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August 25, 2016 23:11

Ceramic borders for baths and corners of : selection , installation and assembly

Ceramic moldings bath
  • Why do they need?
  • Pros Cons
  • types and sizes
  • How to install the tiles?
  • Installation under tiles
  • Lifetime

Why do they need?

gap formed between the edge of the font and the wall of the bathroom - one of the most common problems that people face in the process of repairing bathrooms.For several decades, a host of ways to fix this trouble - from the capital sealing gap with the help of a border of tiles before sealing up the gap with adhesive tape fascia, which is a more temporary solution.

Those who are engaged in repair and finishing own bathroom, usually prefer a simpler and more reliable way, namely, the use of special areas for the bath.They are of two types - plastic and ceramic.If the corners of plastic carry mainly practical function - to prevent the ingress of water for a bath, the ceramic moldings is also decorative purposes.Ceramic bezel creates a beautiful transition from tile to the bath, giving the design a finished look.

Purpose of ceramic corner bath

Pros

  • Ceramic skirting bath looks m
    uch more aesthetic its plastic counterpart.Variety of colors allows you to choose a shade close to the tile that will make the transition almost negligible.
  • Pottery - a natural material, so it is chosen connoisseurs of all natural interior.
  • Pottery very well tolerate high humidity, which is inevitable in the bathroom.It rarely does not appear fungus and mold.Variations in temperature are also not afraid of her.
  • Ceramic Area does not need special care.Clean it must be the same detergents that you use for the tile.
  • service life of ceramic corner bath is much greater than that of similar products from plastic.
Advantages of ceramic corner bath
Advantages of the ceramic skirting bath

Cons

  • Despite the fact that the ceramic - a material is hard and it is difficult to accidentally scratched in the process of operation, a sufficiently strong impact can damage the curb.
  • Ceramic corner completely non-plastic, so they can not be used to seal gaps indirect (for example, if the bath is of irregular shape).
  • Skirting for baths made of ceramics - a more expensive option than plastic corner.However, the price is justified, because the product is so much longer.
Disadvantages of ceramic skirting bath

types and sizes

Arriving at the hardware store, you will find three types of ceramic parts for a bath.

  • «Pencil».This option is suitable for sealing the slimmest of gaps.It has a cylindrical shape, sometimes with several facets.Colours may be different, including the effect of "metallic".The length is 20 cm and the width - 15 mm.It is also used as a border wall and floor that separates the room into zones.
  • «Corner" - the most popular type of skirting;when talking about a corner bath, it is usually mean it.It has a triangular cross-section that allows to insert one part directly into the gap, and the other two placed on the bath edge and the wall.Ceramic corners may be white or colored, plain or patterned.Standard size - 20h5.5 cm 25h5.5 see
  • «Freeze." - A decorative border that is most often used for walls bathrooms.However, some set it as the bath area.It should be noted that working with this item requires some skill building, as it is laid on the same principle as the tile.The dimensions of this type border may be different.

Together with ceramic area do not forget to buy additional items - caps for the edges and sprockets for docking at the corners. These items are usually sold as a set, but you can purchase them separately - to find appropriate color and size is not difficult.

The types and sizes of ceramic bath on a plinth
Types of ceramic parts for baths and their sizes
Varieties of ceramic parts for bath

Ceramic corner bath set at two different methods.

How to install the tiles?

first method is generally considered the most simple, so it is usually used in the construction business newcomers. In this case, the border is glued directly on the tile.

  • edges of the bath, and related parts of the walls clean of dirt, degrease and dry.
  • treat seam sealant and let it dry.
  • cut ceramic frieze on the part of the desired size, if necessary.At the same time you need to cut from the back side, and chipped ceramic cleaned sander or sandpaper.
  • Experts recommend the use of ceramic parts of liquid nails.Apply the adhesive composition on the back side of the border, apply to the gap and push firmly for a few seconds.
  • After work treat joints transparent sealant based on silicone for the bathroom.
Installing ceramic tile on the curb

Installation under tiles

Professionals prefer to lay ceramic border for a bath before the tile. This method is considered to be more time-consuming, it takes more time and building materials. But the result is worth it - the curb turns out very beautiful and durable.

  • first need to prepare the walls for ceramic tiles: clean the old finishing materials, leveled with plaster or plasterboard panels, primed.
  • Then you need to install the bath.Use of this level, but do not forget to provide the slope required for the normal water flow.
  • Now the gap can be filled with sealing compound.It is best to use a sealant based on silicone.Before you get started, cover the gap on both sides of masking tape - so you protect the bath enamel and ceramic tile adhesive and sealant from entering.
  • While the sealant has dried quickly flatten it with a rubber spatula or a finger smeared with soap (do not worry, the composition is well washed with the skin).
  • Prepare tile adhesive in accordance with the instructions.
  • Put on the back side corner of the required amount of glue and press it to the place of the gap.
  • border between the elements insert plastic crosses - are the same as you would use when laying tiles.
  • Once the gap is embedded, you can begin lining the walls with tiles.Upon completion of works should wipe the seams between the tiles and border elements.Use a grout of the same color.
Installing ceramic tile border under

Lifetime

Term ceramic corner bath service is the same as that of other ceramic products that are used for walls in the bathroom. According to experts, high-quality tiles, laid in accordance with all the rules, with proper care "live" from 30 to 50 years. Of course, for such a period in your bathroom many times there will be changes, because many prefer to do overhaul of not less than once every 10-15 years.Therefore, you can not worry about the fact that the ceramic area unusable before want to change in the interior of the bathroom.

The service life of ceramic bath on a plinth
The service life of ceramic frieze on the bath
The service life of ceramic corner bath