Product Information & Usage
Floating Shelf™, a tile ready shelf support, for use with REC1414 and REC1418 Recess-It™ units.
Place the unit level at desired location with flange away from surface. Care should be taken to position unit in a manner so as not to conflict with any structural wall framing members. Trace perimeter of Recess-It™ on substrate and place unit aside. Enlarge the marked layout by 1/2" on all sides and cut out substrate.
Add a continuous bead of adhesive caulk on the back of mounting flange and secure it to the wall cavity with supplied wall fasteners. (Galvanized roofing nails may be substituted.) A power screwdriver may be used if a low resistance setting is available, otherwise...tighten all fasteners by hand and do not over tighten!
Thickness of Recess-It™ mounting flange should be minimized to provide a flush wall surface for the finish tile.
In some substrates, you may be able to grind the perimeter of the cut-out for the width and depth of the mounting flange prior to unit installation. Otherwise, install unit, and then by using a bonding material (thinset/mastic), "feather" the edge of the unit for a distance of 8"-12" and allow to set firm prior to continuing with finish tile placement.
Finish as desired using bonding products suitable for material being applied.
NOTE: All Recess-It™ products have a predetermined slope for the bottom surface. This may be reduced or enhanced by utilizing a thicker bed of bonding material at the front or rear of horizontal plane as necessary.
Do not adjust slope to angle backward towards rear of unit!
Step 4 (optional)
Place FLOATING SHELF™ directly on top edge of selected tile course. Apply surface bull nose tile (SBN) or other finish treatment to top and bottom of FLOATING SHELF™ by using thin-set or mastic to "sandwich" shelf unit. Allow front edge of applied tiles to extend 1/8 " minimum to allow for grout coverage of shelf.