Time： 2023-05-05 13:11:39
1. Preparation tools: ceramic tile adhesive, neutral adhesive (using a 2-in-1 ceramic tile sealant), gear scraper (push knife), joint filling tool (sponge gray knife), basin, clean water, and cleaning cloth. (Note: Mosaic tiles should not be soaked in water before laying)
2. Check the materials: Pay attention to the packaging, model, area, color, and other data of the product. Firstly, measure the amount of mosaic used, and then cut out the required number of pieces and strips according to the laying situation, and conduct a trial laying. (Mosaics can be cropped)
3. Mixing mosaic tile adhesive: First calculate the required area to be laid, and then calculate the amount of neutral tile adhesive you use. Generally, 2 kilograms of tile adhesive can be used to lay and fill one square meter of the joint, and the coverage area varies depending on the specific situation. (The smoother the base, the lower the amount of slurry used) Mix the tile adhesive and water in a 1:4 ratio until they become sticky.
4. Laying the base: Use a toothed scraper to shake the neutral ceramic tile adhesive on the wall until it is flat, and lay the base well. The flattened wall must be smooth and of consistent color. (Note that the mirror series and electroplating series should never use cement. Other types of cement are generally not required by manufacturers. However, I personally believe that due to the alkaline effect of cement, it will generate some heat during solidification, which can sometimes cause damage to high-end mosaics. Therefore, I still recommend using professional adhesive and sealant for mosaic paving.)
5. Laying: Mosaic tiles are generally laid with a mesh bottom and can be directly applied to walls or floors that have already been coated with neutral adhesive to neatly lay the mosaic. (Note that the gap between each piece must be consistent and aligned)
6. Ensure consistent spacing: The gap between the mosaic and the mosaic must be determined to be consistent. This is the most durable process in the process of laying the mosaic, but it is the most important part of the laying work. Poor laying may affect the overall effect.
7. Reinforcement: After each mosaic tile is applied, it is necessary to use a joint filling tool to knead and press firmly, ensuring that every area is evenly compacted and fully bonded with the adhesive. Each mosaic tile must wait for its surface to dry and firm before proceeding to the next step.
8. Mixing and sealing agent: Calculate the required area first, and then calculate the required amount of sealing agent. Slowly pour the sealant into the water and carefully stir until evenly mixed, feeling that it will not sand when pinched by hand.
9. Joint filling: Use a joint filling tool to apply the joint filling agent onto the surface of the mosaic and evenly apply it to the surface. The joint filling tool should move diagonally from bottom to top, and then from top to bottom to ensure that all joint filling agents can be completely filled and there are no excess residues. The gaps in the mosaic must be fully filled, otherwise dust can easily accumulate and make cleaning difficult in the future. (Reminder: The final setting strength of the joint depends on the weather and construction materials, which is approximately 7 to 28 days. Therefore, please avoid heavy pressure, water washing, or causing dirt during this period.)
10. Cleaning: About 1 hour after the sealant dries (the required time is for reference only, and the specific time is calculated based on the temperature of the day), when starting to clean the surface of the mosaic tile, prepare a bucket of clean water, wipe off the excess sealant on the surface of the mosaic with a towel or soft object, and finally wipe the surface again with a towel until it is clean. The towel can be moist, but excessive moisture can affect the effectiveness of the adhesive.