In the modern world, mosaic tiles began to use their interior more and more often in the design of their interior. But few people know that she came to us from antiquity, it was ancient people who began to make a mosaic for the first time. Mosaic fragments that have come to our time give us a chance to see all the beauty of an ancient mosaic. Masters who laid out those masterpieces had the ability to see and feel the material with whom they worked. To lay the mosaic, patience and skill are required.
Finishing with mosaics and area of application:
Mosauka is most often used in the bathroom, in the kitchen. Mosaic laying more laborious than laying ordinary tiles. Next, consider the laying process.
Prepare the surface for laying mosaic tiles – it must be leveled and dried. Work on laying mosaics can not be carried out in the heat or at minus temperatures, the most optimal temperature of 20 ° C.
Put the glue on the selected surface with a spatula. With smooth stretching strokes, it is applied as much as they will have time to do before the glue dries.
On the surface of the tiles from the side where there is no enamel, an adhesive base is applied. In this method, any tile is laid on the surface. This is especially necessary to do on tiles with transparent enamel. On such a surface, any ugly stain will be visible, so we work carefully.
We apply tiles with color ornament up to the smeared surface. This must be done quickly, because the adhesive base will dry out soon and may not glue the mosaic, or it will lie on the wall unevenly. If necessary, align your creation. To achieve the desired result of gluing and leveing the surface, it is necessary to tap it with something wooden so as not to beat the mosaic.
You need to squeeze the entire site that you managed to put, all the seams to avoid air entering the mosaic. Mosaic sheets must be stacked evenly so that they look equally good and be the same size.
Slowly, so as not to harm the stacked tile and not pull it from the wall, you need to wipe it with a sponge moistened in water. Further, when the paper coating is raw and changes its color, it must be removed. Carefully, diagonally take the upper corner and pull it. There is paper, for some reason it does not break well, moisten it again with water. Wait a few minutes and try to completely remove the paper from the surface of the tile. Then align the seams so that they are even and straight.
The grout should be proceeded no earlier than after 2 days, the glue should dry out. It is necessary to clean the tiles of paper and glue to the end, remove the entire surface with a damp sponge and brush. An excess adhesive base is removed by a special knife. The grouting mixture is distributed with a rigid rubber spatula over the entire surface of the mosaic. After a certain period of time, remove the excess mixture.
Then the mosaic is wiped dry. When the mosaic dries, you need to polish it to shine. Do not tighten with polishing, then it will be much more difficult to remove the raid.