How to Install
We offer a complete Peel & Stick design for an easy installation.
Rustic Geometry uses a heavy duty adhesive tape to create our multi piece tile designs as well as to provide a simple mess free approach to permanently apply your tile to a surface.
It is actually as simple as peeling the protective liner off the back of the tape, positioning the tile as desired and firmly pressing it against the desired surface!
The below details cover the steps you should take from A to Z
Step 1: Determine Project Size
Measure (in feet) the height and width of the surface you intend to cover and multiply the two numbers to get you Square Feet. (Don't forget to subtract any space you are not overing such as doors or windows!)
Step 2: Order your material.
We generally recommend ordering 5-10% extra to cover cuts.
Step 3: Cleaning
Make sure the surface is clean and clear of any obstructions. RG tiles require a flat surfaces for the the tape to adhere. Dust and/or dirt act as a barrier between the tape and surface!
Step 4. Starting Location
Determine your starting location and if needed, draw a guide to help place your initial tile.
Step 5. Check Tiles and Pattern
Always check your tiles before installing. Product naturally varies, and individual piece surfaces and edges may show the dramatic distress of the woods past use. Get familiar with the guidelines provided for your desired pattern.
Step 6: Handling Tiles *IMPORTANT*
Tiles should be handled with the tile face down. Excessive handling can eventually loosen the bond between tape and wood. Additionally, material is fragile, if bent, the pieces are likely to split along the grain. Avoid bending! Split pieces can be repaired with standard wood glue.
Step 7: Placing tiles
Hold the tile face down and remove the liner from all tape pieces. Determine desired location and lightly place tile. Confirm positioning (if incorrect, remove and reposition) and then firmly press tile against surface for permanent placement. The tape is pressure sensitive, so it is important that adequate pressure is applied to insure longterm adhesion. Press across all surface of a tile, or use a jroller as alternative. Repeat this process for adjoining tiles following the pattern outline.
Step 8. Finish edges
You will need to cut your tile to fit, which due to the thinness of the material can be accomplished with a standard utility knife. Separate the individual pieces of a tile by cutting the tape on the back, then apply as many full pieces as you can. Measure remaining space on wall and determine and cut remaining piece(s) to fit this final space.