Mosaic looks original and rich in comparison with ordinary ceramic tiles, but the cost of work is much higher. The main difficulty will be in preparing the foundation. It should be perfectly smooth and even.
Excellent water resistance, high strength, unique appearance and durability make the mosaic perfect. It does not crumble or crumble, it is highly resistant to alkalis and acids.
Able to withstand high temperature drops. The term of its use is not limited, but it is laid on almost any prepared surface. Mosaic perfectly tolerates moisture and contact with light chemicals, in addition, it is not afraid of external mechanical damage. It is ideal for decorating semicircular details and decorative elements, as well as columns.
Mosaics are produced from different materials, but ceramic or glass tiles are more common.
Glass mosaic is an alloy of sand with other components and coloring additives. It has excellent water repellency and a wide range of colors.
Its main feature is a different degree of transparency and an acceptable price. Glass mosaics are mainly used for bathrooms, as they are highly waterproof.
Ceramic mosaic is made from pieces of ceramic tiles of various shades.
Thanks to this, you can create any patterns with different textures. This mosaic is stronger than glass and is highly resistant to wear and tear.
In stores, mosaic tiles are sold in the form of modules of various sizes, in which individual parts of the mosaic are fixed in a strictly defined sequence on grid located on a paper base.
The technological process of facing is very complicated, but self-laying of the mosaic is quite real. It is enough just to study the technology and learn some of the nuances of work.
The technology of laying mosaics includes several stages:
Before starting to lay the mosaic, the surface must be properly prepared. Work begins with cleaning from old finishes. If drops of more than 5 mm per meter are found on the surface, the walls are plastered and primed. After eliminating all irregularities, the base must be thoroughly dried.
It usually takes 10-12 days.
When buying adhesive mix in a store, be guided by a number of important factors and the type of tiles used.
Cement-based adhesives are generally ideal for ceramic mosaics. And here the choice will also depend on the base on which the tiles will be glued. When installing on a concrete screed and plaster, use any adhesive for ceramics.
If the installation is carried out on waterproofing or underfloor heating, use elastic glue. In this case, you can choose any color of glue.
The glass mosaic is transparent, so it is best to use white glue.
Polyurethane or water based glue is suitable for this mosaic. If the mosaic is not transparent, you can use any color glue.
Mosaic adhesive is thicker than tiles. This is necessary so that individual mosaic elements do not sink into the glue.
Before laying the mosaic, it is necessary to sketch on paper . Next, you need to make high-quality markings, the evenness of the final mosaic will largely depend on its accuracy. When installing a single-color mosaic, the marking is performed immediately on the surface, for this it is necessary to measure each individual mosaic element.
If glue gets between the seams during installation, it is carefully cleaned with a match.
In the process of facing, you need to carefully monitor the distances between the individual mosaic blocks, since on a sheer wall, under their own weight, they can slide down a little.
Two-component mixtures are used for grouting, they are selected by type mosaic tiles.
This mixture must be diluted with water in the proportion indicated on the package.
Before grouting, the entire surface of the mosaic is thoroughly cleaned of glue residues. Grout should only be applied with a rubber trowel in horizontal and vertical directions. Remove excess grout with a spatula, and allow the mixture to dry according to the attached instructions. After that, the entire mosaic must be cleaned of grout with a damp cloth, and the surface must be polished with a flint cloth.
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