Mosaic paving is an important part of the renovation, and some owners pay great attention to the paving process and quality of the tiles. In paving ceramic tiles, there are many controversies from the traditional use of cement as a base material to the use of tile adhesives for paving. The traditional cement process makes the owner feel more insured, but others have pointed out that tile adhesive properties are even better. Next, Xiaobian focused on giving you a glimpse of which of the tile adhesives and cement is better in the mosaic tiles.
Tile adhesive features
Tile adhesive, also known as ceramic tile adhesive, is used as a new type of decoration material. It is mainly used for decoration materials such as surface tiles, ceramic tiles, and floor tiles, and gradually replaces the traditional cement yellow sand. Tile adhesive construction is convenient, has good flexibility, can effectively prevent the tiles produce empty drums, high bond strength, water resistance, freeze-thaw resistance, aging resistance and other properties, tile adhesive bond strength is several times that of cement mortar, is a A very good bonding material.
The advantages of tile adhesive and cement
Cement-based pavements can cause problems such as hollowing and dropping of tiles. It is necessary to bond with tiles with rough, porous, and high water absorption to ensure firmness. Tile adhesive can not only solve these problems, but it also saves more space than cement, and only a thin layer is needed during the construction process. At present, there are many tiles on the market with smooth and smooth surface and low water absorption. It is more appropriate to use tile adhesive.
In conclusion, we were able to draw: paving mosaic tiles, using special tile adhesives better than cement river sand. The adhesive force of tile adhesive is more than three times that of cement river sand, and during construction, steps such as moist walls, soaking tiles, and fixed supports can also be omitted. Only the proportion of water can be used in proportion to the construction.
Tile adhesive type and brand
In the process of applying tile adhesive for mosaic tiles, the type of tile adhesive is also particularly important. Tile glue is divided into No. 1 (ordinary type), No. 2 (enhanced type) and No. 3 (larger size ceramic tile or marble) and other varieties. Among them, No. 1 tile adhesive is suitable for the paste of various kinds of floor tiles or wall tiles of ordinary mortar; No. 2 tile adhesive has strong adhesive force and anti-drop performance, and is suitable for the requirements of adhesive force. Large wall tiles, non-mortar surfaces such as wood panels or old finishes.
Tile adhesive No. 3 is suitable for the mosaic of tiles. It has strong adhesive force and flexibility. It can resist the stress caused by thermal expansion and contraction of the adhesive layer. It is suitable for sticking tiles to plasterboard, fiberboard, splint or old Finishes (tiles, mosaics, terrazzo), etc., as well as pastes of larger sizes of various stone plates. In addition to gray tiles, tile adhesives can also provide a white appearance, suitable for light or translucent marble, tile and other natural stone.
Tile adhesive brands include Degao, Lei Bangshi, Mabei, Sika, Henkel, Oriental Yuhong, Duobang, Ilead, Dianmi, Longma and many other brands.
Tile adhesive construction method
First clear the construction surface, keep the surface to a state of solid, dry, clean, no stains, etc.; mix the tile glue in clean water into a paste; the proportion is 25 kg plus water about 6-6.5 kg, stir well, wait about 10 minutes Slightly stir and use it. After about 2 hours use, do not reuse dry glue glue.
The toothed squeegee smears the glue on the wall and evenly distributes about one square metre. The tiles can be rubbed on for 15 minutes (if adjustment is required, the tile adhesive must not be fixed before).
Note that the expansion joint is reserved. The product is suitable for use in an environment of 5°C to 40°C. Only after 24 hours can the product be stepped in or caulked. If cured for more than 24 hours, stains on the tile surface can be cleaned with tile stone cleaners (do not use acidic cleaners). Before the application, the verticality and flatness of the substrate must be confirmed. Do not mix the dried mortar with water, and be careful to keep the expansion joints.