Today, when decorating rooms in private houses, apartments or offices, ceramic tiles are often used. This is an extremely versatile material with which you can quickly and very effectively transform a specific room.
It is worth noting that the tile looks great both on the walls and on the floor. It should be understood that when laying tiles, it is necessary to use special glue, which is designed specifically for working with similar material.
Tile glue itself is a dry mix, packed in special bags.
In order to give the glue a working form, it is simply diluted with water creating a solution of the necessary consistency.
Further, the master simply applies glue to the surface and glues the tile to it already.
Working in this way, a specialist can put large volumes of tile in a short period of time.
However, to work with tile glue, a person must have certain knowledge and skills. So, for example, he should know whether it is possible to use a mixture that has dried slightly and is clumped together.
It is about what qualities tile adhesive has and how to apply it, we will discuss this article.
What is included in the glue?
To date, manufacturers of special building mixtures have been able to develop and launch a wide range of different types of tile adhesives. However, most of these mixtures have in their composition a filler consisting of cement and special additives.
So those additives allow the master to quickly knead the glue of the required consistency. In addition, thanks to them, the tile adheres securely to the surface.
It is also worth noting that working with such a mixture is much more convenient and simpler than with ordinary cement mortar. The qualities of modern tile glue allow it to hold both light and heavy varieties of tile.
Professional terms on the packaging
In order to understand how it is necessary to work with tile glue, you first need to understand the terms that are indicated on its packaging. This will enable the person who decided to lay the tile to make a high-quality and reliable solution.
So, among the main concepts that are indicated on the package, it is especially worth highlighting:
- data on the usability time of the adhesive after it has been kneaded. The fact is that if the solution is not developed in a certain period of time, it will lose its basic qualities;
- drying time. This concept means the time that elapses from the moment the solution is applied to the surface before it dries;
- time for adjustment. This is a short passage of time when the master has the ability to level the tile.
What to do if the glue is dry
It is worth noting that tile glue dries quickly enough. this can become a problem, because if the solution gets caught in lumps, it will immediately lose its basic capabilities.
Such glue can no longer be used for its intended purpose and the best thing that can be done with it is to add it to the screed or plaster.
That is why, before starting work, the master must answer for himself the question of whether he will have enough time to develop the prepared solution.
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