This article was created so that many would avoid the main mistakes when tiling, and also shows how to avoid tile subsidence after laying.
Laying tiles of considerable size requires the use of appropriate adhesives and the sequence of the process.
Ceramic materials are laid on flat, clean, dry surfaces.
Consider the main mistakes in decorating the walls with tiles.
Before starting work, it is important to correctly measure the dimensions of the apartment, using the level vertically and horizontally. If the “blockage” is exceeded by 10 millimeters, level it with a cement layer of plaster according to the installed beacons.
Any irregularities complicate the installation process, due to the fact that there is a need for the proper selection of a layer of glue. Therefore, it turns out that they glued normally, others did not, due to the drying of the solution due to uneven shrinkage, protrusions are formed in the rows.
Such protrusions must be removed by applying a repair layer of the cement mixture.
Remember! If the walls without special waste from the correct geometry, each crack should be repaired, and the tubercles should be healed, otherwise the tile will not settle properly.
Solid gypsum, block, plasterboard and plastered walls must be treated with a polymer primer with a strengthening property, otherwise the tile adhesive will dry instantly without gaining the necessary strength.
In the case of y = rejection of this item, due to the friability of the walls, the process of absorbing moisture from the solution will begin. Therefore, it will dry in a short time, without gaining the necessary strength, which will lead to the falling of the tile.
Before facing work, wait until the walls have completely dried.
If the surface is painted with water-based emulsion or other paint, it is advisable to clean such a surface with a spatula with a sharp tip, treat it with a special solution, and then prime it.
- incorrectly selected adhesive solution
In case of purchase of expired glue, grout or erroneous creation of adhesive mortar and grout, strength is not created, it reacts poorly to moisture; the grout is washed out from the seams, after a while the tile falls off.
Do not use glue for light ceramic tiles, due to its properties, it will not be able to withstand heavy stone tiles.
Universal glue is not suitable for work outside - buy frost-resistant, with high strength characteristics.
Accidentally falling under one of the tiles in the bottom row a small piece of concrete can lead to the fact that in the next rows there will be an impossible establishment of distance “crosses”.
In the case of using tiles of low quality, with high tolerances in size, before performing work on the wall surface, it is advisable to mark out the layout for the rows. Use the laser level, this will be the best way for such work.
And what were your mistakes when decorating the walls? Share your experience in the comments.