• How To Install Green Sukabumi Stone Tile in Swimming Pool

    Green sukabumi stone (also known as bali green stone) is famous green natural stone for swimming pool tiles. Many customer asking Stone Depot how to installed this green sukabumi stone in swimming pool. In this articles let me share to you how to installed this swimming pool tiles.

    What you will need to Install Green Sukabumi Stone:
    1. Green Sukabumi Stone Tiles in any size: 100x100x10, 100x200x10, 200x200x10
    2. Mortar: Normally we use Mapei Granirapid Grey
    3. Masking Gloves
    4. Diamond blade circular saw
    5. Ear muffs
    6. Googles
    7. Dust Mask
    8. Thinset and grout and grout sponge
    9. Floor leveling compound
    10. Trowel


    Tiles Adhesive Mapei Granirapid Grey Part A (Left) and Part B (right)

    Step 1  – Site Preparation

    Make sure the substrates that Green Sukabumi Stone would be applied is flat, clean (free from chemical like paint, oil, wax, etc). Also substrates must be mechanically strong. We assumed you have no more problem on the pool construction such as no water leaking and floor leveling is already fixed.

    Prepare the elevation with the strings so that you can installed the green sukabumi stone in a good straight line.

    Step 2: Matterial Preparation

    Prepare the mix of the stone adhesive (Granirapid). Granirapid has a two component adhesive of a special hydraulic and silica sand (Part A) and a synthetic rubber latex (Part B).

    Pour the 25 Kg of Part A into the 5,5 Kgs latex of Part B and mix using a mechanical stirrer until a smooth mixed is obtained.  If pot life at +20 celcius the mix time about 45 minutes.

    Step 3: Installing the Green Sukabumi Stone tiles

    Spread a thin coat of the mix adhesive onto the substrate using the straight edge trowel followed immediately with the correct thickness. The principle of the right trowel is that gives a coverage at least 65-70% of the back side of the green sukabumi stone tiles. If you use mapei trowel no 4 or 5 the consumption of the adhesive is around 2.5 – 3 Kg/m2).

    After you spread the mix mapei adhesive the open time in normal temperature and humidity conditions is about 20 minutes. Meanwhile in certain climatic conditions such as strong wind, sun, high temperature can be reduce the open time just a few minutes. To maximized the open time in unfavourable climatic condition you can use tend to coverage your working space.

    how to installed green sukabumi stone by stone depot

    Use tend to coverage your working space to avoid direct strong sun

    After spread the adhesive you can stick the green sukabumi stone tiles follow the strings line that you made before to ensure that you installed the stone tiles neatly and straight. Green sukabumi stone tiles laid with the adhesive must not be washed or exposed to rain for at least 3-4 hours and must be protected from strong sunlight for at least 12 hour after installation.

    The swimming pool with green sukabumi stone tiles can be filled with the water after 4 days upon the installation finished .

    If any further assistance, you need regarding our Green Sukabumi Stone , please click this Whatsapp link to contact with us directly: (Putri) or email:

    How To Install Green Sukabumi Stone Tile in Swimming Pool

20 Responsesso far.

  1. Tom says:

    Dear Winsen,

    we have installed Sukabumi in 30 swimming pools in the Anantara resort which is 2000m above sea level on the mountain. we are now experiencing a white effervescing on the tiles in and out the water. please could you recommend how to clean and keep it clean.
    many thanks Tom

  2. Samudra says:

    Dear pak Winsen,

    Benar sekali dengan Granirapid pemasangan batu alam akan menghasilkan hasil yang kuat dan baik juga dikemudian hari tidak akan terjadi pengapuran sehingga tidak muncul noda2 putih pada batu alam.

    Selain Granirapid, apabila dibutuhkan yang memiliki waktu setting agak panjang mempermudah pengaturan, dapat menggunakan Kerabond T atau Keraflex Maxi S1 .

    Apabila bapak kesulitan mendapatkan produk2 Mapei di area bapak, dapat menghubungi saya di 08111833923.


  3. sean maynard says:

    Will this stone swell. We have an installation in a pool where the floor stones have popped. No expansion joints. Trying to determine if do to swelling or faulty installation.

    • Jeremy says:

      Sean, did you get a reply? I am about to install in my pool in Perth and am very interested to hear from you?

      • admin says:

        Hi Jeremy,

        We have distributor in Perth. Please kindly contact Ms Amanda McCurry (+61 423 282 268)

        Kind Regards,
        Winsen Setiawan

    • admin says:

      Hi Sean,

      Thanks for your comment. There are 2 reason why the stone swell:
      1) Wrong installation, the best gap joint is 10 mm except the mosaic form which is can be 3 mm gap. Also use the proper adhesive.

      2) Bad material. In our factory we do selection on material so it will avoid swell/crumble. In some layer in quarry is not proper so block selection is very important. Some supplier sell cheap stone because they dont care of the problem that may occur after installation.

      If you need further information please whatsapp on : +6281 741 222 59 or call +62 811 2014 80

      Winsen Setiawan

  4. Andrew says:

    Hi can you please tell me what grout to use on green Sukiabum tiles in a pool
    Regards Andrew

    • admin says:

      Hi Andrew,

      My colleagues Ms Putri already email you. We normally using Mapei grouting, White color is the best option

      Kind Regards,
      Winsen Setiawan

  5. Rod says:

    Our pool has failed badly, mosaic 100mm x 100mm tiles with 3mm gap. entire floors and walls have fallen off, swelled and popped off, what is the correct adhesive to use? We used your tiles from a supplier in Australia. Please tell use exact method of installation and glue please. The pool looked wonderful until we had this problem but now a major fix is required

  6. Gnanaprakasam says:


    Please these sukabumi stone is suitable for GRP Pools.

  7. cici says:

    if you want better solutions for swimming pool, you can try our Nano crystallized stone, apart from anti-bacteria, it also can be anti-slip.

  8. Theo says:

    Dear Admin,

    We are about to install the Sukabumi in a pool in Ibiza. However, the information about the installation is quite diverse.
    1. We have been recommended Kerakoll Extreme
    2. The size of the grout ( gap as you call it ) is quite large. 10mm.. We were thinking about only 2 mm. Are you now saying that the expansion of the stone is more than a 2mm gap can handle?
    3. We have been looking at the Mapei products too but we favor Kerakoll. Do you have experience with this brand?
    Awaiting your reply.

  9. Rowan Heferen says:

    Hello can you please help with a recommendation for adhesive. In Australia it seems the recommended adhesive is a epoxy resin (in this case Laticrete Latipoxy 300). This is a very expensive product. I can understand the reason behind using an epoxy as it is water free so doesn’t introduce water to the stone while it is setting. I note, however, you recommend the Mapei Granirapid. As it is a cementitious product I guess there is some water uptake, however, as it is fast setting the water absorption must be minimal.
    The local Mapei rep didn’t know anything about Sukabumi but did say they only recommend Granirapid for dimensional stable stone (to their class A) and not for poor dimensional stability (their Class B) or no dimensional stability (their Class C). DO you know what class the Sukabumi is o their classification?
    Is the main reason you recommend Granirapid due to the expensive price of the epoxies.
    I also note that Mapei do an epoxy as well (Kerapoxy Adhesive). It is priced better than the Laticrete product. Have you had any experience with this as well or do you just suggest I stick with the Mapei Granirapid and stay away from the epoxies (mainly due to price)?
    Thanks in advance Rowan.

    • admin says:

      Hello Rowan,

      You can use Mapei Ultracolor Plus for the grouting

      Winsen Setiawan +62811201480

      • Rowan Heferen says:

        Thanks Winsen but it was the adhesive that I was particularly interested in not the grout. Is the Granirapid cementitious just as suitable as an epoxy in your experience for the Sukibumi?

        • Rowan Heferen says:

          Another question Winsen. How does Sukabumi (mostly the Zeolite in it) go with ionisation (Cu+ / Ag+) water cleaning systems?

      • Rowan Heferen says:

        Sorry I just realised I have been replying to my posts rather than yours. Can you please have a look at my latest questions?

        • Rowan Heferen says:

          Have you had a chance to think about the water purification system question. Is there any problems using ionisation system with Sukabumi?

    • Adel says:

      Hi Rwan,
      did you find an answer?

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