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User's manual - Dry rooms

Rocko Tiles boards are intended for installation inside buildings. The product is intended for finishing wall surfaces, both in dry and wet rooms. Correct assembly and maintenance will ensure long-term use of Rocko Tiles.
The manufacturer is not liable for any damages related to incorrect installation or poor assembly conditions.

Wall Tiles installation - Dry rooms

WASTE STORAGE
Order 10% more than the mounting surface to account for cuts and scrap
ACCLIMATION REQUIREMENTS 48H
REQUIRED INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS 15oC - 30oC [59oF - 86oF]
DEFINITION OF ‘WATERPROOF’ Structural integrity of Rocko Flooring will not be damaged due to contact with moisture/water

1. Aclimatization

Prior to installation, the Rocko Tiles must be acclimated to room temperature at the installation site. The room where the hob is to be installed must be between 15oC - 30oC [59oF - 86oF]. Rocko Tiles should be stored horizontally, on an even surface, under controlled environmental conditions.

2. Installation tools / Recommended accesories

• Circular saw with guide bar
• Cutting disc - discs with a sufficiently large number of teeth are recommended, e.g. ø165mm (56 teeth) and  ø350mm (108 teeth)
• Universal knife
• Ruler, tape measure, pencil
• Distance crosses, clips for leveling tiles
• Glue float, cartridge squeezer
• Broom or vacuum cleaner
• Optional: table saw, hole saw, jigsaw, assembly gripper

3. Substrate preparation

3.1. Substrate requirements

WOOD (PLYWOOD, OSB)
 
• Wooden substrates must be firmly attached to the base structure; Rocko Tiles should not be mounted to unstable, poorly attached base plates
• The substrate must be load-bearing, dry, clean and degreased
• The substrate must be stable, free from cracks, bends and unevenness
CONCRETE, BRICK
 
•All loose and unstable elements must be removed from the base
•Any convexities of the substrate must be removed by grinding; the cavities can be filled with a suitable putty and then primed
•The substrate must be hardened and seasoned according to with recommendations
CERAMIC TILES, TERAZZO, STONE
•The existing substrate must be firmly attached to the substructure; do not mount
Rocko Tiles to unstable, badly attached tiles
•The surface of the tiles must be thoroughly cleaned and degreased before applying the adhesive

3.2. Ground leveling

The substrate must be leveled within max. 2mm by 1m in length [0.08 "by 40"]. No unevenness, deflection and faults.

3.3. Cleaning the substrate

Clean the wall of dirt and dust and degrease it if you install it on a non-absorbent surface.
The surface must be even and stable.

3.4. Surface dimensions

Before starting the installation, measure the lengths of the walls on which the Rocko Tiles will be installed. A properly planned layout of the plates prevents very narrow elements and allows keeping the proportions.

 

4. Formating ROCKO Tiles

Format the boards with a circular saw with a guide. For cutting, we recommend using discs with a sufficiently large number of teeth, e.g. ø165 mm (56 teeth) and ø350 mm (108 teeth). Remember to cut the board with the decorative surface facing up. If there are electrical sockets or other installation components on the wall surface, cut holes in the board before its installation. Depending on the shape, the holes can be cut with a hole saw or a jigsaw.

5. Cleaning off plate surface

The cut plates must be cleaned. The bottom surface of the boards, on which the glue is to be applied, must be free of dust, dry and degreased to ensure proper adhesion of the glue.

6. Application of adhesive from tube / cartridge / foil package

A. Bonding the mounting tapes

Glue the double-sided mounting tape vertically to the surface of the substrate. It will ensure even distribution of the glue and facilitate installation and hold the boards until it sets. The tape should be applied at even, approx. 20-45 cm intervals (depending on the wall surface).

B. Application of adhesive

Apply the mounting adhesive to the bottom side of the panel or the wall surface. If you are using glue in a cartridge or foil-packet, apply it in vertical stripes at 10 cm intervals. Do not apply the glue in spots. Apply glue under the outline of each cut-out hole. The glued surfaces should be joined within 10 minutes of application of the adhesive.

7. Adhesive application with a trowel

Apply the mounting adhesive to the bottom side of the panel or the wall surface. Apply the glue to the entire surface of the glued board. Do not apply the glue in spots. The glue is applied with a trowel (C1) 4x4x4 mm. The glued surfaces should be joined within 40 minutes from the application of the adhesive.

8. Adhering of panels to the surface

After applying the glue, put the board against the wall and press it down. For optimal strength, press the elements to be glued so that there is a ventilation gap of 2-3 mm between them. This distance will ensure that the adhesive joint is able to permanently transmit the deformation.

9. Plate leveling

After gluing the first board, place the leveling clips - they will allow for the expansion of the expansion gap between the boards (2-3mm) and will facilitate the leveling of the surface. After sticking the next board, level the adjacent surfaces. Do not remove the leveling clips until the adhesive has set. Continue with the assembly of the next plates.

10. Removal of the clips and protective film

The curing speed of the adhesive depends on the ambient temperature and air humidity (24-48 h). As the temperature and humidity level increase, the polymerization process is faster. Provide effective ventilation until fully cured. After completing the work and setting the glue, remove the leveling clips and then remove the protective film from the surface of the boards.

11. Filling out the joint

Expansion joints should be filled with a flexible joint (epoxy, silicone) or with dedicated finishing profiles. Before applying the grout, protect the surfaces along the expansion joint with painter's tape - this will facilitate the grouting process and protect the surfaces from dirt. The profiles should be installed during the assembly of the panels. For mounting the profiles, use the same glue that you use for gluing the boards. During installation, fill the internal surfaces of the profiles with silicone in order to seal the profile-board connection.

12. Cleaning the panels after assembly

The Rocko Tiles surface can be used immediately after installation. Remove dust and dirt with Rocko Tiles cleaning fluid. Wipe the boards with a damp, not too fluffy cloth (preferably microfiber). Do not use wire or nylon sponges which can damage the surface.

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