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Cement Block Installation Guide

Prepare the Subfloor:

  1. Clean the floor surface, flatten the surface with mortar or cement. 
  2. Do not build cement blocks on the surface which is too smooth or fragile, such as glazed tiles, mosaic, glass. 

Prepare the cement mortar:

  1. Use conventional mortar (cement with size 1.0-1.2 clean sand, and water). 
  2. Mortar mix must be not too wet. 

Curing before and after installation: 

  1. Before installation, curing the tiles by watering. 
  2. Once completed, water moisturizing the whole wall. Frequency of irrigation 4 times / day and continuously for 5 days, guaranteed in the recommended time always make sure to be moisturizing the wall.

*Note*: Curing cement blocks before and after installation is very important, it will affect the quality of the wall.

Installation:

  1. Spread the mortar along the corner. Use your trowel to spread a few slabs of mortar around the corner's base of the footing. Spread the mortar 1" deep and 8" wide in the marked area. Continue to spread the mortar to account for the distance of about three to four blocks. 
  2. Start building from the corner, and then the rest of the wall. 
  3. Follow this approach for other corners in the remaining walls. 
  4. Continue to spread the mortar to build the next row. Use your trowel to smooth the grout and position the blocks in the correct position. 
  5. Thickness of mortar line is about 5-10mm. You can adjust mortar but not too much (maximum thickness of 20mm for the wall array with a height not exceeding 2.5 m and 3 m wide). 
  6. It is possible to use a tile cutter to cut block when necessary. 
  7. Use the trowel to remove all excess mortar and reuse them. Do not leave this mortar wasteful. 
  8. For any additional information to further assist you please email us at sales@originalartesano.com with your specific inquiry.