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how to tile a wall: preparing mortar, grouting and dealing with obstacles

by:Kastar     2020-06-12
Credit: If you are looking for beautiful, durable and affordable wall covering, opensource tile is a natural choice.
Whether it\'s ceramic, glass tile, lime China or porcelain, it can be installed as a DIY project.
The tile is known for its durability and ease of installation, and another benefit of it is that it offers a lot of versatility and creativity for individual homes.
For example, some people may alternate to form patterns on the wall using different colors, making fine plug-ins or unique kitchen tailgates, which is just the beginning.
However, it is important to choose the right tile according to your needs.
Brick walls are the time to make your imagination go away and make your design fun.
Every effect you want has style, from subtle to more formal, so, figure out what you want before you go out for a big purchase, and how it will merge with the rest of your home.
If this is the goal, the tile design can make the room look bigger or more intimate.
You can also choose if you want the room to light up or look more formal.
These combinations are endless, but it is important to choose the right options for each area of your home.
You may not notice choosing the right wall tiles, but the types of tiles used for tile walls and floors vary.
Wall tiles are usually thinner and less weight than tiles specifically used for flooring, as it does not have to withstand a lot of weight and heavy traffic.
In addition, since the wall tiles are suitable for more creative designs, there are often more options for decoration and decoration for the embedding, border and finished edge of the kitchen tailgate.
You can use the tiles specified for the floor as wall tiles, but due to its weight, it slides down the wall when applying it with a thin sleeve.
There are a few devices called battens that can help control this, however, if this is the first time you tile a large project, it is better to use a wall-specific tile.
Again, if possible, look for brands rated by the National Institute of Standards or the porcelain glaze Institute of the United States.
Wall tiles RatingsWall tiles have a moisture grade, so please note this if the tiles are in areas with a greater moisture or humidity, otherwise, mildew and mold will form behind the tiles and on the surface of the tiles.
Grade 1-Standard Grade 2-indicates slight glaze and size defect Grade 3-indicates major defect and is recommended only for back panel for decorative purposes-
The material used in the wall behind the tile, can be cement, fiber cement, plywood, plaster, or even plastic flakes-the mortar that binds the tile to the back plate, usually mixed with the latex mixture, to work more easily with grouting-similar to the sheet and mixed with the latex mixture to make it waterproof;
Before starting any tile items on the wall, used to fill the gap between tiles, you need the following supplies and tools.
Tile, thin mortar, milk hose, plastic tile spacer and plastic spacer remove grouting, grouting sealant and silicone caulking combination square, tape measure and 4\' level and clampsTile cutter and Rod saw notch spatula and rubber Grout floating bit before you go to buy the tiles, with mixed accessories and tile cutting bitGrout use the online tile calculator to estimate the number of boxes you need based on the size of the wall or room you are going to tile.
Don\'t open tile boxes until you need them, so if you overestimate the quantity, you can return them without any problem.
In this discussion, let\'s say you have the wall ready, or replace the old plate with a new back plate enough to support the tile.
If you tile in the bathroom, it is highly recommended that you use the cement board as the backing of the tile.
First, a plastic spacer separates the tiles on the floor for drying operation, and the plastic spacer will represent the thickness of the grouting area to be applied.
Using spare wood, place it at the bottom of the layout and mark the position of each tile on the board, with spacing between the two.
This stick will be used to mark your back plate on the wall to create a guide for the first few tiles you will be laying on the wall.
Some people skip this step and just do it simply, but it\'s a valuable tool to keep you in line at the beginning.
The first line you laid is the most important in the whole project, and if it closes slightly, the whole wall will deviate from alignment or from center.
Use 4\' level to draw a starting line for reference, draw a line on the wall in the middle of the floor and ceiling, and if you are tiling everything, draw a line around the whole room.
The bathroom is usually the case, so line up from the top of the bathtub.
If you plan to use border tiles in a more complex design, draw the second horizontal line with that level.
Please also note if there are any embedded fixtures on the wall.
This is usually the case with the shower.
Draw a vertical reference line in the center of the room using horizontal.
Place the tile bar you created earlier at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical reference lines.
Mark the horizontal line to show the edge of the tile and the grouting line between the tiles.
Before hitting the corner, draw a vertical line marking the outer edge of the last complete tile.
This is the corner where you start this project.
Now you can prepare mortarCredit: Opensource and actually start tiling.
Be sure to read the manufacturer\'s instructions on the side of the mortar and make sure there are no special requirements.
Some brands have different mixing procedures.
If the mortar does not already contain latex, mix it with the mixing tool and the power drill bit.
The latex additive has two purposes: it gives the mortar strength, slows down the speed of drying the tiles and gives you more time to work.
Lay the first wave in a row near the corner and floor and apply mortar to the wall with a notch spatula.
The type of notch spatula you use is important because it determines the amount of plastering of the mortar and the depth or width of the groove in the mortar.
According to the recommendation of the manufacturer.
Initially, only one or two tiles of mortar were laid in one area.
Place tiles at the intersection of the vertical and horizontal reference lines of the wall.
Press hard in place and swing a little.
There should be an area below this first tile that is not large enough to accommodate the full tile below.
Measure the distance to the floor and then subtract the width of the grouting line from this measurement.
This will be the length you will cut a row of tiles at the bottom.
Place a complete tile on the tile cutter and then cut it using the measured value.
Cut enough tiles at this credit: Open source length to get you through the entire wall at this time.
Take the smaller tile you just cut, pour the butter with mortar, and then press it firmly against the wall under the first tile with a plastic spacer.
Finally, in order to get out of the corner, you may still have a small wall with no tiles.
Put a small piece you cut earlier into the corner, measure the gap, and then cut to the length that allows the grouting line.
In the appropriate case, press the small silver butter to the appropriate position with a plastic gasket.
Continue to set the tiles along the reference line of the first line, and then cross the narrower line at the bottom across the wall as in step 4.
In 70 years, you will encounter something you have to deal with, especially Amazon.
Plumbing fixtures in the bathroom.
To do this, you need to drill holes on the whole tile to get the pipe through, or the cut needs to be on the edge of the tile (
It depends on your layout)
, Use a stick saw or a key hole saw to cut the circular part of the tile.
When cutting tiles with a saw or drill, be sure to clamp them tightly on a solid surface like a plywood workbench.
A cut into the right size, simply place it on the wall and press it in the mortar.
Again, usually this is reserved for the tile bathroom, but you have to deal with this as well when the tile is around the exit box and the switch.
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