Teak Tile Installation Guide

Teak mosaic tiles are an all natural hand made mosaic crafted in exotic Indonesia from reclaimed teak used in the furniture industry. Each reclaimed teak pieces may be hundreds of years old and will have their own unique patina ( natural fading of wood products) so color variation from piece to piece is inherent in the product but there is an overall color continuity that is representative of samples. They are suitable for indoor applications and primarily used for wall tiles ( wall coverings- like wall paper), ceiling tiles, for furniture, feature walls and flooring for light foot traffic areas. They are a very light and durable material and very easy to install via a professional or DIY.

The Jakarta teak mosaics come in boxes of six sheets or panels that are 16.5 X 16.5 inch for a total of 11.89 square feet per box.

The Linear teak mosaic tiles and the Random linear teak mosaic tiles are 6 X 24 inches and come in boxes of 10 tiles or ten square feet.

We advise you read the instructions and have your contractor read the instructions in advance of installation.

coconut tile installation

1. It is necessary to open the boxes for 24 hours before installation to let the tiles adapt to the temperature and humidity where they will be installed.

The only tools and equipment you will need will be a square, small electric saw and sander as seen in the photo.

The adhesive that we recommend is silicon sealant for use in glass, windows, ceramics etc.  We recommend Dow Corning sealant but other materials like Gorilla Glue will work as well.

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2. Clean up the walls and ceilings that you want the panels to be applied to insure proper adhesion.

3. Apply the glue on the back of the panel’s surface in 8 x 8 even grids.

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4. Paste panel and confirm it is square and level on the wall and press it for 5 seconds to make sure the panel’s backside is flatten against the wall ( necessary to avoid any bulging. For the next panel, make sure that its position is well aligned with the previous ones. (OPTIONAL)You may give a spacing gap of 3 mm between the tile for grout or if you don’t use grout, you leave gaps to 1-2 mm to insure that the material has the capacity to expand.

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When done, use grout to fill up the spacing gaps (you can use sealant if you choose spacing gaps of 1-2 mm). And remove unnecessary overflows by damped clothes.

Towards the end of walls, if coconut panels are too big and need to be cut, tear along a glued joint, and then use a grinder to shorten further to the desired size.

Note: Our teak mosaic tile  panels are 100% natural, and the manufacturing process is made by hand. No two panels are identical. The variation from panel to panel  and color variation of the wood patina is part of the natural charm of this unique mosaic and should not be considered a defect.

Maintenance Cleaning

Panels are easy to maintain.

When necessary to wash, washing should be performed with damp cloth, or using a neutral detergent diluted with water.

Storage

The products should be stored in a horizontal position, stacked to a maximum of ten boxes.

Must be stored in dry environments, airy and preferably on pallet.