2023 Author: Philip Bishop | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 22:24
- Foundation preparation
- Laying tiles
- Tile grout
Ceramic tiles are a material used to decorate rooms exposed to moisture. Laying tiles in the kitchen is a rather difficult task, usually the work is done by professionals with equipment, but it is possible to do it yourself. Uneven tiles are not very attractive, so precision is essential. Also, porcelain stoneware tiles are ideal for finishing the floors of the corridor and kitchen.
The use of tiles on all types of terraces, balconies and verandas is very popular. Ceramic floor tiles, and especially porcelain stoneware tiles, are highly resistant to wear and tear, which means they have a long service life.
If we want tiles to serve us for years and to be a decoration, it is extremely important to prepare a suitable base. When we decide to do our own tiling, it is important to follow the rules for tiling. A faster way to compensate for unevenness is to use cement mortars, leveling agents.
Then, after drying, the floor will be ready for further stages of work. The base must be even and strong, free from any dirt, dust, remnants of old paint.
If the subfloor is uneven, use one of the special leveling materials. If the irregularities are small and are approximately 0.5-1 cm, then you can use a self-leveling self-leveling floor, but if the irregularities exceed 2 cm, use a traditional cement mortar. If you plan to install underfloor heating, use special compounds. It is also possible to cover the floors with a self-leveling self-leveling compound, which will level and prepare the base accordingly.
Naturally, from the beginning it is necessary to decide on the method of laying and lay out the order of the tiles. An important point! Before laying, for clarity, it is easier to draw up a drawing of the layout to scale.
Tiling starts from the wall. It is important to leave enough space for the first row (if trimming is required), so the height of the tile and the width of the two joints, as well as the thickness of the tile adhesive, must be considered.
It is possible to calculate the amount of tile adhesive with an online calculator directly on the site.
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The number of tiles purchased should be approximately 10% more than the amount required for installation.
The next step is to prepare the adhesive according to the manufacturer's instructions. The solution is applied to the wall with the smooth side of the trowel, and then the solution is applied with the tooth side - then we can be sure that the tile will be well adhered. The size of the teeth is compared to the size of the tile, the larger the tile, the larger the trowel teeth should be.
The adhesive applied to the wall dries quickly, so it should be applied over a small area. Details on how to lay tiles in the kitchen.
In the event that the mortar dries up on the wall, it should be removed and a new layer applied.
Tiles usually start from the corner. If you are going to trim the tiles on both sides of the walls, then the laying starts with the first full and ends with the last full, the tiles are identically fixed in the next rows. It is important to insert crosses or SVPs that will help to set the distances between the tiles and maintain the correct width of the joints.
The last step, which is to fill in the empty spaces between the tiles. For this purpose, a special solution is used, available in many colors.
Important! the seams must be cleaned of debris, plastic crosses.
Tile grouting is usually done the next day after the tiles are glued. Correctly, evenly and precisely applied grout is an undeniable decoration for both the bathroom and the kitchen. The fulfillment of the basic conditions for the quality of the substrate, such as dryness, absence of impurities, stability and proper adhesion, will give any kitchen comfort and will last a long time.