Setting Tiles

We recommend that a professional tile installer be used to install our product.  Use a latex-modified thin set mortar such as TEC 393 or like material.  Under no circumstances should a pre-mixed latex/grouting product be used.  Other applications, such as molding for a wooden countertop, will require construction adhesive or an epoxy (LATICRETE 310 works great!).  Small amounts of hot glue plus the adhesive works best.  The hot glue holds the piece in place until the adhesive sets up.

For fire surrounds where the tile is to be applied on the surface of the brick, we recommend a high temperature Silicone adhesive with the hot glue technique.

For setting in stone, we recommend high temperature brick mortar.  We do not recommend that the bronze tile be installed inside the firebox; only the outside surround should be decorated.

Cutting Tiles

Bronze, aluminum and zinc are soft metals.  Thus, Skopos tiles may be cut with a angle grinder or band saw, using a bi-metal blade.

Grouting Tiles

You can use sanded grout with our tiles, use a lot of water and a soft sponge to remove grout.  Note: if planning on using the new epoxy type grout, the tiles MUST be sealed with Lacquer.  The bronze reacts with the epoxy causing the bronze, zinc and aluminum to turn color and bleed otherwise.