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August 12, 2017 18:06

Tile shower : features styling

Your dream - shower tiles?This task can be handled by yourself - your bathroom is transformed, and you'll save the family budget, because the purchase of the pallet or the whole of the shower box can be postponed until better times.If you finish the floor and walls of the bathroom tile, you can thus make a beautiful and stylish shower cubicle.

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Laying tile shower stall instead of buying can save the family budget and make the size of the required attribute in the bathroom at its discretion.You can do even without a pallet, it is easy to make from the same tile or not to do a side.Place for pallet still have to do, or foresee (when building a house or finishing a bathroom) or the slope at this point that the water drains into the drain hole, and not spread over the bathroom floor.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of tile showers without pallet

If carefully study the history, it becomes clear that in the last century, and long before people settled in the bathroom that way.After all, modern gidroboksom and showers at the time was not, by the way, the bath is also not installed in each apartment.It was possible to do without a bath, but no place where we could take a shower - no way.So enterprising owners settled in the room for bath procedures themselves.They are part of the isolated space in the bathroom, laid on the wall and floor tiles, pre-thought through, which will host pipe and how to connect the mixer better.So it was decided to equip the shower in private homes or cottages.In apartment buildings this idea become a reality only recently.By the way, this is a great option to save space and do not buy bulky walk-in shower.You can do without the pallet and thus save money and buy a nice tile.In addition, an undeniable advantage of self-construction of the shower stall tile is a comfort and convenience.This shower is suitable for people with disabilities.

What are the benefits under the shower tile:

  • long service life;
  • robust design;
  • ease of operation and maintenance.Tile is easy to wash, it withstands any cleaning agents, which is not the capricious shower.Tile does not attracts dirt and will not absorb moisture;
  • durable surface.If we compare the materials of construction for modern showers with tile, it can be concluded that the material is durable, and even after 10 years of operation, nothing will happen to tiles (with proper care);
  • make the shower tiles could be anyone, because they do not need to purchase expensive materials.You only need to choose the right tiles and a mixer.

And now need to find out about the shortcomings of the shower stall made of tiles:

  • compared to expensive shower box in your nook for showering will be only one watering;
  • replacement of water and sewer pipes can be carried out only during the overhaul.We'll have to tear the tiles to replace a section of pipe, or put a new mixer.This should take care in advance and select only high-quality materials ";
  • complicated connection to the sewage system.

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As has become clear, shower tiles - this is a simple solution.But even such an idea can be turned into a small masterpiece, if you choose the lining material correctly.The popular decorative material for bathrooms for so many decades is a tile.

Selecting this finishing material must take into account the main characteristics of the tile.Namely, tiles can have a glossy surface (smooth and slippery to the touch), matt (without shine), smooth and also relief.What tile is best to buy?

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Let's look at this issue in more detail:

  • if you look at the glossy and smooth tile, you'll find that tile is able to reflect light.If properly positioned lighting, the small space bathroom will turn into a fantastic underwater world.Watch the play of light - tiles reflects rays, which play in the water jet and shimmer beautifully on wet walls.Such tiles are easy to keep, as the dirt do not stay on the surface.There are downsides products: even if the floor is a bit of water, tile becomes very slippery as a skating rink.Therefore, we must carefully consider all the details, and if you decide to make a walk-in shower of a tile, then the floor should immediately buy a rubber mat to prevent slipping on the surface;
  • great alternative to slippery surfaces - matte tile laying.In large construction supermarkets have separate windows with ceramic tiles intended only for laying in the bathroom.There are many collections of such tiles for walls and floors.You can not worry about their safety, even if the tray will accumulate excess fluid;
  • relief tiles are not only the most practical.With this material you can make a reality of the most daring ideas, for example, make a walk-in shower under the tree or natural stone.

What color tiles remains a priority?Designers advise you to stay on the soft colors, always in style tile gray colors (all shades), brown, and white and black.

If you want to make trim shower tile and as close to the water element, you should pay attention to the blue or green (all colors, from delicate and ending saturated).In the shower looks nice palette of blue tiles, beige and green.

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If your idea - to make the original walk-in shower, pay attention to the bright colors of tiles.Bright elements to revive the monotonous wall of a small space.Think of the mosaic technique, it is possible to put out small mosaic tiles beautiful pattern and thereby make an individual walk-in shower and unique.

Shower tiles with their hands

begins with preparation.First, you need to consider what will be the ladder.This nuance is necessary to take into consideration when developing the project.If you decide to make a walk-in shower with no tray, you need to take care of the floor arrangement.So, to make a walk-in shower with a flat floor (visually), the very ladder must be mounted at a height of 15 cm above the floor level.

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If you want, think about the step - for the shower stall pan can be made of tiles, but it is better and safer for the further operation of the shower stall to make thickening floor.

It should consist of 5 layers:

  • polystyrene (insulating layer);
  • screed;
  • waterproofing layer;
  • layer of cement covering;
  • tile.

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Placing the ladder need for such rules in the center or at the entrance to the booth.

Do not forget about the need for slope construction for drainage and run-off water.Another point - the size of the shower stall of tiles can be different, depending on the area of ​​the bathroom and your personal preferences.And an important detail, what will be the door in the shower stall?You can buy a glass, frosted or transparent plastic.The door will help avoid splashing water on the bathroom.By the way, you can save and not to install doors and confine shower curtain.

Tools and tiling in the shower

For tiling need to prepare the following:

  • tile;
  • tile adhesive;
  • mixer with showerhead;
  • roulette;
  • pencil;
  • building level to determine the slope;
  • trowel;
  • set spatulas;
  • a mixing solution;
  • knife for cutting tiles.

How to put the shower tiles

begin with the construction of the ladder - this device is a structure made of durable material (cast iron or plastic) which has a grille with body, trap and seal, as well as a clamping device, to provide a sealthis portion.Sewer ladder built into the floor and connected to the sewer pipes to ensure outflow of water from the shower stall.

next stage - laying of waterproofing material not only on gender, but on the mills.Let's start with the floor - you need to remove the old layer of tie and put waterproofing material (picture shows liquid waterproofing).

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liquid waterproofing is a special powder that is diluted on the basis of preparation of the concrete solution.To obtain a homogeneous mass, it is necessary to dissolve the powder with water (proportion according to the instructions), or buy ready-made waterproof mixture.To moisture to penetrate inside, enough to put a thin layer of material with a wide brush or roller at the location where the planned arrangement of the shower stall (floor and wall).

When the insulation layer is dry, it is possible to lay the foundation of brick (it is better to work with a silicate brick, it is more hardy).Solution for bricklaying prepare cement bucket and 3 buckets of river sand, add 1 bucket of water and a bit of a plasticizer (only 70 grams).You can buy ready-mix in the masonry construction shop.

How to make a pallet of bricks:

  • laid at the base of a metal mesh and a layer of cement;
  • laid brick.Dimensions of the pallet may be different, depending on the size of the room.Comply with the conditions to the pallet off the shelf was higher by 5 cm than the sewer pipe;
  • in the process of stacking bricks need to determine the location of the drain holes to make the ladder to connect it to the sewer pipe;
  • pipe is located under the bias that the water flowed down and does not stagnate.If the slope is not, then you need to put a pipe under the bar (draft angle of 3 degrees);
  • anchoring on the floor sewer, previously inserted into a solid metal base to the weight of construction materials pipe is not damaged or advance purchase and install a solid structure (orange);
  • set building lighthouses and fill the prepared substrate cement.Knead solution with gravel and sand.To withdraw excess air, inserted into the still uncured solution trowel;
  • after drying screed surface is treated with a waterproofing mix;
  • next step - applying self-leveling mixture.In place of the drain hole deepens, so that the water flowed easily.Floor level should match the level of the tiles (which is equal to the height of the lattice ladder);
  • when screed grab, can be directly on the pallet stack a tile based inclination to drain.Buy Special glue for tiles with water-repellent properties to tiles is well kept in a humid environment;
  • carrying water pipes, the installation of the mixer, laying of cables for lighting and arrangement of mechanical ventilation - all this must be done before will be laid tiles;
  • final stage - laying tiles on walls and floors - is the most important and critical part of the work.First you need to make the solution (or order ready at the hardware store).Laying the tiles need to start from the bottom corner of the wall, gradually moving up.First trowel impose a layer of cement on the wall, hold a wide undulating spatula on the wall, put on the tile solution.Leveling a wide spatula solution and attach the tile surface.The next tile must be planted in the same way.Between the tiles, while the solution is still fresh, put beacons that the distance was the same everywhere.

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How do you shower with your hands from the tiles, watch this video: