Advice 1: How to cover up the seams of the tiles

The appearance of your tile depends not only on how beautiful the tile itself. And not only on how exactly it is laid. Sloppy, uneven tile joints can spoil the impression of even the most expensive tiles. Work on grouting requires experience and professionalism. If you have free time and patience to cover the seams of the tiles can be almost anyone.
You will need
  • knife;
  • - rubber spatula;
  • - sponge;
  • - dusters;
  • - metal spatula;
  • - pliers or pincers
Instruction
1
Carefully remove the remnants of dried up glue with a metal spatula.
2
Remove the separation "x", located between the tiles, using a sharp knife. To do this, pry the cross with the tip of a knife, and then pull out with pliers or tongs. To perform this work required very careful not to damage the enamel, covering the tiles.
3
Thoroughly rinse the tile with water. Wipe with rags and leave on for 35-45 minutes until dry.
4
Prepare the solution for putty. Note that the mortar for grouting should be of medium consistency. Too liquid solution will require more time to dry, besides it can quickly crack. A thick solution will dry up after a few minutes, and you will not have time to finish the job.
5
Make the putty seams of the tiles it is recommended that small areas using a rubber spatula. Select the part surfaces and apply grout. Recommended fragment size - 2 sq. m. After the grout in this area beginning to harden, wipe the tiles with a dry cloth and smooth out seams with a damp sponge. Repeat the same operation with the next area of tiles. Treat the entire surface of the tile and once again wipe it with a dry cloth.
6
A day after the putty seams carefully wash the tile.
7
Relief porous tiles, it is recommended not to wipe the spatula and hand. Put on a rubber glove and make the grout with your finger. Immediately after that, carefully rinse away any excess grout. Work with this kind of tile requires extreme accuracy and high speed. Slow and messy the grout you can ruin the tile as the mortar firmly eats into her pores.

Advice 2: How to cover up the seams

Frequently for finishing of commercial premises used ceramic tile. Not to spoil the appearance of this design defective tile joints, it is necessary to choose the right class of grout and to read the rules of application.
You will need
  • - grout
  • - spatula
  • - water
  • - masking tape
Instruction
1
Select the type of grout. If you are going to seal the seams in the bathroom or the kitchen, then take the grout from cement, which added polymer additives. Because this material is particularly resistant to moisture and aggressive liquids.
2
For grouting sections, withstand a heavy load on the floor and the wall, use material with specialized additives. The seam is treated with a solution will be immune to damage.
3
Pour in a container of slightly warm water and put it in the grouting mixture. Be sure to follow the proportions specified in the instructions. Stir the mixture with a mixer or by hand until a homogeneous state.
4
Tile joints pour water to prevent absorption of liquids from the ends of the grout of the tiles. Apply the mixture on the seams using a weatherstrip tool or a special spatula.
5
Scrape excess mortar with a trowel and again apply on the seam. Give filled the seams to dry. Then bathe the surface of the veneer. The remains of the mortar, gently scrape the ends of the tiles.
6
An hour later, after drying of the grout mix will strip the veneer ceramic sponge. It is recommended to maintain all the joints with a protective fluid.
7
When you use a silicone that fills in the seams, creating a waterproof layer quality, you will get a finish that will never crack. Prepare seams to work, taped their ends throughout the length of special adhesive tape, which will accelerate the process of applying the composition and close the front side of the tiles from stains.
8
Apply tile sealer to the seam, leaving a small margin. Carefully insert the silicone evenly, in any case, do not leave voids.
9
Leveled the material with a spatula to give caused the seam a finished appearance. Tear off the masking tape and using a soft paper to remove the excess grout.
Useful advice
When selecting mortar for grouting it is necessary to pay attention to for glossing over seams how wide he is. Some solutions can crack when applying them too many seams.
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