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Installation Videos & Guides

Whether you're into DIY or are a professional, these installation tips will ensure your Realstone project goes somoothly.

  • Suitable Substrates

    Cement board
    Unpainted Brick, Block, CMU
    DRYWALL IS NOT A SUITABLE SUBSTRATE

    Recommended Setting Material: Polymer Modified Mortar

  • Natural Stone Panels & Tiles

    The Realstone System is a jointless, dry-stacked installation where panels and corners fit tightly together without grouted joints. A polymer modified mortar and full coverage is advised. Always follow your local building codes and best practices from TCNA.

    Videos:

    • How to Set Tile - by the TCNA

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  • Estate Stone

    Videos:

    • Estate Stone Panel Install vs Loose Stone

    • Estate Stone Panel Installation

    • Estate Stone Corner Installation

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  • Portugal Collection

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  • Hive Tiles

    The adhesive should be applied to both the individual Antique Wood piece and installation surface with the double spread technique. For detailed installation instructions follow the directions provided by the manufacturers of the adhesives listed.Due to natural moisture absorption in wood products, an acclimation period is recommended. Carpentry or wood installation tools must be used, wet saw usage is not recommended. Use adhesive and small finishing nails for additional support. For detailed installation instructions follow the directions provided by the manufacturers of the adhesives listed

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  • Antique Wood

    The adhesive should be applied to both the individual Antique Wood piece and installation surface with the double spread technique. For detailed installation instructions follow the directions provided by the manufacturers of the adhesives listed.

    Videos:

    • Installing Antique Wood Corners

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  • Reclaimed Wood

    Due to natural moisture absorption in wood products, an acclimation period is recommended. Carpentry or wood installation tools must be used, wet saw usage is not recommended. Use adhesive and small finishing nails for additional support. For detailed installation instructions follow the directions provided by the manufacturers of the adhesives listed

    Videos:

    • Installing Reclaimed Wood Panels

    • Reclaimed Wood Outlet Installation

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  • Tempered Tiles

    During installation, handle tile with care to prevent marring the surface. Tempered Glazed tile is heat sensitive and not appropriate in areas where its surface will exceed the ambient room temperature. Standard tile installation is recommended. For best results, use polymer-modified mortar in white with full coverage and urethane grout.

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