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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 239 (203)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 239
Page 239

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 239

THE CORNER PIECES (above) give a neat linish and water sealed corners to the job. as can be seen when rule is used. Tile installed above tub (right) is buttered to give added protection where water might do harm. All the shapes are easy to get around by cutting the tile with a coping saw.

Applying Cement

When you are ready' to apply the cement you should only use the mastic trowel spreader that will be supplied by your dealer, as this also serves the purpose of a measuring device. Hold the spreader at a 45 degree angle to the wall. Be careful not to apply too much mastic in the back of the tiles, as it will not permit the edges of the tile to adhere properly to the wall, and will cause floating or sliding when cleaning up the finished job.

You are now ready to apply the tile to the wall. Hold the tile in position and snap it into place, making sure that your fingertips do not touch the cement. It would be a wise tip to keep your hands and the face of tile as clean as possible at this point, so that it will minimize the job when it is time to clean up.

Place the tile firmly against the adjoining tile, after making sure that the corners are properly aligned. Press the tile firmly on four corners, but not in the center. This is done in order to assure tight bond to the ridges of the cement.

Installing Cuf Tile

The cut corner tiles are applied in the same manner as the full wall tiles. However, there is one additional step that should be taken. Additional mastic

should be placed on the cut edge of each tile. This is done so that there will be a more even fit with the inside corner strip. In case of an uneven surface in the corner, the extra mastic enables you to press the inside corner strip against the tiles, and thus even up the appearance.

Inside corners are supplied in four and one-half-inch lengths. To install these inside corners you {it a strip in place, and then spread cement over the fiange of the corner, Making certain that you fit the cut edge into the slot of the corner strip, you then install the tile. It is suggested that you butter the cut edge of the tile which fits into the slot, since this will usually insure a more even fit.

Outside corners are also furnished in four and one-half-inch strips. If cove base is used, place moulding above the floor line to accommodate cover base height at the floor line. Then spread the cement over the flange of the corner strip, and install the tile. However, make certain that you fit out edge into the slot of the corner strip, and press firmly against the wall.

It is suggested that outside corner moulding strips be used since they protect the tile from damage and make a smarter appearance. Both of these points

are of particular importance in a theatre.

INSTALLING A. piece of tile (right) around the fixtures. Next picture shows how an installation can be made neat by using color matching plastic corner piece strips. A paste cleaner applied with ordinary root brush and rubbed. over the tile removes any cement on the tile surface with little effort. The picture (below) illustrates how the Hexible cove base is applied as last step and the regular mastic cement is applied to the back of the base. This should give you a finished project: and one to be proud of.

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 239