Laying gypsum tiles under the brick \ Apartment repair

The use of gypsum tiles is a good decorative solution. The product is easily mounted without the involvement of specialists. The decorative tile under a stone fastens on special solution. The interior decoration with decorative tiles looks interesting and expensive. This material perfectly imitates natural stone or brick.

In this MK tile is laid out where the whole wall, where fragmentary.

The gypsum tile has the following advantages: Low weight. Easy installation. The laying process is carried out completely independently, it is not required to use a special tool. The tile contains only natural materials. Large selection of options. The product can imitate any kind of stone, brick. There are many colors and textures. Low cost.

Disadvantages: Strong moisture absorption. To avoid such trouble, you must additionally cover the tile with special compounds.The lack of resistance to mechanical stress, so all the work is done very carefully. The complexity of care. The presence of a relief surface leads to the accumulation of dust. This material is used exclusively indoors, in rooms with normal humidity and temperature.

This glue gets white when dry and can be used as a grout. When it hits the front side of the tile, it does not soil it and is perfectly removed with a dry cloth. When working with other types of glue, be careful.

The complexity of care. The presence of the relief surface leads to the accumulation of dust.

This material is used exclusively indoors, in rooms with normal humidity and temperature.

Materials and tools:

This glue gets white when dry and can be used as a grout.

When it hits the front side of the tile, it doesn’t stain it and is perfectly removed with a dry cloth.

When working with other types of glue, be careful.

  1. Tile
  2. Tile adhesive
  3. Grout
  4. Spatula
  5. Notched trowel
  6. Pliers
  7. Gupka and dry cloth
  8. Grout
  9. Primer
  10. Level
  11. Pencil, end knife, tape measure or ruler
  12. Crosses for aligning seams
  13. Cock
  14. Brush or small roller
  15. Household scales.

Step 1

Clear the surface:

1. Remove old finishing materials, nails, built-in interior items, if they are not provided for in design.

2. Make plastering, level the walls.

It is not recommended to lay tiles on fragile walls, walls with defects, protrusions.

Concrete walls do not cry out. The main thing is to reduce the possible porosity. To do this, it is necessary to use primer mixtures that have a penetrating effect.

Step 2

If the wall was painted, in this case it was, then, if possible, clean such a layer completely. If this cannot be done, the paint areas are covered with a lot of scratches and plaster.

It is important to make sure that the surface is even and durable.If the destruction of old sites is observed, then plastering must be done.

Installation on the base of plywood or plasterboard plates is carried out with the help of special adhesives. The main thing is that the wall should be strong, without deformation, pre-coated with a primer.

Step 3

Preparation of the solution is made according to the instructions.

This will require:

Household scales.

Capacity, I used a mayonnaise bucket:

Measuring glass for 500ml.

The instructions indicate about 1 kg of the mixture. But given the experience and speed of the handlers, it is better to proceed from the calculation of 500g, or even 250 grams. mixture. The mixture dries quickly enough.

It's a pity to throw buckets of frozen unused mixture.

The tool is washed well, if you do not have time to dry.

But if you still prisoh, then try to wash it in this way.

Preparation of the mortar is done according to the instructions.

To do this:

Household scales.

Capacity, I used a mayonnaise bucket:

Measuring cup for 500ml.

The instructions indicate about 1 kg of the mixture. But given the experience and speed of the handlers, it is better to proceed from the calculation of 500g, or even 250 grams mixture. The mixture dries quickly enough.

It's a pity to throw away buckets of frozen unused mixture.

The tool is washed well, if you do not have time to dry.

Knead.

And while the solution is infused for about 5 minutes. you can prepare the right tool: a spatula simple and toothed, rags, a trowel for grouting joints and make markings on the wall.

Step 4

Step 6

Special arrangements can be used to observe the spacing between rows. I have plastic rectangles.

You can lay the tile to each other. It turns out very interesting, without seams.

I used both styling options. So I also used two colors: white and creme brulee.

Step 7

After laying out the whole tiles, there are places where you should put the halves or even small trim.

Measured, trimmed and done.

As already mentioned, the tile perfectly breaks hands.

Step 8

Measured, trimmed and done.

As already mentioned, the tile perfectly breaks hands.

As can be seen in the photo of the tile, it ideally fits in with the door trim.

Step 9

When laying out a corner, it is necessary to lay the tile so that the edge of one tile lies on the edge of the other tile forming an angle. But if this did not work, then you can lay out a flat corner using a grout.

Step 10


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