Choosing The Best Option For Your Spaces

Whether it is used on the floor or on the wall, with selecting the right tile, you have the chance for using for many years.

To start, it will be perfect what are the advantages of glazed porcelain tile

  1. They are much longer lasting

  2. They have resistance to moisture.

  3. They are much more resistance to abrassion.

  4. They are easy to clean.

  5. They can be both used for wall and floor

If you don't know where to start your ceramic application, continue on reading this article.

First of all, you should determine your purpose of use in the areas where you will lay tiles. Considering the technical characteristics of the floor tiles, you should choose ceramics with suitable abrasion resistance according to the traffic density of the area to be covered.

If the place where tile will be made is the interior of your home, you should prefer ceramics with indoor features, and ceramics with outdoor features in a section outside your house (terrace, balcony, etc.). The purpose here is to ensure that the outdoor ceramics are resistant to adverse weather conditions such as hot, cold, sun, wind, snow and rain that will occur outdoors. Ceramic adhesive and joint filler to be used in outdoor ceramic applications must be suitable for outdoor conditions. Otherwise, after a certain period of time, you may encounter the problem of ceramics breaking off from the surface or cracking of joint fillers.

In wet areas, especially on floors, the choice of glazed porcelain tile with antislippery feature will be safer.

If you are going to use rectangular ceramics, you should make the application in the direction you want the space to appear long or wide.

With the use of light tones, you can create a larger and more spacious space perception. You can create a feeling of depth by choosing dark tones for the narrow wall.

Since all the ceramics produced in the factories cannot be produced in the same batch, slight tonal differences occur between each batch. In order to avoid this situation, make sure that the ceramics you buy have the same color tone code for the adjacent areas. While you selected the material please ask the sale person about the available quantity of the batch.

Joint application should be done after the tile adhesive has dried. Otherwise, it will cause various problems such as vomiting and not filling the gap completely. Special rubber joint trowels should be used for jointing. Application with metal trowels will damage the ceramics. Excess joint remaining on the surface after grouting should be cleaned with a wet sponge. Otherwise, the cleaning process after the application will be much more difficult.

Ceramic adhesives dry in an average of 24 hours depending on the temperature of the environment, the amount of moisture and the properties of the adhesive. Since pressing ceramics before they are completely dry will cause undesirable results, these areas should not be entered or exited.

In case of staining of glossy ceramics, the surface of the ceramic must be cleaned with stain remover without waiting to prevent the stain from being permanent. In order not to damage the joint filler, cleaning should not be done with strong chemicals such as bleach, salt spirit, lime remover. Damaged joints will absorb water and cause technical problems with your neighbors or home.

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