How to impose the bathroom tiles
By finishing materials bathroomimposed some requirements - they must be resistant to moisture and temperature changes, undemanding for care and aesthetic look. These regulations fully comply with tiles available today are many varieties with different colors, textures and sizes - to choose from, you can spend more than one hour. But the challenges do not end there, after the materials purchased, there is a new, not less important question - how to impose a tiled bath with his hands so that the end result pleased the eye for a long time?
- Select the type of masonry
- Laying the tiles in the bathroom: preparation
- Alignment - The success of the premise
- Terms and markup options
- Most of the work
- Laying tiles on the floor
- How to impose the bathroom tiles wall
- How is the grouting
- Grouting - completion
Select the type of masonry
By the choice of laying method is to approach responsibly, especially if you need to expand the area visually. Few people know that to increase the height of the bathroom can be through the use of:
- vertical stripes contrasting tiles in the corners;
- vertical laying of tiles;
- the vertical arrangement of the Frisians;
- decor at eye level.
Extends the room:
- tiles cool colors;
- Small tiles;
- diagonal laying on the floor and the horizontal - on the walls;
- cross pattern;
- friezes contrasting stacked top and bottom of the perimeter.
Laying tiles is carried out in several ways:
1. Option №1 «base» - the most common and simple. Tile is laid in rows one above the other parallel to the floor and walls. Tile joints are similar to a sheet of school notebook in mathematics.
It is important!
Fidelity horizontal lines checked by a polygon, vertical - with the help of a plumb line.
This option is suitable for laying arectangular or square tiles. Main advantages - economy (almost complete absence of waste) and a variety of methods of decorating a bathroom.
2. Variant №2 «The dressing" is somewhat reminiscent of the brickwork - each subsequent number is slightly shifted with respect to the previous one. This method is considered the quickest and best way out of the situation when the time for work is limited. In this case, advantageous to look monotonous rectangular tiles.
It is important!
To finish use tiles of different colors and textures is not recommended - the floor will look uneven.
Placement "in the dressing" conducted exclusively in horizontal rows, with tiles of the same size.
3. Option №3 «Diagonal» recognized as the most time-consuming to implement, but it allows to get the original picture, hide non-perpendicular walls and expand the space.
It is important!
Tile must be calibrated, the differences in size are not allowed. Laying the first row starts with a cut on the diagonal tiles and, therefore, will be a lot of waste.
4. Option №4 «Chess" is executed in two colors, the method allows for both laying tiles diagonally, and "seam weld". Unusual and interesting looks so laying on the floor.
5. Option №5 «Modular" get rid of boring alternation of identical segments. It is better to use a solid color or a contrasting tiles. Although it is still possible that the masonry seems somewhat chaotic rhythm track alternation figures.
It is important!
From the decorative elements in the selection of this option should be avoided, because modular masonry dynamic itself.
Laying the tiles in the bathroom: preparation
The first step is to prepare the field fortrim - remove the old trim and clean the surface. Laying on the existing coating is permitted only if the old tile is held firmly. Check out this simple: when you hear a hollow sound rapping - old tiles will have to eliminate.
Alignment - The success of the premise
Smooth surface - the key to qualityresults and lack of trouble, such as tiles fallen off. Plastering the walls and adding to the desired floor level will cause these parts bathroom in proper condition - the angles between floor and walls should be 90 degrees.
Do not forget to take care of waterproofing that protects the tile from damage. Then, the surface is treated with white glue or primer, which will improve the quality of the grip walls and tiles.
Terms and markup options
Partitioning starts from the far corner of the door. With rack check the evenness of the floor. Draw a line, then - the second, their intersection should form an angle of 45 degrees. First fit one-piece tile, then - cut pieces.
Partitioning walls is made as follows:
- It is fixed on the wall bracket (building level), which will serve as the basis for the first row;
- for maximum accuracy in the upper right corner is set vertical level (rope, twine, plumb);
- consider the obstacles that stand in your way.
Most of the work
It's time to think about the first coat, which should be water-resistant. This is not only a firm foothold tile, but also eliminates the formation of mold.
Laying tiles on the floor
On cleaned, leveled and treated floor tiles fit to determine the best direction for the work. Most often, clutch start from the middle of the floor.
It is important!
Thin strips of tiles along the wall should not be.
Apply the adhesive with a notched trowel composition on topput the tile, align it. Skilled craftsmen applying level is often not necessary, well, if you are - beginner, it is best to check each sample. Correct location helps a rubber mallet. Between the tiles are set to be ashamed of the crosses.
When applying the adhesive, remember - the thinner the layer of it, the stronger the connection.
If there is no shift of the clutch, it is necessary to put two rows of rings before the cut, the whole floor will be closed. Cutting can kafelerezkoy or grinder.
How to impose the bathroom tiles wall
It is hard to imagine a bathroom without a mirror,But with him, and then we should start. Outlines its contours on the wall, adding 2 mm. If possible, try to choose a location that both sides had on a number of tiles. In any case, the new number should start with a whole tile. Be sure to take into account the place of fastening shelves, fixtures, sanitary equipment.
How is the grouting
After 24 hours, the grout should be madehydrophobic putty, which is sold in 25 color variations. Sometimes the grout is mixed with a latex additive that will extend the life of the finishing material. After drying grout (see the time needed to do so, in the instructions) wash it off with water.
Grouting - completion
The mixture is applied for jointing of building via a syringe. This is necessary to complete the sealing of holes, protection tiles from the liquid and mildew lesions.
Done. After the tile is laid, grout and grouting dry, you can proceed to the final work - installation of mirrors, shelves, hooks for towels etc.
As you can see, nothing complicated in the tile laying there. A little bit of knowledge, skill and desire to help you cope with the task perfectly.