The mosaic tile is distinguished for its unusual and beautiful. It has a number of advantages, such as resistance to temperature changes and to moisture, strength and durability. At the same time she is very unpretentious in the care. Knowing how to lay a tile mosaic, you can easily perform its installation. When doing this work, you should be patient, be extremely careful and give vent to your imagination.
The mosaic is easily mounted on the walls of the bathroom, durable and unpretentious in the care.
- putty knife;
Stages of laying the mosaic.
How to lay a tile on a mosaic so that it sticks to the surface for a long time? For this, the first thing to do is to carefully prepare it. The surface must be flat without any defects, dry and free from dust and dirt.
First, it is checked using a long aluminum strip called a rule. In the event that there are drawbacks on it, they are corrected on the walls with a layer of plaster, and if it is necessary to put the tile on the floor, then the cement mixtures - screed.
Walls of concrete or brick are first plastered, then shpakkuyutsya and at the end must be primed.
If the surface of the paint, it is either removed with a spatula, or it is often cut with a chisel. You can not lay out the tile mosaic on the walls, which are pasted with wallpaper. Therefore, paper wallpaper is wetted from the spray with water, and after soaking it is removed with a spatula.
In vinyl, the top layer is first ripped off, and then the paper substrate is wetted and ripped off. After that, the entire surface must be covered with a primer. If necessary, ventilation and water pipes and wooden walls are closed with sheets of plasterboard, which are also primed.
The cutting of mosaic tiles is carried out using a ruler and a construction knife.
- mosaic tiles;
- building level;
- putty knife;
- glass cutter;
- rubber roller;
- protective agent.
First you need to decide which way the mosaic will fit. It can be laid out individually or with a matrix unit, in this case it is pasted onto a special paper or mesh. If the patterned laying of the tiles is done, first a large-scale sketch is made on a piece of paper, and then the pattern is transferred to the surface.
To begin laying out the mosaic is better from the most lit place, leaving for a possible trimming an unseen part of the room.
Then the base surface is prepared. To do this, determine the lower level of the tile location and apply labels using a level that connects to the line. Then on it a profile from metal or a tree is beaten.
After that, a special adhesive is applied to the surface of the wall or floor with a notched trowel whose tooth depth is 3-4 mm. To increase the strength of adhesion, it can be applied to the wrong side of the tile. Adhesion at once covers an area equal to 9 sheets of mosaic. The tile or the matrix block is applied to the prepared surface, being guided by marks, are aligned on planes and are densely pressed. Next, put a mosaic or block, while checking the correctness of laying with a level. To get the same distance between the elements, "crosses" are inserted between them.
Then the mosaic-lined surface is leveled with a rubber roller. If the laying was carried out by the matrix blocks, then at the end on their surface water is soaked in the outer paper and carefully removed from the tiles. When laying a transparent mosaic, only a white glue mix is used. If necessary, the mosaic should be cut with a conventional glass cutter, and the uneven edges with wire cutters. Laying out the mosaic pattern, the extra sections are carefully removed in small pieces.
Губкой и теплой водой удаляются излишки клея. После этого все швы заделываются с помощью специального шпателя затиркой с мелкими зернами. При этом остатки смеси удаляются влажной губкой, а поверхность протирается насухо. Все оставляется для полного высыхания на сутки. Затем поверхность полируется сухой тряпкой, а на швы наносится специальное protective agent. На этом укладка мозаичной плитки заканчивается, и можно получать удовольствие от красивого интерьера в доме.