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August 12, 2017 18:08

Tiles for staircases - facing in three stages

What should be the tile stairs?

main mistake many - lined staircases conventional tiles, even if intended for laying on the floor.Firstly, movement differ significantly on the steps and on a flat surface, and in the first case, the strength of the tiles must be much higher .Second, the tiles tend to have a fairly smooth surface, whereby harmful to your health precious.And finally, the tiles is not as handsome as the same ceramic clinker tiles for stairs.

With regard to facing steps strength can say one thing, the tile should have a hardness grade 5, in addition, pay attention to indicators such as abrasion resistance, it must meet at least the 4th category, and even better 5 minutes byPEI.Ideally, for lining it should be used, or granite, as it is called, stoneware.This artificial stone initially receives all the necessary for lining floors and stairs characteristics.

finishing stairs tile - basic safety requirements

So smooth tile does not suit us.And what exactly should be finishing stairs tile, to make you feel on the steps just as safe as on a level floor?First of all think about the laws of physics - that causes friction and sliding.So that you do not have to dig into the school textbooks, answer right away - it all depends on your grip sole with the floor surface or steps.This is why you should choose a tile rough or abrasive coating.

Among other options found ceramic tiles with a smooth surface.It should be noted that such a staircase tiles provides the best grip.It can be fitted with cuts therein elements of another material, such as rubber.Yes, it happens and such a tile, it is often placed near the sill outside, so, stepping out into the street, you do not risk slipping on the wall, if it for some reason, would be wet.

Tiling stairs is performed in three stages

Two words regarding tile sizes: either he must fully comply with the width of the steps, or exceed it.All the matter in the joints.On the one hand they provide extra grip, but on the other - could be the cause of the fall, if you stumble on issued from its nest tiles.Do not be afraid to cut the material, even if you ruin a few pottery before you get the hand (best to use Tile), but the stage will be ideal.But now, in fact, what the tiling on the ladder?

In order to separate the part of the tiles, you can use an ordinary glass cutter roller, however, it does not work particularly facilitates, rather on the contrary, makes it more painstaking.

stairs Facing tiles usually starts from the edge of the upper level platform to the wall, it is better from the outside corner, if the staircase goes along the wall.An exception may be the case only when the steps were made to fit liner and tailored to a tile size.Then start working to be away from the wall to the edge of the upper platform.

Some masters recommend to start from the bottom and the first to be laid vertical elements by covering them from above horizontal, but that's someone as comfortable.So, the first step fix special glue tiles on the horizontal surface, leaving small gaps between them (to determine the width of the intervals and the number of tiles is best to first do packing dry).

second stage.When all the sites and treads are covered with, go to the vertical part of the lining - risers.Their height should be exactly same as that of steps, and it does not matter, you are covered with tiles all stages of the area or leave the strip for the vertical elements.If necessary, cut off narrow strips, even if a gap remains between the vertical edge of the tile and the overhanging portion of the upper horizontal face which is to cover the lining of the riser.

After all the stairs covered with ceramics, we go to the third, final stage - clear the joints of glue and then fill them with special water-resistant and frost trowelling compounds. tiling recommend rapidly curable adhesive, so that the grout could begin after 4 hours maximum .Otherwise, all the premises to which the staircase will be available for you for a long time or have to walk for not firmly fixed wall.