R VITREOUS CHINA LAVATORIES
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
HOW TO USE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Please read these instructions carefully to familiarize The variety of installations possible with this lavatory may
yourself with the required tools, materials, and installation require procedures other than those described in these
sequences. It is very important that the proper materials instructions. These instructions are split into sections for
are used with your lavatory. each contractor involved. Remember, because of the
variety of tiles available, careful measurements must be
Proper selection of tile is critical for a good installation. taken prior to installation.
Because of the variance in tile thickness, your carpenter,
tiler, and plumber must be aware of the exact type of tile All information in these instructions is based upon the
you choose. After selecting the tile, a sample of the tile latest product information available at the time of
should be provided to each contractor involved in the publication. Kohler Co. reserves the right to make
project. It is very important that the tiler, plumber, and changes in product characteristics, packaging, or
carpenter maintain good communication and discuss the availability at any time without notice.
requirements of the project with each other. Failure to
follow these precautions may result in a poor installation.
S Cut out template with scissors and trace onto
counter top. Mark centerline for faucet. Cut
opening in counter top, carefully following pencil
line you traced. Draw Cut Line
S Drill faucet holes. Dimensions are for Kohler faucets only. When using
other faucets, contact supplier for installation
instructions and dimensions.
FAUCET VALVE HOLES SPOUT HOLE
4” c/c 1–3/16” 1–3/16”
6”–8”–12”–16” 1–3/8” 1–3/16”
S Place the lavatory in counter top and trace the
outside edge with pencil. This will serve as ”guide
line” for applying the adhesive.
S The rim thickness on the lavatory is 1/2” plus or
minus 1/16”. Because of the varying thickness of Lavatory
the tile and the lavatory, or if adhesive or mortar bed Tile
installation is used, allowances must be made to
shim the lavatory or route the underlayment as
Route or Shim
as Required To Water Resistant Underlayment or
Level Tile Backing Material 3/4” Minimum
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Acceptable underlayments include the following:
S Tile backer board over 3/4” exterior grade plywood
S 3/4” exterior grade plywood
DO NOT use the following materials:
S Interior grade plywood
S Gypsum wallboard
NOTE: Consult the tile contractor to determine the
types of materials to be used.
S If the tiled counter top is to meet a laminated
counter top, the laminated counter top must be
installed after the tile has been installed to ensure
a flush transition between the two surfaces.
S Apply two ribbons of adhesive between the
opening and the ”guide line”. Spread slightly with
S Place fixture in counter or slab using ”guide line” for
S Press down firmly to spread adhesive.
S Remove surplus adhesive with damp cloth or
sponge and fill joint where necessary at once.
S Use a damp cloth to clean fixture and counter top.
Do this immediately after fixture has been
S If fixture is to be removed, heat thin knife, insert
into sealant between fixture and counter top and
begin cutting through sealant. Keep fixture raised
to prevent resealing. Reheat knife when
S Tile backer board placed over plywood is the
recommended underlayment for installing this
lavatory. Tile should be bonded to the backer board
with dry set or latex Portland mortar.
S Type I mastics or epoxy adhesives are
recommended when a plywood backing is
specified. If epoxy adhesives are used,
epoxy-based grout should also be used.
S Latex-based grouts are recommended with Type I
mastic and mortar bonded tile.
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IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION
CARE AND CLEANING
Clean the outside surface of your vitreous china product
with mild soap and warm water. Wipe the entire surface
completely dry with a clean, soft cloth. Many cleaners
contain harsh chemicals, such as ammonia, which can
damage the finish. Do not use these cleansers.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents on vitreous
REQUESTING SERVICE LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Kohler plumbing fixtures and fittings are warranted free of
Kohler Warranty, its benefits, and limitations. Kohler Co. manufacturing defects.
and its distributors support you with one of the largest
Kohler Co. will, at its election, repair, replace, or make
Service Networks of its type. Here’s what you need to do
appropriate adjustment where Kohler Co. inspection
if you require service:
discloses any such defects occurring in normal usage
FIRST: Contact the dealer or contractor who sold and within one year after installation. Kohler Co. is not
installed the product. They should be able to responsible for installation costs.
solve any problems you may have. To obtain warranty service, contact Kohler Co. through
SECOND: If your dealer or contractor cannot solve the your Dealer or Plumbing Contractor, or by writing Kohler
problem, they will contact or supply you with Co., Attn: Customer Service Department, 444 Highland
the name of the local Kohler Distributor and Drive, Kohler, WI 53044 USA, or by calling
the: 1-800-4-KOHLER from within the USA.
KOHLER TECHNICAL SPECIALIST Implied warranties, including that of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly
THIRD: If you are unable to obtain warranty service limited in duration to the duration of this warranty.
through either your contractor or Kohler Co. To the extent permitted by law, Kohler Co. disclaims
distributor, please write us directly at Kohler all implied warranties including merchantability and
Co., Attn: Customer Service Department, 444 fitness for a particular purpose. Kohler Co. disclaims
Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044 USA. any liability for special, incidental, or consequential
FOURTH: Include all pertinent information regarding damages.
your claim, including a complete description of Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
the product, model numbers, colors, finishes, implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of
and the date the product was installed. special, incidental or consequential damages, so these
Include a description of the problem, and a limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This
photocopy of your invoice for the products warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also
involved. Also give us the name of the have other rights which vary from state to state.
contractor and distributor.
This is our exclusive written warranty.
KOHLER CO., KOHLER, WISCONSIN 53044
Kohler Co., Kohler, WI 3 110281-2-AB
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