Bathrooms and kitchens have a special microclimate specificity, since both are humid and it is precisely in these areas often installed on the ceiling tiles.Of course, this can be done in any other room and there are many examples, but our goal is to understand how this can be done independently.
stages of installation of ceramic tiles on the ceiling
- The ceiling is the most complex plane for the installation of ceramics, therefore, it is desirable to choose a very high qualitytile in the sense of geometric proportions .If the size of the panel diagonal coincide with millimeter precision, so with the size okay, but difficult to measure the diagonal, so check the symmetry of the products can be another way.
- Two tiles are placed on a flat surface or underside face each other at the same angle adjustment must match exactly.The difference even in 0.5mm not allow to withstand even the seam and packing have to manipulate the crosses.
- Check tile on a flat surface.To this end, the two tiles are attached to each other with the same name and with the parties between them is nowhere to be gaps.
- To test does not necessarily test all products - just check out a few pairs of tiles from different boxes.
Preparation and plaster ceiling tiling
- for mounting a flat ceiling tiles need and this made plaster ceiling with cement mortar or Rotband and sometimes even shpaklyuyut Homepage putty, butsmooth plaster must install majachnye profiles.
For information: Beacons are from 6 to 10 mm thick, but the quality of the plaster is not affected - the thicker the profile, the less it bends and it is easier to put in the level.It is also less thick lighthouse plays when the track under the profile throws dot.
- But before installing Lighthouse rough ceiling profiles must be prepared to plaster , that is, from the clear paint and lime (see. How to clean the ceiling of the whitewash: effective options), and if there is an old plaster falls off, then it must beto bring down to the ground.After that the plane should be covered with a layer of primer and let it dry (see also useful article How to clean the ceiling of the water-based paint: practical advice).
- cement mortar (for elastic tile adhesive can be added, but this is only for lighthouses) pounced on the ceiling track, which is glued and lighthouse profile.Some lighthouses in the putty stick - it will not be some violation - and you can do so.
- To the lighthouse was smooth, pressed his long rule, or level .The distance between the profiles should be about 15-20cm shorter than the length of the rules that you will be plastered.To all lighthouses were the plane - on the edges pull the thread, so the ends will be aligned on a string, and the profile - or rule level.
- The next day, between beacons, sketching solution and tightens its rules.The solution is easier to throw a falcon, as shown in the figure. After tightening the solution on the surface of the rule are different corrosion and seizure - they need to close up grater or polutёrom .
- After 5-6 hours or the next day, the plaster should overwrite.For this grater is urinating in the water and in a circular motion Term grout - 21-28 days, but the tiles can be laid directly on the next day, and if it is laying on the ceiling, you need to wait 3-7 days (depending on the layer of plaster)that the weight of the tiles with the adhesive does not overwhelm ballast. Before laying tiles necessarily prime the surface!
Installing the tiles on the ceiling
- Before installation raschertit plane , as the glue ceramic tiles on the ceiling, you can only reference points (the level is not attached).To first determine the number of whole panels required for installation of one row.
- For example, if the tile is 33 × 33cm and 150cm width of the stream, then a row of whole tiles need four or 132cm.These four panels will be five connecting joints of 3 mm, and the wall have to fall back on 5mm, total, will 2.5cm.So 18-2,5 = 15,5sm remains on two sides and the width of the tiles must be done at 7,7sm.
- Based on these calculations, doing the layout of the ceiling.Because you can start with either of the edge or from the center, then we need a control line on the edge or in the center of the ceiling.This line can make a painting or a cord choklaynom.
- tile adhesive smeared comb, but it is important to use the same spatula, since the size of the teeth is different.Smear is not necessarily the panel itself - can and ceiling, though, if guided by the rules of installation, data tile manufacturer, it is necessary to smear and another and another.
- strut crosses come in different thicknesses ranging from 1 mm, but remember that, first, the ceramic tile seam gives special expressiveness, secondly, the need to cross the thin ideal tile, and finally in the third, for a beginner is better to usesuch devices not less than 3 mm thick.
- When installing the tiles on the ceiling always check the plane stacking rule or a long spirit level.
Grouting tile on
- color or white grout stir in any capacity until the consistency of thick cream or mashed potatoes and a rare soft rubber spatula fill this mass of tile joints. Do not stir at one time a large amount of powder, as he quickly grasped .To get started, try stir no more than one handful.
- After 2-30 minutes, wipe the tiles dry with a clean cloth, preferably made of natural fabrics or wool.The very need to adjust the stitch finger, only then it will have a proper look.The fact that the caulking - it is akin to modeling, so there is need to work with their bare hands, otherwise you will not be able to make an accurate recess.
Council.Knead grout can be using an electric drill or screwdriver, drill, instead of inserting any piece of wood with a blade on the end.You can also fold the big nail, flatten one side and use it instead of the mixer.
Facing the ceiling tiles, by and large, does not differ from the floor or wall covering, as in any case there is mounting on the plane.The only difference in the projection of the plane, but here it is important to have patience and skill.