Step 1: Add water to the bucket then slowly add the Selleys White for Life Powder Tile Adhesive powder while mixing with a paddle, ensuring there are no lumps (600mL to 2kg powder bag). Note that mixing with a paddle attached to a drill, makes mixing easier and faster. Allow mixture to stand for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Spread the adhesive evenly onto surface using a notched trowel, working on about one square metre at a time.
Step 3: Place and fix each tile in position before the adhesive forms a surface skin. Adjust and bed the tile by sliding it roughly perpendicular to the notch pattern to ensure full coverage on the back of the tile.
Note: some larger or deeply keyed tiles may also require buttering of the adhesive onto the back of the tile to ensure full coverage. Use spacers to ensure even grout joints.
Step 4: Check that the tiles are level and use a rubber mallet to tap and level them lightly if required.
Step 5: Remove excess adhesive from face of tiles and joints with a damp cloth or sponge, before adhesive sets (20 minutes).
Step 6: Once the tiles have been laid, they must not be disturbed and not be subjected to foot traffic for at least 24 hours.