Earthenware tiles ought to be fixed to the divider with extraordinary clay tile cement, which can be purchased prepared blended in tubs or as a powder for blending in with water. A glue spreader for the most part accompanies every tub. To evaluate how much glue you need, permit about one liter of the prepared blended sorts for each coordinated and a half square meters of tile. Old tiled surfaces give a level firm surface and can be tiled over with hardly any issues. Ensure that the old surface is totally liberated from oil and soil and supplant any tiles that are free or have dropped out.
Old mortar must be firm. New mortar ought to be left for a month to dry out. Apply tiles to completing mortar just, never to undercoats. Completing mortars have a fine surface; undercoats are commonly a lot coarser. Old brickwork and rendering are likewise acceptable surfaces for tiling gave they are dry, sound and level. Leave new brickwork and rendering for in any event fourteen days before tiling. Sparkle painted surfaces will take tiles, if they are sound and clean. Check the grip of the gleam paint to the surface underneath by putting pieces of self-sticky tape immovably on it and afterward ripping them off rapidly. In the event that any paint falls off, the surface is not sound. Strip off old wall coverings and distempered surfaces before tiling.
Blackboard, chipboard, MDF, plasterboard and compressed wood can be tiled over as long as the surface is unbending and does not flex. The sheets ought to be upheld by an inflexible system. Regular wood grows and contracts as its dampness content changes. Customary tile cements will most likely be unable to adapt to this development – utilize adaptable tile cement. Most artistic tile cements will take a shot at very hot surfaces, yet around a chimney it may be smarter to utilize warmth safe cement. Where tiles are probably going to be sprinkled or be in contact with water – around showers, bowls, sinks and showers – waterproof epdm lijm ought to be utilized.
Consolidated cement/grouts are accessible in both norm and waterproof structure. These are hard to expel from the essence of the tile whenever permitted to set, so ought to be cleared off right away. In the event that the surface to be tiled is knotty or lopsided, thick-bed glue can be utilized to iron it out yet utilizing one is not especially simple. When earthenware tiles are on the divider, the holes between them ought to be loaded up with grout thick glue which dries hard. It is accessible either prepared blended or in powder structure; by and by the tub or bundle should give anticipated inclusion – generally 0.5kg of powdered grout to each two square meters of tiles. Mosaics need more. A few grouts have fungicides added to forestall form development. To apply grout, you need either an elastic squeegee or a wipe.