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August 12, 2017 18:07

Table top made ​​of tiles with their hands - we do custom kitchen

This unusual kitchen countertop tiles

If the kitchen you already framed, interior presence, and you do not like just pasted over unreliable plastic kitchen countertops, tiles with their hands to make a replacement is not difficult.To do this, we remove the old countertop and Scrollsaw of a large sheet of thick laminated plywood new identical size.

If the kitchen wall is divided into two stationary cooking hobs, the problem is simplified, since plywood large enough to get not just the sheets.By the way, on top of the plywood sheets can be laid on the tile adhesive sheet DSP (cement-bonded plate).Using the same adhesive will perform and trim.

Preparing future countertops continues propyl openings for cleaning (you can use the old, but it is better buy a new one, with the pattern of cut included).For this purpose, it is best to use an electric jigsaw, but it can do a manual (Pre-drill a small hole in the hole defined contours), if you have plenty in reserve saws.To separate the hob is also necessary to prepare an appropriate size propyl.

For finishing edges on the plywood edge tile countertop drilled small holes and fasten screws around the perimeter of the rack with the removal of down and flush with the upper plane.Carefully gruntuem all resulting in our design and the furniture bolted to the body, well utaplivaja screws.Worktop for tiling ready, proceed to the next step.

worktop ceramic tiles - the best way to finish

Total there are several ways of facing, but one of them is quite popular in Europe, which we consider.On a fully trained and the cut sheet countertops are targeting future staple gun masking grid.Along the walls of the junction of her tabletops coat with silicone sealant and give it to congeal.

fasten the edges worktops (not tightly) rail section 1.5x3 cm to the edges, with the removal of up to 1.5 centimeters exactly.Along the walls laid with the same rack, but flat.All of them will serve us as beacons.Then laid into the prepared hole for cleaning sawn piece, and as we catch him with two rails, but from the bottom.Fill the resulting deepening of the cement pad (standard composition with the addition of 1 part latex to 2 parts water), and align its long spatula beacons.

When the cement mass grab, cut it in the hole contour for cleaning, unscrew the bottom rack and take out the previously inserted a piece of countertop with cement edges and align shpaklyuem the same solution.When all the cushion hardens, remove the beacons along the walls and fill the resulting recesses in the same solution.We are waiting for the complete drying.

remains one small thing - that we got a table top made of ceramic tile, it is necessary to perform the trim.But before we proceed to markup (should immediately raschertit surface to lay each tile in its place), we decide how we will finish the ends.When cutting tiles, then start counting the surface of the rim, taking into account the removal of a small extreme tiles (the thickness of the end liner), and if the ceramic corners, it is necessary to do this by the very edge of the indent in view of the width of the shaped tiles.

start stoning the top surface from the outer corner, that is all out near to itself a number .The following ranks are doing in the same sequence.Be sure to adjust the width of the joint special crosses.If outside walls can not put the whole tiles, cut the desired fragments.

to cut the tiles for laying against the wall, we impose on the tile on top of the last row of the same (whole), even at the edges, put the second layer and the third shift on the wall, we find an excellent range for cutting lines.

At least sticking end tiles.Important!If you decide to coat the cutting edge of the countertop tiles, then pasting it to the end, once we fix masking tape (in any case, not masking tape).This is to ensure that the tiles are not slipped in the time until the glue hardens.The shaped tiles laid much easier it will be on the tight corner tabletops, most importantly, we must not only promazyvat papered surface, but the tiles on the inside.

Facing tile countertops in the last stage

When all the tiles firmly glued to the tabletop, start grouting.For this we need the epoxy grout that can withstand any test moisture and household cleaning products, unlike conventional grout based on the limestone filler.Thoroughly mix the components, which are sold mostly in a single box, but separately from each other.

then paste over all the tiles along the seams masking tape, clear the joints themselves from frozen glue and fill them with grout using a syringe with a special nozzle.To form the surface of the joints is best segment of rubber insulation electric cable.After 30 minutes, remove the cling film with drops onto your grout, and on that facing tile countertop is almost over, but be patient, because we still need to install the sink, and perhaps the hob.

And for this we prepare the same silicone sealant, which we used for promazyvaniya joints between wall and worktop.Liberally Keep sealant under the sink edge, and, after putting it to its rightful place, remove the spoke drop, carefully wiping the joints with a damp sponge.Now, having washed the resulting countertop, consider our mission completed.