Maximum joint width: 1″ (2.5 cm)
Excavate the new GATOR TILE area. The depth required is calculated by adding Porcelain Tile height, Gator Base, compacted sand, plus any soft organic material that has to be removed. Excavate the perimeter an extra 6″ (15 cm) wider on all sides than the finished tile area requires.
Gator Spacers should receive a generous amount of Alliance polyurethane XP glue on each quadrant. Install the porcelain tile on the Gator Spacer, apply pressure or tap the tiles with a rubber mallet at all corners. This will ensure that the tiles are adhering to the Gator Spacer. The Gator Spacer will be left in the tile installation permanently, ensuring proper alignment and stability of your project for years to come.
N.B. Gator Spacers are offered in 1/4″, 3/16″ and 1/8″ (6.4 mm, 4.8 mm and 3.2 mm) joint sizes.
The water used in steps 8a, 8b and 8c will activate a bonding action as well as condensing GATOR TILE SAND in the joints. It is important to water the GATOR TILE SAND a total of 3 times, as per steps 8a, 8b and 8c. Too little water will not properly activate the GATOR TILE SAND and will reduce the final performance.
This warranty is given by the manufacturer of this product (hereafter “Manufacturer”). The Manufacturer cannot guarantee results, as it has no control over surface and sub-surface preparation and product application. Moreover, there is no warranty if the porcelain tiles are installed directly on bedding sand or concrete foundation. However, for a period of 15 years from purchase, the Manufacturer agrees, if the product is proven to be defective, and on the condition that it was installed pursuant to the method of application of surface and sub-surface preparation described above, to refund the purchase price of the Gator Tile polymeric sand. Proof of purchase is required for any claim.
Please Note: This Tile Sand warranty is only valid if used as part of the entire Gator Tile System. (When used together with all seven components, see installation instructions.)
Please Note: This limited warranty applies only when the product is used for residential purposes exclusively (home owners or contractors using the product for single or multi-unit dwellings that are exclusively for residential pedestrian use).