Application over tile - Before

Application over tile - Holes and Voids Covered

Application of Primer (Gripper)

Sheets are easily cut to size by hand.

ALWAYS use the proper type gloves, goggles, and dust mask when cutting TXTR-LITE.

For best results a 3/16" notched trowel is recommended for application of adhesive on substrate.

Corresponding numbers of final cut sheets

It is always best to back-fill or back-butter voids or depressions in the material before application to a substrate.

For continuously wet environments epoxies or polyester resin are recommended and must be tested before final use.

Know your adhesives; by understanding the specifics of any adhesives, much time and cost can be saved.

All adhesives should be tested prior to any installation including consideration of moisture and temperature in the planned environment.

A hand roller is recommended to remove air between TXTR-LITE sheet and substrate.

To properly roll out trapped air start in the middle of a sheet while firmly rolling out towards the edge.

TXTR-LITE™ can be also be used to create a tiled effect by leaving a grout joint between cut pieces.

Finished Bath

Finshed Wall with installed hardware.

Finished Bath

Finshed Wall with installed hardware.

Installation Over Existing Tile

TXTR-LITE™ OVER EXISTING TILE SAVES TIME AND MONEY. Since you don’t need to remove the tile, you can simply adhere TXTR-LITE™ over it. You will also save time and labor by not renovating what tile there is. As long as the tile is sound why remove it? With this type of resurfacing you can reduce the environmental impact of a total renovation AND keep the existing plumbing. Most standard brand name plumbing fixtures now have remodel kits which allow you to only change the fixtures, not the interior plumbing; another time saver.

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Stipping and Priming
Priming

Stripping and priming the existing tile assures a good bond. The primer used here is "Gripper™" by Glidden®. We found it to be a good primer where you want the maximum adhesive bond.

Pre-Fitting
Pre-fitting

Pre-fitting and numbering the sheets will help with installation as shown here. Here, each sheet was cut to fit and was numbered before installation.

Adhesive
Adhesive

Premium Polyurethane Construction Adhesive was used here since it cures without evaporation. A non-evaporative adhesive is required when applying between two sealed surfaces.

Trowel
Trowel

A 3/16" notched trowel is used to distribute the construction adhesive evenly. The same adhesive must be buttered to the back of the TXTR-LITE sheets before rolling.

Roller
Priming

A large roller is then used to apply the TXTR-LITE™ to the tile. Only light pressure is needed to remove air bubbles. Too much roller pressure will leave air gaps.

Floor Installation
Floor Install

Floor installation is the same as above. After PU adhesive has set you may then grout with a latex, epoxy (water based preferred), or standard grouts. 1/16" to 3/16" space is recommended, however, a zero grout joint is possible.