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What to prepare before laying tiles

by:JIABANG     2021-04-25

   The good tiles can definitely become a highlight in the home. The creation of visual effects can be achieved through the form of paving and decoration of patterns and colors. So how to paste the tiles to a good effect? Today, the editor will share with you what you need to prepare before laying ceramic tiles and help you make a perfect home.

  1. Choice of paving method   Now there are two methods of paving bricks: dry paving and wet paving. The dry laying method is divided into a base layer and an adhesive layer, and the ratio of cement: fine sand is 1:3 and 1:2, respectively. The biggest advantage of dry laying is that it is not easy to empty the drum, but the disadvantage is that the thickness is relatively large (3-4CM). The wet paving method is to put the cement directly behind the bricks, and then directly spread it on the wall or the ground. Wet paving may mainly have the hidden danger of hollowing, so check carefully after laying bricks.   At present, the more common practice is to use wet paving for wall tiles, floor tiles and entrance stones in kitchens and bathrooms. On the one hand, because of the need for waterproofing, on the other hand, it can save the thickness of the ground; large floor tiles (such as living room floor tiles) dry paving.  2, paving accessories    first is cement and sand. The quality of the cement is directly related to the adhesive strength of the tiles, and the good cement does not need to add special glue for tiling. Generally, the cement sand is provided by the decoration company if it is half-packed or full-packed, and the quality should be checked by itself. 1 Cement must be produced within 30 days, otherwise the bonding ability of cement will decrease; 2 No damp agglomeration, the color should be dark gray or dark green, yellowing or whitening is not good; 3 Sand is not The finer the better, because too fine sand will not have strong adsorption capacity, but will affect the firmness of the tiles. Therefore, sand should be the best choice.  Secondly, a caulking agent. At present, tiling mostly uses the method of leaving seams, because the thermal expansion and contraction coefficients of the cement layer and the decking tile itself are very different when tiling, and the feature of leaving room for expansion and contraction during tiling ensures that the tile surface is neat and tidy. Will not affect the overall effect of the later period. The gaps left are filled with caulk. Grouts can generally be given by the merchant when buying bricks. Our family gave two small bags, but the master said that they were not good enough and asked my husband to buy them. After I bought it, the master said that it was not good. The brand from others was whiter and more delicate than ours. My husband was very upset about it. The amount of caulking agent is related to the size of the gap left during tiling. The reference value on the Internet, 5kg of caulk can use 4 to 5 square meters for a 5mm seam, and 7 to 8 square meters for a 3mm seam. Be sure to remind the worker to wipe off the excess sealant in time (within 10 minutes) after filling the joints, otherwise the sealant will stick to the tiles and it will be difficult to wipe off after a long time.   Then there is the sun angle line and the chamfer. There are two ways to deal with the 90-degree convex angle of the tile: one is to directly invert the back of the tile at a 45° angle, and the two bricks touch each other. The chamfering paste is more natural, but the work load of the angle grinding operation is large, and the technical requirements of the workers are high; the other is to use the positive angle line to wrap the angle. The sun angle line is easy to install, labor-saving, time-saving, and material-saving, and can effectively ensure that the edge of the wrapping is flat and straight.  3. Choosing bricks  This is actually very important, because even the first-line brand of bricks, it is difficult to achieve the exact size of each piece of outdoor wood deck tiles, and the surface is flawless. The edges of some bricks may not be straight but curved, or the corners may not be 90 degrees but oblique, or the surface of the bricks may have flaws, noises, etc., such problematic bricks should be picked out in advance and pasted on the side. Corners or invisible places.   What to prepare before laying tiles is introduced here. If you want to know more about tile issues, you can click on the tile brand to learn more.


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