Immediately it should be noted that seamless tile must be pasted on the ceiling cleaned and prepared or plasterboard.
This is a good solution for the bathroom:
- tile will form a coherent surface;
- polystyrene foam slabs is not affected by moisture and mold;
- more aesthetic appearance of the surface compared with the traditional method of tiling.
In most cases, seamless tile has a size of 50x50 cm. Usually, each package 8 tiles.
Accordingly, the package will be enough to Stone ceiling area of 2 sq.m.In tiles can be totally different circuits: wavy, straight, texture.
course, depending on the complexity of texture changes and the price of the material.
Benefits seamless tile
Among the advantages of the material can safely allocate:
- small cost.Seamless tile is not much more expensive than conventional ceiling tiles, but still is one of the ways to trim the budget ceiling in the bathroom;
- complete resistance to water and condensation;
- good characteristics of thermal insulation and sound insulation;
- tile is easy to clean conventional detergents;
- material can be painted if desired, in any color.
Pay attention to the following settings to select the truly high-quality ceiling tile:
- Polystyrene ceiling tile bathroom has a smooth surface without sagging and depressions. If there are defects, it will be to talk about the abuse of technology;
- Careful attention should be paid to the edges of the tiles - this is very important if you want a seamless ceiling.Tiles with defective edges will not work exactly dock, causing hurt the appearance of the ceiling;
- Look at the inner side, considering the structure of the material - high-quality seamless tile made of polystyrene materials with granules without voids and inclusions;
- seamless tile to be extremely durable.Take in one of the corners and try to keep - if it turned out that everything is fine.
seamless installation of the ceiling in the bathroom
calculation of the amount of material
Before you mount the tile, you need to determine the amount of material.Calculate the required number of tiles is quite simple.
It has already been said that if you are using for finishing bathroom tile 50x50 cm, the packing (8 pcs.) Will be enough to put the 2x2 meters. If the bathroom is not a multiple of the tile, then it is necessary to purchase a tile with a reserve to be able to dock the seamless tiles on the perimeter.
Tip!It is necessary to note that the ceiling tiles for the bathroom is bought with a plinth.He needed to hide the junction of tiles on the wall (there is often the tile is cut).
Preparing for installation
tiles seamless installation process is quite simple.You do not need special skills or a rare instrument - all you can do with your hands.
But before you start gluing is required to perform some preliminary tasks, the quality of the implementation of which depends on how the tile will stay firmly on the ceiling and his final appearance.So
- First cleanse the old ceiling finishing materials: whitewash washed off until the concrete (see: How do wash whitewash from the ceiling with the least effort), remove the paint with a wire brush, etc;
- If there are lights on the ceiling - remove them and leave only the wire (do not forget to thoroughly isolate them);
- on the ceiling surface applied in several layers of primer.Naturally, the tile can be glued directly to the floor, and (modern adhesives allow you to do this), but significantly improve the adhesion primer, so the first coat is not worth saving.
Tip!Seamless ceilings are good at hiding blemishes rough ceiling so small nodules and shells can be left, not closing up, and without wasting power.Putty is useful when leveling large enough defects - sag more than 3-5 mm in height and large depressions.
2-3 hours before the start papering the ceiling tiles seamless, open the package and lay out the tiles in the bathroom (the package instructions will indicate how many hours you need to remove the tile).
At this time, the ceiling surface is applied markings: hold diagonally and join the mid-parallel walls.Photo and videorazmetki ceiling for this case, you can spy on the Internet.
- Gluing tiles needed to guide these marking lines. Furnish start with the center (at the intersection of diagonals) or the place where the main lamp is installed;
- lubricate the first tile adhesive composition for plastic plates and attached to the ceiling in the bathroom.
It is worth noting that on the tile adhesive applied should be not a continuous layer, and in a few places - in the center and on the edges.Be sure to read the instructions - in the application of certain types of adhesive it should be maintained for some time on a hot plate and then glued to the ceiling material.
- tile need to align the lines marking and pressed, but avoid strong pressure, otherwise the tiles could be damaged;
- Gluing the first tile, the others begin to glue in a row, holding the already established firmly as possible;
- Clay, who will speak of the gaps, it is necessary to clean up immediately, because then it will be difficult to do.
- also recommended to temporarily fix the adjacent rows of masking tape - so they will not disperse in the polymerization of the adhesive.
- If between the tiles still formed joints, it is recommended to cover them with white acrylic sealant .Silicone sealant used better not, because some brands of sealant over time, begin to turn yellow.
- As mentioned above, the tiles can be colored in any color.His choice must be stopped acrylic paint, becauselatex paint will eventually darken and it will be visible stains and oil paint are often bursting with moisture and lags.
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Also on our site you can learn about how to glue tiles seamlessly.