Anti-tile falling knowledge
Learn some knowledge about preventing tiles from falling off, just pay attention to the following 4 aspects during the decoration process:
1. Before tiling, clean the base layer, such as lime paste, latex paint, wallpaper, and other decorations on the wall, or dirt on the ground, must be cleaned up, otherwise the cement mortar and the base layer will not bond firmly; in addition, If the wall itself has cracks, it should be properly handled before tiling, so as to prevent the cracks in the basic structure from becoming larger and causing the wall tiles to crack or fall off; but also use cement mortar for leveling treatment. Before laying, compare the color differences of the tiles.
2. The wall tiles should be fully soaked in water. Because the wall tiles have a high moisture content, this feature must be taken into account when pasting. Before tiling, the base layer should be fully watered and damp, otherwise, the moisture in the mortar will be quickly absorbed by the dry base layer and tiles and coagulate quickly, which will affect its bonding fastness. Otherwise, the wall tiles will absorb moisture from the cement, making the cement unable to function as an adhesive.
3. The floor tiles should be flattened first, and the uncoated floor tiles should be laid on the ground. After knocking flat, the cement slurry should be spread all over the floor tiles and placed on the ground. The diagonal positions of the four tiles are flush. The order of laying is also important. The floor tiles should be pasted from the inside to the outside. If the ground has a slope or a floor drain, you should pay attention to finding the slope according to the drainage direction; the wall tiles should be pasted from the bottom to the top. For the sake of beauty, the bottom layer should be pasted later. After the wall tiles are pasted, the floor tiles are pressed.
In addition, one wall cannot be attached to the top at one time to prevent the tiles from being too heavy and causing slumps. Do not step on the floor tiles for a short time after paving.
4. Soak tiles as much as possible in summer, because the material is drier than usual, so for floor tiles, ceramic tiles, and other materials that need to be soaked in water, it is necessary to prolong the soaking time to make the water close to saturation.
In this way, there will be no water absorption from the cement due to the drying of the tiles during bonding, resulting in weak bonding with the cement, hollowing, and falling off, which will bring you some unnecessary trouble. In order to cater to consumers who are pursuing new trends, some new process methods have appeared in the market, such as tile adhesives, colorful caulks, and paving with seams. Tile adhesive (also called the dry stacking method), the tiles do not need to be soaked in water and the base surface does not need to be wetted, as long as the basic premise of the paving is good, which greatly improves the homework condition.