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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 238 (202)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 238
Page 238

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 238

HAVE ALL the tools needed. plus the directions which come with the tiles (above). Then make the necessary measurements (left) on the walls. A level line must be drawn around the wall at the height the tile will be installed, to insure straight installation it wall is uneven. These tips are important.

damp cloth and a slight application of some elbow grease is all that will be necessary to restore the rich and gleaming appearance of the walls.

As an example of the range of colors available here is a list of plastic wall tiles that are obtainable from Hachmeister, Inc., of Pittsburgh: Chartreuse marble, peach marble, blue marble, rose marble, mint green, cameo peach, horizon blue, cream, sun valley yellow, green marble, gray marble, yellow marble, jungle green, maroon, fiesta red, and black.


As was mentioned before, the increasing emphasis on greater beauty and modern appearance in the theatre as well as on the screen, has placed an added burden on the small exhibitor. However, in the case of remodelling the rest areas with plastic wall tiles, the theatremen is fortunate in that they are simple to install, and can be done by anyone, including the type which 'tcantt even drive a nailft It is possible to get all the equipment needed for the installation job when the tiles are purchased, and a full set of instructions will usually be found also, However, for those who would like to see how it is done, the following is a detailed description of how plastic wall tiles would be applied to a wash room.

Lay Out the Room

It is safe to assume that no floor is perfectly level, and therefore the first thing that must be done is to locate the lowest point on the washroom door. In order to get the exact layout of the wall, measure off as shown on accompanying illustration, and then mark the position for field trim and tile cap, then draw a level line around the room from the top point with a level. It is important to follow this method since a perfect job depends on the correct starting of the job.

Before starting it is important to see to it that all the surfaces are dry and have had all grease and oil thoroughly removed. Although you may apply the tiles over a painted wall, any other type of wall covering must be removed.

After the room has been properly laid out, the next step is to arrange the tile on the fioor across the entire width of the wall. Since most walls are onequarter inch, or more, out of plumb it is very important that both ends of each wall be left open so that tile can be cut to fit exactly. This will give the tile a perfectly vertical and horizontal line. You should balance the space at both the left and the right so that not less than one-third of a tile will have to be cut in order to fill the ends. To accomplish this, remove one tile and readjust. You should never start at a corner with a full tile.

APPLY GOBS of mastic (left) on the wall surface to be tiled. With notched edge of trowel you spread the mastic, using vertical strokes. A patented cutter may be used to cut the tiles. Then establish a center line( below) on each wall and place the tile on the wall starting in the center and working to the right or left. All cut tile less than a: lull tile will then. be in the corners with the cut edge covered by the inside or outside comer piece it done correctly. Care must be taken during entire process.

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 238