Tile Adhesive - A Perfect Way of Installing Tiles
Tiles adhesive cohesive property renders durability to the tile surface. It should be strong 00004000 enough to keep the tiles in place and give a smooth and strong finish. However, it is the biggest issue while replacing the old tiles with the new ones. As soon as water is sprayed on it, the mastic re- emulsifies.
The adhesive is responsible for maintaining proper cohesive force between the tiles and the tiling surface. A weak force between the tiles leads to frequent breakage and chips. Nowadays, people install the tile themselves, instead of appointing a professional for the project. Excess adhesive between the grout lines should always be cleared in order to avoid further damage. Tile adhesive is extremely aspect for any tile to get perfection for a longer term.
Selecting the correct tile adhesive is just as important as selecting the right and the most tile for the project. The job of the tile adhesive is to bond the bottom of the tile to a surface- termed as the setting bed. With coming times, there has been a great improvement in adhesives which makes it easier for people to lay tile themselves, without contracting the job out to a professional. There are various kinds of adhesives and each has a distinct use.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you install tile on top of wallboard?
I would like to put some ceramic tile above a backsplash behind my stove. This would be the area above th formica backsplash, beneath the kitchen hood and underneath the adjoining cabinents.
My thought is to lay the tile directly on the wall - which is a combinations of plaster, and built up wallboard (very smooth and even), with the edges trimmed in bullnose tile.
I really don't want to add the 1/2 inch for backerboard or rip the plaster out to get the joists.
How well would it work laying the tile directly onto the old plaster and built-up wallboard?
It will be just fine to do
What's the best product to seal a natural stone & glass backsplash?
We will soon have a combination of glass and natural stone tiles on our backsplash. What's the best product to seal the tiles, in order to prevent cracking, staining, and to make it easier to clean?
Also what's the best type of grout to use, or are they all the same?
Your glass tile will not need to be sealed. They won t take the sealer any way.. All natural stones need to be sealed even before installing. I do mine twice before installation to prevent staining with any adhesive I use.
I use on a regular basis either Miracle 511 Impregnator or Tile Lab penetrating sealer. Never a call back in 20 years using either product.
As for a grout, most all stones need a sanded grout. care must be used in grouting around glass tile s with a sanded grout as not to scratch them.
Seal every thing again after a minimum of 72 hrs. This after the stone and glass is completely clean of all grout haze.. Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar and check my qualifications there.. GL
help painting wierd kitchen layout?
my kitchen in our house has been driving me crazy for 2 years now. it has wierd, old orangy/sand/light brownish ceramic tile counters and backsplash with a brick red colored fleck in it. my cabinets and walls are off-white. i hate the counters, but it is too expensive to replace them. i thought of painting the walls or cabinets with the brick red color to play off the color in the counters, and possibly decorate in some sort of spanish theme. the cabinets are a continous huge built-in unit on top and bottom across 3 of the 4 walls (traditional U-shaped) in the kitchen with only a couple of inches around door and window frames that is left as wall to paint, but the fourth wall (across the room from U) is pretty open and has no cabinets above counter. Would u paint the cabinets, their doors, or the walls, or a combination? i thought about the walls but don't know if it would look like i only painted half the room? what do u think?
the cabinets are already painted the same off-white color as the walls now
it will ruin your cabinets to paint over the finish but you could strip them down, sand them, and either refinish them or primer and paint just make sure you think through it befor you do it.
also if you know any one in the carpentry buisness you might want to ask their advice. you can paint the walls and just refinish the cabinet doors too. i have seen that done alot. and it looks nice.
I need help picking out paint colors, back splash and window treatments for a sliding glass door.?
I have no idea what color combinations to go with in my kitchen & dining room. They are connected & open like one large room with the counter/bar seperating them. My kitchen cabinets are oak with formica countertop in a Natural Canvas (creamy beige) and natural hickory wood floors. I don't have a theme but I do have roosters around only because I like the colors; the reds, green, beige, purple & blues. I like sage green & terra cotta would they work together? The walls also need texture.
The backsplash; should I try to match it with the counter or the cabinets? I like the pressed tin or stone type tile squares.
What type of draperies should I go with for the sliding glass doors? I hate to loose the view completely; its nothing but acres of woods behind our house; totally private with the exception of deer, squirrels & a woodpecker that visit.
you should play around with the Sherwin Williams color visualizer to find something that you like. It is the best paint visualizer on the web, imho. I like how their color palette is laid out, I like that you can search by color family & color name, the "painted" rooms look the most realistic, and it suggests coordinating color schemes. You can literally spend hours:
I think an orange like "copper harbor" (# 6634) would look great in the dining room, and then "overt green" (# 6718) in the kitchen.
Faux wood vertical blinds like these would look very sharp: