Montolit enhances its technical partnership with both Interstyle and Ardex Americas as we develop our new series of specialized workshops focused on installing glass mosaic and glass tile
Architects and Interior Designers from around the world love the brightness and light effects of glass. To capture the true essence of beautifully crafted glass, proper installation is critical. The preparation of the surface, the proper cutting of the material and the quality of the glass are all required to achieve the desired result and to ensure no future issues with the installation.
Interstyle Ceramics & Glass (North America’s No. 1 Company for the production of glass tile and glass mosaic) has launched a series of specialized workshops, dedicated to train Tile setters on the most advanced techniques regarding installation of glass coverings. Ardex Americas, through its US and Canada branches, is partnering with Interstyle to show the importance of quality adhesives and thin set mortar during the workshop.
Montolit is also partnering in these training events; using these opportunities to show how high quality cutting and boring tools can reduce the time required to prepare the glass tiles for installation and to make the process of installing glass simpler while increasing the quality of the final installed product.
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The training session started at Interstyle’s manufacturing headquarters in Burnaby (British Columbia – Canada). This phase of the training process was to increase everyone’s knowledge on the characteristics of the glass. The process of manufacturing the glass including the sizing and glazing of the tiles was discussed. Understanding the structure of the glass will help in understanding how to best bring out the features during the installation.
The second phase of the workshop has been held at the Ardex Academy in Delta (British Columbia – Canada).
Ardex and Montolit performed demonstrations in which tilers were called to experience the cutting, drilling, boring and laying of Interstyle’s latest generation glass tiles.
For professional tile layers, the major benefits from the in depth knowledge of glass tile and their most advanced installation techniques are the following:
- Aesthetic output aligned with the requirements of the end customer
- Waste and scrap reduction from cutting and laying phases, with consequent economic and environmental advantages
- Elimination and prevention of post-installation problems
- Speed up of installation
- Reduction of installation cost per sq. ft.
- Reduction of lawsuits due to poor installation
These workshops are part of a long series that Interstyle, with the support of Ardex Americas and Montolit, are organizing throughout North America.