When granite and marble are polished,
the slab should be taken vertically with
the polished face touching each other.
Storage is the main function to maintain
the natural stone. When slabs are loaded
to stock at the site, precaution is to
be taken by the individual.
• The polished side of the stone
should be kept in the manner facing each
• It should be placed away from
the tariff area.
• The slab should be arranged vertically.
Sorting stone installation
The material should be checked whether
it is delivered properly. Verification
should be made as soon as the material
is delivered. When installation of material
is done, then it becomes too difficult
to make any changes.
The main function of the material installation
is, mixing and matching the stone before
installation. This method will always
give a uniformed homogeneous installation.
Stones must be placed properly by giving
correct mixture and matching. Some measures
can be followed while sorting the material.
• The area of installation
should be divided properly and allocation
should be made correctly in separate area
and measure enough place for each area
including the waste area.
• When the stone
tile is installed, then the boxes re to
be opened and tiles should be taken randomly.
It gives the uniformed and homogeneous
look. The stone can be checked by looking
the several tiles and mixing them and
lay flatly in order to appreciate the
stone quality and color.
• Before starting
the installation, the direction of the
layer is to be considered.
• When enough material
is not available to finish, installation
should not be started, because additional
material may have different tone.