Laying of tiles in the bathroom

It would seem that it could be easier? Take the tile, and paste it on the wall or the floor, but when performing any, even the simplest work, there are small subtleties, such as where to start, from above, from below, from the floor or from the walls? Let's take a look at the example of an ordinary bathroom, and what is usually in it. And so, what we see: the bathtub itself, the wash basin and a lot of accessories that we carry out without problems (you do not need to take a bath). Now that the bathroom has been liberated as much as possible, we remove all the old tiles, pre-plugging the sink and covering the tub with an old, unnecessary blanket (you can do something else) so as not to damage its surface. We tile the tiles from the walls, not from the floor, so as not to damage the surface of the floor tiles. The first row is laid from any angle, but from the upper part of the bathroom and we pass the first row in a circle from corner to door in one direction and in another similarly. In the process of work, do not forget to check the quality of the laid tile level. The test is performed in three dimensions: a horizon line, a vertical and a plane. The horizon line is a horizontal seam line between the tiles. Simply put the level on the top edge of the tile and adjust it until the bubble on the level stops at the exact center. Vertical is tested almost the same way, but with only one difference, the level is set vertically on the flat (not on the ribs) part of the tile and we adjust the tile in the same way as the horizon line. The plane is controlled using a level, but without the aid of a bubble and after laying several tiles. Apply the level horizontally to the plane of two, three laid tiles and see that between the tile and the level there were no visible gaps. We put the second row in the same scheme, only the plane is checked not only horizontally, but also set the level vertically and at an angle, for example: first row first tile, second row third, or first row fifth tile, third row first and so on. Between the seams, insert crosses. The best option is crosses 3 mm thick. After you have laid all the tiles on the walls, remove all the crosses and, using a rubber spatula, cut the seams with a batch mix. Stitch the joints in a mixture and after 10-15 minutes (until the mixture in the seams finally clamped), wipe it with a very damp sponge and do not feel sorry for the water. These are the basic rules, but as I said before, there are still a lot of important little things like how to adjust the seams with crosses, how to make the layer of glue as thin as possible and a lot more. I will tell you about this in my next articles.

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