*The following information is the installation guidelines Mbrico recommends when installing the Mbrico Tile Rooftop or Raised Floor system. Installation guidelines are the steps Mbrico recommends to insure a successful application. Ultimately, the purchaser and the onsite installer are responsible for ensuring proper installation.
**Mbrico recommends that consumers contact a qualified installer in their area prior to placing an order to ensure all measurements, order quantities and installation are done accurately. Mbrico is a tile decking product manufacturer and tile distributor. All installations are done by a third party installer of the consumer’s choice.
Verify that your flat roof and structure have been constructed properly. Verify your project’s frame, concrete, walls, slope, grade, quality and attachment to any structure meet or exceed all local and national codes. This system is intended to require no penetration of roof membranes.
Follow the layout that was used to order your Mbrico deck surface materials if possible. Your layout will minimize the cuts and partial tile locations to less obvious areas of the surface just as you would with interior tile products. In some respects, layout of your new deck is similar to laying interior tile. You will need to plan ahead for stairways, angle areas and partial rows that require cutting tiles. Also you will plan for the fastening of your handrails if applicable or surrounding parapet walls. Nothing will be directly attached to the Mbrico surface via fastener or adhesive. The Mbrico deck should be planned and installed with greater care, as it will outlast other deck products and have no maintenance requirements other than an occasional cleaning.
You will want to set the height of your deck accordingly. The Mbrico rooftop surface adds variable height and a total weight of 10.5 pounds per square foot to your existing surface. The finished Mbrico surface is intended to be level.
Installation on raised pedestal system is used mainly on large, regular surfaces, or above previous floors, rooftops or balconies provided these show no signs of infiltration. The open gaps between the slabs allow the rainwater to drain off into the cavity created under the panels. Thus a flat, even floor is obtained, while the underlying waterproof layer will have the gradient required to drain off the rainwater. The load-bearing structure is made of polypropylene feet with a large base and rounded edges, to prevent damage to the insulating layer. This solution allows for passage of any underlying elements and offers a practical passage for pipes and wiring.