Advice 1: How to lay tile mosaic

The first mosaic appeared in Ancient Babylon before our era. Samples it has been preserved almost intact – a fine opportunity to admire the skill of ancient craftsmen. Today mosaic tiles are used practically everywhere, but for a proper and beautiful styling will take some skill.
How to lay tile mosaic
You will need
  • - notched trowel;
  • - adhesive for tiles;
  • - brush with nylon bristles;
  • - sponge;
  • - universal knife;
  • - hard rubber trowel;
  • dry cloth;
  • - soft cloth for polishing;
  • - a wooden block or hammer.
Instruction
1
Pre-prepare the surface on which you will lay tile. It should be smooth and dry. Allowable temperature for laying tiles from +5°C to +30°C.
2
Now with a spatula smeared movements apply the glue to the surface, for example, on the wall. Keep in mind, you need to cover only the section of the wall that you will have time to process for 10-15 minutes.
3
Apply glue to the back side of the tile - it is convenient to use a flat end spatula. The double-glue suitable for all types of tiles, but for transparent and translucent it is required. Otherwise, through the tile will show through the glue strip. Double coating will improve the adhesion between the tile and the surface.
4
Now apply the glue on the tile paper side out. Don't wait, the solution dries and the tiles loosely attached to the wall or other surface. If necessary, trim the tiles. Then gently tap on it with a wooden block or hammer to even out the surface and to achieve full attachment.
5
Prostuchite and the connection of the individual mosaic sheets to make smooth the entire area of the veneer and prevent the formation of air bubbles between the tile and mortar. Each tile sheet should be laid out so that grout joints is smooth and uniform in size.
6
After 20 minutes, careful not to move the tile from the place, wipe it with a damp sponge. When the paper coating will darken, i.e., soaked with water, remove it by pulling the corner down diagonally. If the paper is difficult, again moisten it with a sponge. After waiting a couple of minutes, remove all paper from the attached part of the tile. Then immediately tweak the seams – they must be on the same level.
7
24-48 hours proceed to apply grout. Clear the tiles from glue and paper residue with a brush and damp sponge. Excess glue carefully remove universal knife. Hard trowel, spread the grout on the tile surface at an angle of 45°. Wait 20 minutes and start removing excess grout.
8
Wipe the mosaic with a dry cloth, then wipe it with a damp sponge and wipe again with a dry cloth. Give clean the tile to dry and after 15 minutes, Polish it to a Shine with a soft cloth. Do not pull with polished or plaque with tiles will be very difficult to remove.
Note
To hide the excess glue that may protrude above the surface of the tile, match the grout and primer appropriate to the tile color.
Useful advice
Choosing an adhesive, consider the conditions surrounding the tile environment: extremes of temperature and humidity. The adhesive should fit perfectly to the surface on which you lay the tile. If you put glass tile, choose a latex adhesive.

Advice 2: How to lay tile-mosaic

Mosaic tile is an alternative to conventional ceramic tile. It is resistant to temperature and moisture, different strength and durability, low maintenance. However, the main advantage of tile mosaic is the ease of installation and the ability to perform finishing work on surfaces of almost any shape. Thanks to the mesh-based mosaic tiles are easy to cut and fit and to work with it can even Amateurs.
How to lay tile-mosaic
You will need
  • roulette;
  • - building level;
  • - spatula;
  • - duct tape;
  • - drill;
  • - adhesive for tiles;
  • - notched trowel;
  • - sponge;
  • - grout;
  • - "TIC" for tile;
  • construction trowel;
  • - rag;
  • - protective agent for tile joints
Instruction
1
Prepare the surface of the walls. The mosaic is laid on a dry, smooth and clean surface. Clean the walls from old paint, dirt and dust. Align and Polish the surface.
2
Attach mosaic tiles to the wall and fix it with duct tape. Mark the location of the tiles using a ruler and a pencil.
3
Apply special adhesive to wall with notched trowel. For increasing strength it is recommended to apply glue to the wrong side of the mosaic tiles. Do not apply adhesive directly on a large surface because it dries quickly. The optimal amount of surface for gluing - 9 sheets of mosaic.
4
Lay out the tiles focusing on the previously made marks. It is recommended to check the position of the tiles the building level. Insert "x" between the blocks of tiles. This will help you to achieve the same distance between the blocks.
5
Browse a special float at the laid tiles gently pressing on them.
6
Remove with warm water and sponge the excess glue. Allow the tiles to dry for at least 24 hours.
7
Take the grout and spread it evenly on the joints of the tiles using a trowel and spatula. For mosaic tiles, it is recommended to use a grout with fine grains.
8
Remove excess grout with a damp sponge. Polish mosaic tiles with a dry soft cloth.
9
Apply to the seams with special protective agent.
Useful advice
The color of the grout and glue used in the laying of mosaic tiles has a large effect on the final result. To glue mosaic tile to cement glue white or polymeric two-component adhesive, suitable in color to the selected mosaic tile.
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