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August 12, 2017 18:08

How to choose crosses for tile

How to choose crosses for photo tiles

selects the appropriate crosses for tile.

The facing wall tiles is no big deal.If the surface is smooth enough, then you will easily cope with this task.It is only necessary to stock the necessary materials, including tile crosses.

1. To tile a result you get the same tile joints, using special crosses.It's plastic products are made in the form of crosses, why they never called.Today, manufacturers offer a variety of options are crosses with different thicknesses and a half to ten millimeters.

2. Choose crosses, based on the desired width between the individual tiles.The larger the tile, the larger must be crosses.For example, for a tile measuring 100 mm by 100 crosses must be 1.5 mm in width.Lay them in the course of the work, after another glued tiles.For this square-notched trowel, apply a special glue on the prepared wall, sprayed the back of the tiles with water to knock the dust and moisten enough, place a tile on the profile and gently presses.To make better use of the pressing metal level, then the force of pressure on each tile will be the same.After that, put the crosses to separate one number from another.

3. Do not glue the tiles completely without gaps, because any one of them there are errors size, and perfectly straight stick tiles to each other can not be.And ceramics swells due to water exposure, and crosses help avoid cracking and other defects.

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4. When laying porcelain insert crosses in the corners of the joints between the individual tiles.To do this you will need for each tile of four cross.This method is used to create a wide grouts.Usually after installing these crosses are not deleted and overwritten.

5. For a more precise alignment of joints between the tiles, use a different method of installation of plastic crosses.For this purpose, one tile expenses for eight parts, ie,two on each side of the cross.Set them at a distance of 3-5 cm from the corners of the tiles, considering its size.Put them to one side, then, after a while you will be able to free them to pull out and re-used.

6. After removing grout and crosses with a tool for laying of tile seal the tile seams.Grout is usually different colors, it hides the cement or glue, it looks more aesthetically pleasing and does not leak moisture.

Note that if you have not removed the crosses, in this case in some places grouting thickness is considerably less than that can affect the quality of welds.