Despite the fact that there are a lot of new finishing materials, high-quality tile is still considered the No. 1 material for finishing bathrooms. Thinking about how to put a tile in the bathroom on the wall, you should weigh the pros and cons of this method of finishing. This material, of course, has many advantages, such as strength, durability and hygiene.
When choosing a tile it is important to pay attention to the color, as it can visually increase or make a smaller bathroom.
In the bathroom, the tile looks just perfect. But there is one drawback - the work on laying tiles is very laborious and requires certain skills. If you already know how to lay a tile, then you will surely benefit from some useful tips. Using them, you can turn the bathroom into a cozy and beautiful room.
The tile is laid for many years. Thinking about how to put a tile in the bathroom, you should first think about choosing a tile. After all, well laid, it can hold on for decades, preserving its original fresh appearance. The only thing that is required is to periodically wash the surface of the walls using soap or detergents. Proceeding from such durability, it is necessary to take a responsible attitude to the choice of tile. It is necessary to buy goods only from well-known manufacturers, although it will cost more. The thing is that cheap tile often comes with a marriage and a mismatch in size. This greatly complicates its packing. Choosing the color of the tiles, you must proceed from the size of the bathroom. In small rooms for finishing, only light colors are used, since the dark make the room even smaller.
Buy ceramic tiles should be in the amount slightly larger than required. Some tiles may break during work, and batches of the same product may differ in color shades, and by purchasing the missing tiles, you can spoil the appearance of the wall.
Tools for laying tiles
With tiles you should stock up with such materials and tools:
- mastic for fixing tiles;
- plastic crosses;
- building level;
- tile cutters or bulgaria;
After everything is ready, you can start preparing the walls for laying tiles.
It is recommended to first waterproof the walls of the bathroom. First you need to clean the walls of the old finish. Waterproofing can be done with roll materials or mastic. Waterproofing with roll materials on the basis of fiberglass is more qualitative, and omazochnuyu waterproofing, mastic, it is easier to do.
If rolls are chosen, they should be fastened on a special mastic from top to bottom, overlapping, spreading the seams with the same mastic. If a waterproofing coating is chosen, then it must be applied to the wall with a paintbrush or roller. If the mastic is thick, then use a notched trowel. There are many different materials for waterproofing walls.
Ways of laying tiles.
After the waterproofing is dry, plaster should be done. Plastering can also be finished with a mixture, leveling the walls according to the level. It depends on how attractive the appearance of the bathroom after laying the tiles will be. The wall must be level. This can be checked using the building level.
After drying the putty the walls should be primed. Then the mastic will not be absorbed into the wall, and the tile will hold tight. After all these works, you can start installing tiles on the walls of the bathroom.
Layout of tiling on the wall.
First you need to calculate the number of tiles in a row. It will be very ugly if the trimmed tile is laid in a prominent place. To do this, simply place the tile on the bottom row and see how it fits. You should start the tile from the corner far from the door. If you really have to cut the tile, it's better near the door.
How to lay the tile exactly? There are some important points. To install ceramic tiles is also recommended to start from the bottom. Using a spatula, the mastic is applied to the tile. Apply it need 5 dots and a narrow strip on the edge. After that, the tile is pressed against the wall and aged for some time. Next, another tile is attached. To make the series smooth, it is recommended to tighten the thread, exposing it to the level. To smoothly get the seams between the tiles, you should use special plastic crosses, inserting them during installation. Crosses are of different sizes, respectively, and the seam is obtained in different widths. Usually for large size tiles use wide crosses, and for small ones - narrow. But this is optional. The width of the seam may vary depending on the chosen design of the room. It happens that lay the tile without a seam.
Scheme of cutting tiles with a glass cutter.
It is from the first row that depends how straight the masonry will be. Therefore, laying ceramic tiles should be done with the utmost care. Just like the first row, all the rest are put. It is necessary to immediately erase the rag that emerged between the tiles, not letting it dry.
After all the rows are laid, the seams are rubbed with a special "trowel", which can be of different colors. The color should be chosen based on the overall design of the room.
At work it is possible to use a tile of different color, making a mosaic. Spread the mosaic is recommended on a well-lit wall, devoid of any accessories. Manufacturers also produce tiles, on which a large pattern is applied. Having bought such a tile, it should first be folded on the floor in one of the rooms, forming the desired pattern, and then take a few pieces and spread on the wall. This will help lay out the drawing correctly. Bathroom from such drawings only wins.
Do not put the tile, closing the tile of communication. In such places it is best to use plastic boxes, which can be quickly removed in the event of an accident.
If the tile is to be drilled after laying, to fix the shelves on the wall, then use special diamond-drilled drills or fountain drills. On the surface of the tile is pasted a piece of tape, so that the drill does not slip on the surface. Drill at low speed without pressing hard. When the material is drilled, insert a conventional drill and continue to drill the wall to the desired depth. When the hole is ready, a plastic dowel is slammed into it, and then the shelf is fixed to the wall with screws, screwing them into the dowels.
Well-mounted tiles will be a long time to please you with their freshness and will be proud of the work done.