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Step 1:
The basic surface floor must be clean, dry and durable enough to withstand moving pressure on the surface
Note:  If the basic surface floor is not consolidated enough to stand the weight, it could occur the crack on the finished surface titles.

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Step2:
Pour a stratum solid mortar and cement (Take a handful cement amount, if the mortar does not change its shape then mortar is OK to use) on the basic floor, thickness of stratum must be 30mm and above.
Note: The mixed stratum ratio between clean sand and cement is 4:1 (volume).

Step 3:
Smooth the surface of stratum by plasterer’s hawk.
Note: Use a plank which is flexible and durable to stand the weigh of a person and does not break the smooth finished surface.

 

Step 4:
Pour dry (and pure) cement evenly on the surface which already smoothed in step 2 before paving tiles.

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Step 5:
Follow the sample design, paving tiles on that smooth surface and then slightly use the rubber hammer to beat in order to make sure tiles are positioned straightly and rightly compared to others, also to check the agglutination between tiles and smoothed surface

Step6:
Leave the floor over a night
Note: Make sure tiles are not wet (eg because of the rain) and do not walk on or the edge of tiles in about 12 hours.

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Step7:
On the next day, prepare the mix, fulfil the rank and clean tile surface. Normal the mix includes 2 parts of fine sand and 1 part of cement plus a suitable amount of water, then mix them well. White cement and coloured powder can be used to change the colour of the mix to make the rank between tiles is more aesthetic

Step8:
Cleaning method: Normally our paving method does not require so much time and energy to clean. The extra cement on tiles can be removed and cl