Tiles can be used in virtually any part of the house like bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, portico, foyer, drive way, drawing / living rooms, study, lobby, pooja room etc. They can be used both on the walls and floors. Some special tiles can be used in industries too.

Length times width of the area to be covered will give you square footage. For most installations, add 5-7% for cutting loss, and enough to keep on hand for any repairs. When the installation is on a diagonal, or when you are using a multi-size pattern, you should add 12-15%.

The manufacturing process of the Vitrified tiles is far more superior to Ceramic tiles. The Vitrified tiles are also homogeneous and consistent in composition. Ceramic tiles have merely a decorative coat on the top and hence their composition is not consistent

Vitrified tiles come in polished and unpolished finishes. As the name goes, the polished tiles have sheen while the unpolished ones do not have sheen.

No need to wax or polish glazed Tiles. Simply wiping glazed Tile with a damp sponge or sponge mop is all that is necessary for daily maintenance. In case stains persist if it is not removed with detergent, use diluted hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid.

To be used outdoors, the tile must be unglazed for floor use. Make sure the absorption rate is 0.5% or less

We do not recommend because the floor tile is much heavier than a wall tile. It is less porous and absorbent. The chances to adhere to the vertical surface is lesser than in a wall tile. This will result in the floor tile being easily dislodged from the surface and also cracking. However it is an individual’s choice if he is still ready to take risks, he can use the floor tiles on the wall.

  • Well, design, color and size preference is based on purely individual or personal choice or taste. However here are some basic guidelines and tips on selecting the right design, colour and size for different applications.
  • The tiles you choose should match with the existing, or intending decor of the room where they are to be used.
  • In a plain area (areas devoid of furniture, an open area), you could use a pattern type or geometric tile design. This will help generate a little fullness where none existed before. By the same a plain tile will help calm down a busy and cluttered room.
  • Larger tiles tend to look better in larger rooms, and converse is true for smaller size tiles.

Typically the following sizes of tiles are generally available in the market:

Wall Tiles
• 24×12
• 16×12
• 12×8
• 8×6
• 8×4
• 4×4
• 6×6
• Third fired luster tiles and listellos.
• Wall Borders (Varying sizes)

Floor Tiles
• 24×24
• 18×18
• 16×16
• 15×15
• 12×12
• 8×8
• Hexagonal shaped tiles
• Octagonal shaped tiles
• Floor Borders (Varying sizes)

Ultimately depending on your house area and the area of the room to be tiled, the exact look and feel depends upon individual tastes. If you are tiling your walls, the general usage is as follows:

• Small Kitchens: 4×4
• Medium-sized Kitchens: 8×4 or 8×6 or 12×8
• Large-sized Kitchens: 16×12 or 12×8

Corridors: 24×12 or 16×12
External walls: 24×12 or 12×6
Small Service Areas: 4×4

If you are tiling your floors, the general usage is as follows:

• Small to Medium bathrooms: 8×8
• Medium to Large bathrooms: 12×12
Living rooms
Small to Medium sized: 18×18 or 12×12
Large sized: 24×24
Lobbies & Verandahs: Hexagonal or 18×18
Halls & Public places: 24×24 or 18×18



Wall Hung Closet

As per shown in the picture, the rag bolt must be grouted into the cement/concrete wall. The bolts must be fixed to the cement/concrete wall. Allow setting & checking than install it using nut and washer.

Counter Wash Basin

  • A skilled or experienced person should install counter lavatories.
  • Avoid using adhesive with this product.
  • Check the waste area and supply tubing if required.
  •  Do not open the lavatory from its protective carton until you are ready for installation.
  • Please follow all local building and plumbing codes.

Material & Tools

Measure tape, Keyhole or saber saw, Hammer, Glasses, Rags or Paper toweling, Drill (1/2 dia, drill bit or larger), Pencil, sealant, sharp knife or scissors

Installation of Counter top

Please Note : Please install it in a way that future removal from underneath the counter top is possible without damaging the counter.

  • Please check the desired location for clearance between the back splash, faucet, Fixture and cabinet.
  • Please cut the template.
  •  Please carefully trace the template on the counter top directed.
  • Please mark the faucet hole centerline on the counter top.
  • Please drill a 1/2″ pilot on the inside of the cut line.

For Wood Counter Tops

  • Mark and per-drill the wood screw holes at the locations shown on the template.
  • Waterproof any exposed areas of wood

For Marble Counter Tops

  • Position the counter top upside down on foam padding to protect the surface. Mark and drill 3/6″ holes 5/8″ deep at the locations shown on the template.
  • Use a setting tool and hammer to secure the anchors.

For Other Installations

  • If the counter top has not been installed, install it at this time.
  •  Drill the faucet holes according to the faucet installation instructions.
  •  Install the faucet to the counter top according to the manufacture’s instructions.
  •  Install the drain to the lavatory according to the manufacture’s instructions.


Standard Tiles Laying Guides from Imperium for Your Home or Offices

Wall Requirement

The wall should be strong and flat, surface be smooth. The wall should be waxed / printed. Wall should be clean and dry, if the tiling has to be done on plywood the surface of wall should be sealed with 50% volume mixture of PVA and water.

Tile Preparation

Mix the tiles with different cartons which help in fine blending of shades. Ample lighting should be provided. Ech boshould be spread and mixed on the floor to check for any variation mixing of tiles brings harmony to shade by avoiding obvious patches. Prior to fixing. tiles should be immersed in water for 15 / 20 minutes

Tiles Laying

Apply a high quality ceramic adhesive on the wall and place the first tiles on the corner apply even pressure on the four corners of tiles to ensure adhesion of tiles to substrate. Cover the Area of wall that can be done without cutting tiles and leave it for at least 12 hours.Cover the rest of area with measured and cut tiles as per requirement.

Applying Grout

After 24 Hours Of Laying of tiles, the grouting is done. Always use good quality grout. Apply the grout diagonally between the tiles using a sponge to fill the gaps between the tiles, Fill the joints with grouts as directed by Grout manufactures, Clean and wipe the surplus grout with a sponge, or as indicated by manufatures.

Curve Cutting

To fill the around the curve surface of wash basin etc. measure and mark the curve on cardboard and place te cardboard on the tile to cut it.

Round Cutting

To pass a pipe through the tile. the tile has to be cut in a specific manner. Mark it’s position on the tile. Draw a straight line passing through the center of the circle. Cut the tile on the line drawn. Cut the semi-circle on each of the half. these two halves placed together .

Applying Window Recess Tilling and Cutting

Tile has be cut in “L” shape for window recess. Cut a line from center to edge and then draw a right angle line vertically down. Cut the tile to get an “L” shape that can fit a window recess.

Accessory Tiles Fitting

While Laying the normal tiles. keep an empty space where accessory tiles will fit. Apply the adhesive on the back of accessory tile and then place it uniformly in the space and apply even pressure to place the accessory tile.

Tile Drilling

Apply masking tape to conver the area to be drilling Mark the position of the hole and drill the hole with lowest possible pressure on the drill.