Everything you need to know to lay the tiles “with your strengths”

Tiles are an ideal alternative and design for coating all surfaces of the home, such as floors or walls of all rooms. Easy to assemble and extremely practical to maintain, tiles have been one of the most popular clothing types in the world for decades. Variety of models, high resistance to shock. to humidity or to temperatures, are just some of the main reasons why tiles are so popular with everyone. So get a new home or are you renovating an existing one? If you’re still in the dilemma of choosing the tile pattern or type, the alternatives in Brunes are endless, truly quality and aesthetically pleasing. On the other hand, if you have already selected your tiles, you only have to mount them. Although it is always advisable to have the process done by a professional, the tile laying can also be done by you. Just be careful and have the right materials available.

A few steps, but a lot of quality in selecting materials. strictly apply some steps.1) Cleaning the surface of the support – The support, ie the surface on which we will lay the tiles, should be flat, stable and completely clean. Especially careful cleaning of this surface is the first thing to do and should not be overlooked. Impurities such as oils, powders and various residues adversely affect the application of the tile adhesive. If the floor or wall is covered with cement, clean the entire surface where you will apply the adhesive with a brush and make sure it is level. If the support is coated with a varnish or has a smooth surface, it is advisable to rub it with abrasive paper, which makes it harder and consequently increases the effectiveness of the adhesive.2) Adhesive Selection – When the entire surface of the support is clean, you only have to apply the tile adhesive. Which adhesive to choose? It depends on the type of tile with which you will lay the floor, such as: ceramics, porcelain or marble. Also, the choice of adhesive depends on the type of environment where the tiles will be laid. For example, the toilet needs an adhesive that isolates the floor and walls from moisture or other agents. On the other hand, tiles that will be placed outdoors, such as balconies or verandas, must have a weatherproof adhesive. Even the size and weight of the tiles are factors to consider. A large or heavy-duty plate needs to be mounted with a more specialized and resistant adhesive. What about the quality and warranty of the adhesive? Dekoll Company, for years, has been producing high quality tile adhesives of European standards, easy to apply, fast and durable. The Dekoll adhesives are manufactured at the company’s factory, which is considered the most modern in the whole region, and are designed by Italian engineers with the aim of achieving the most satisfactory results. Dekoll factory adhesives are diverse, specializing in all types of surfaces and tiles. It is characterized by a very good workability, good resistance to moisture, optimal correction time and uniform hardness. This adhesive is suitable for gluing ceramic, porcelain tile. It is best applied to floors, exterior and interior walls, cement-based interiors. “Vertikoll” is ideal for gluing tiles of 5-40 cm size. Strongkoll C2TES1 – Cement-based, deformable and very elastic. This adhesive is made of high quality carbonate sand and marble. It also contains specific synthetic resins, with improved adhesive strength, slip-resistant and long work life. It is recommended to be used on high facades, terraces, in central heating environments and in areas that are part of constant vibrations and pressures. “Strongkoll” also applies perfectly to gluing the tile onto the tile. Whether you want to tile swimming pools, industrial environments, or undulating, volatile supports, this adhesive is the one to do for you. “Strongkoll” is suitable for adhesion of tiles with dimensions of 5-300 cm. “Intracoll” is characterized by very good workability, good resistance to moisture and uniform hardness. This adhesive is suitable m for ceramic tiles, gres, porcelain tiles, as well as for surfaces such as floors and cement-based walls, indoors and outdoors. If you are going to cover your premises with 5-40 cm size tiles, “Intrakoll” is a “smart” choice .Adesiflex – This adhesive is really special as it has high flexibility and is suitable for hard materials. were worked or extremely delicate, such as: marble tiles, stone tiles, mosaics and high-end tiles. “Adesiflex” knows no limits even when it comes to the support. This adhesive has shown excellent results in cement-based supports, on floors, walls, outdoors and indoors, especially where it has a high moisture content. Like “Strongkoll” and “Adesiflex” it is recommended to use for facades, terraces, central heating environments, environments that are part of vibrations, continuous presses and also for slab adhesion. The above mentioned types are only part of the Dekoll lines for adhesives, but all products of this factory have ISO 9001: 2008 quality certificate. The latter validates the company’s commitment to meeting technical standards and meeting customer needs for quality. In addition to being competitive, Dekoll also offers technical assistance for all products. Dekoll is also endowed with the Green Building Council certificate, which shows the company’s commitment to protecting the environment.3) Adhesive Placement – Once you have selected the adhesive, you only have to apply it over the entire surface to be covered with tiles. Each of the types of adhesives has different ways of preparation. For example, Intracoll needs to mix with 6-6.5 liters of water per 25 kg, while for the same amount of Strongkoll sealant 7-8 liters of water is added. For this reason you need to be careful and always read the informative material accompanying the adhesive to understand the best way to prepare it. Also, the thickness of the adhesive that we will place on the floor or walls depends on the type of material, the weight and the size of the tiles. For tiles up to 25 cm in size, the thickness of the adhesive layer should be 6 to 8 mm. Whereas for larger tiles, more adhesives can be applied, reaching a thickness of 10 mm. You can spread the adhesive with the soft part of the spatula, but with its serrated part you should also create relief channels where the tiles will be placed.4) Tile Adhesion and Finishing – When the entire surface of the floor or wall is well covered with adhesive, then start with tile placement. If the tiles are over 30 cm in size, paint them on the back with a layer of adhesive (not required for smaller tiles) and begin to place them one at a time, along with crosses that create the proper distance between them. After mounting each tile, lightly slice each one with a rubber mallet until it is level and firm enough. When all the tiles have been laid and the adhesive has dried enough, the order is put. Prior to this process, the entire surface of the tiles and the ducts between them should be thoroughly cleaned of adhesive residue or other dirt. It is precisely these channels that need to be put in place, but first we prepare the boiler, mixing the product powder well with water until it reaches a compact, grain-free mass. When the entire mass of paint is ready, we fill all the channels between the tiles, using a rubber spatula or a spatula. Finally, after about 20 minutes, when the paint has become stable, we use a sponge to clean the stains created on the tiles or excessive accumulation between the channels. all kinds of tiles, floors or walls. The four types of Dekoll paints, “Defuga GG”, “Defuga FF” “Ultrafuga FF” and “Ultrafuga GG”, are known for their quality, durability, high level of insulation and long life.


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