How to Lay 3D Volcano Porcelain Walling

What’s great about this walling range is that they consist of a stunning 3D effect and can be used internally or externally. It is great for use in the home to create a beautiful feature wall, but also has a professional look to it as well, making it a great addition to a bar, a reception or show room. Each tile varies in thickness between 7mm and 11mm, to give a varied 3D effect across your wall.

If, like us, you’ve fallen in love with this 3D walling and are wondering how to lay it, look no further! This article gives you a basic idea of the best way to lay it indoors or out and the best equipment to use.

What you’ll need:

  • 3D Volcano Porcelain Walling
  • Tile Adhesive
  • Porcelain Tile Cutter
  • Trowel
  • Tape Measure

Step 1

It’s a good idea to check and prepare the wall in which you’re laying this walling on. Ensure there are no loose bits of debris on the wall and that the paint isn’t flaking. If the paint seems fairly flaky, you can use sand paper to ensure the surface is ready for the tile adhesive.

Step 2

Roughly lay out some of your tiles on the floor to get an idea of how you want the tiles to look. There is no ‘right’ way up that each tile should be, but they are designed to be butt jointed and staggered at a third between each other (see picture above). Use your tape measure to measure out a third. The length of the tile is approx 600mm, so use your tape measure to measure 200mm along the tile above.

Step 3

As you would have staggered the tiles around 30%, this will mean you’d need to cut down an excess on some tiles to allow this. Get a professional to cut these tiles with safety gloves and goggles for protection.

Step 4

Using your trowel, spread your tile adhesive across a small section, applying this at a 45 degree angle, to ensure a thick layer is spread, but no excess comes off. You’ll need to work fairly quickly to avoid the grout drying out.

"There's no need to grout in-between these tiles as the seamless finish is created when they are tighly jointed together." - Charlie Says

Step 5

Firmly press down your individual tile, twisting it slightly so it has a strong bond to the wall. Once you feel confident the tile has bonded to the wall, repeat this process, remembering to measure along each tile as you go.

Step 6

Step back and admire your wall! You should have a fairly seamless finish, with minimal lines in between. The 3D effect is sure to attract attention and beautifully compliment your indoor or outdoor space.

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