How to handle stone once delivered to site

June 22, 2020

A quick guide:

  • Ensure that stone is always covered to protect from dirt and elements. If stone was exposed to rain, please allow at least one week to air dry.
  • Stone removed from crates should be stacked on a small angle against the wall ensuring that there is a corflute or similar underlay beneath the tiles. This will prevent it from unnecessary chipping and damage.
  • Tiles stacked on top of each other need to be placed either back to back or face to face.
  • Tiles stacked in columns must have spacers between the columns to avoid chipping.  Overhang is also not recommended.
  • Placing building materials on top of exposed stone should be avoided as this might also cause damage. Same goes for using stone as table- top for drinks or food as it may result in spillage & staining.
  • Stone might be damaged by the building activity on and around it and should be covered as much as possible until all building works ceases.
  • Natural stone is porous and sealing is a vital part of the installation process.
  • After the stone has been laid & grouted it must be thoroughly cleaned & dried before applying the sealer.

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