a) Leveling. Level the surface where the tile is going to be placed with mortar, leveling it at the mason line level.
b) Drip Edge Masonry; install the drip of galvanized sheet No. 24 caliber, in order to avoid stains on the flagstone molding.
c) Water Seal. Seal the entire slab including the galvanized sheet.
2. Leveling Mortar
The first tile at the bottom of the flagstone requires the leveling mortar. Apply the mortar to the entire edge of the flagstone. If it is installed with the cover accessory, it is not necessary to level it with mortar.
3. Line Level
Install the leveling line from the watershed to the bottom edge of the flagstone for reference and to align the tiles lengthwise.
4. Installation Sequence
The tile is installed from right to left. Start by installing the first vertical column from the lowest to the highest part of the flagstone. The tile is set with 16 gauge galvanized wire or a 2” nail.
5. Place the first tile in the lower right corner of the area to be installed. Continue until you complete the first column completely and repeat in the following columns.
6. To ensure correct installation, match the interlocking of each piece both horizontally and vertically.
7. The stringing of the tile is done by vertical columns and must be continued by holding each 3 pieces together and by attaching them to the flagstone by means of a nail for concrete or anchor and screw.
8. Cover the entire area and install all the necessary accessories.