SAUJANA Stone / Brick Veneers Installation Guide


SAU Brick Veneers Installation Guide

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SAU Stone Veneers Installation Guide

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 1. Preparing the surface
 Saujana Stone can be applied to any structure sound surface. Due to its light weight, 
 no special foundation or structural alterations are necessary. On clean (unpainted, 
 untreated and unsealed) brick, block, concrete or other masonry surfaces, installs 
 Saujana Stone directly to the surface. If necessary, roughen wall and apply a thin layer 
 of mortar and allow to set prior to installing the Saujana Stone.


 
 2. Applying the stone
 
Apply an even layer of mortar to the back of Saujana Stone and press it firmly into place on 
 the wall surface so that the mortar behind the stone squeezes out around all the sides. 
 Using a gentle wiggling action while applying the stone will insure a good bond.

 To help keep the stone clean during construction, start installing Saujana Stone at the top
 of the wall surface and work down. Install the corner stones first for easiest fitting. When 
 selecting stones, try to achieve a balanced pattern of shapes, sizes, colors, thickness and 
 textures. Keep the mortar joints between the stones, as tight and uniform as possible. And 
 avoid long straight unbroken joints.  


 


 3. Trimming the stone
 When necessary, Saujana Stone can be cut and shaped with a hatchet, brick trowel  
 or nippers to form special sizes and shapes for better fitting. Always try to position the 
 trimmed stones on the wall surface so the cut edges will not show. If the chosen  
 profile is tight and close to every stone without leaving gaps please continue to step 6. 


 4. Grouting the joints
 After all of the Saujana Stone has been applied to the wall surface, fill a grout bag with 
 mortar, and in the manner of decorating a cake, partially fill the joints between the 
 stones with mortar. Be sure while grouting to cover any noticeable broken stone edges 
 with mortar. If you prefer colored mortar joints, oxide colors can be mixed with your 
 mortar prior to grouting.

 


 

 5. Striking the joints
 
When the mortar joints become firm, use a wooden or metal striking tool to rake out the excess 
 mortar to the desired depth and at the same time to force the mortar into the joints to thoroughly 
 seal the joint edges. Be careful not to work the joints too soon or the mortar will smear.


 6. Brushing
 Brush the mortar joints with a whisk broom to smooth them and clean away the loose mortar for 
 profiles with gap. At the same time, brush off any mortar spots from the face of the stone. Loose 
 mortar spots which have set for only a few hours can be clean up easily and should never be allowed 
 to setup overnight.  



 


 7. Completion
 
The use of high quality waterproofing sealer is recommended on any Saujana Stone surface, but expecially on
 those exposed to conditions which could discolor or stain the stone. A sealed surface is much easier to clean
 than an unsealed surface.


 

 

 A-Mix Tile Adhesive is specially formulated cement-based adhesive ideally
 suited for the internal and external fixing of ceramic tiles, mosaic and stone
 veneers to most surfaces usch as concrete, brick-work and plaster.

 Mix THREE bags of  A-Mix Tile Adhesive (3x25kg) and ONE bag of cement
 (1x50kg) (on 3:2 ration) with water to produce a thick creamy mortar for
 coverage up to 10m2 of Saujana Stone.