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Category: Tiling

L – Angle fixing at tile drop areas

‘One tile drop’ is given between main floor and toilets/balconies/utilities for restricting the water flow in to main floor. These areas are mostly treated improperly, And chances of water entering and tile damages are high. Using ‘L’ angle will improve following aspects, Avoids the tile edge damages Maintains the surface level in door openings Maintains…
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Tiling – Circular cutting

The cutting of materials such as flooring, wall, roofing, or decking to create a curved surface, or to go around a circular/curved intersection of plumbing fixtures (for traps and shower points). Objectives of circular cutting: Easy working method Good finishing Avoiding damages Good workmanship Materials used in circular cutting: Circular bit of various sizes (20mm,30mm,40mm,60mm…
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Silicone sealants application in Toilet – step by step procedure

Silicone sealant application will be the final activity of the toilet. All the finishing activities like, tiles, doors and windows, false ceiling, C P & sanitary fixtures etc., to be completed 100%. Preparatory works Loose particles should be cleaned properly Using cloth or brush remove the dust particles completely No moisture content in the joints…
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Tile grout

Tile grout is used for filling the gaps between tiles. Tile grouts are good in following aspects, 1. Permitting thermal expansion & contraction 2. Controlling water intrusion 3. Available in various colours to suits the tiles Why not white cement? Few years before, white cement has been used for filling the tile joints. But after…
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Paper Joint vs Spacer Joint

Paper Joint: Placing tiles without any gap in between is called as Paper joint. Advantages: Sourcing of tile masons for paper joint is easy, because most of the tile masons have experience in this system from many decades. Additional tools like tile spacers are not required Tile grouting activity is simple and consumption of tile grout…
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Tile laying – Conventional method vs Adhesive method

Conventional method (Thick bed system) Fixing of tiles in fresh cement mortar bed (thickness 10mm & above) with cement slurry/paste is called as “Conventional method”. This is also called as Thick bed system, because fresh bed for fixing is more than 10mm.     Adhesive method (Thin bed system) Fixing of tiles in harden base…
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Tile Adhesives

Tile Adhesive is a ready mixed polymer modified cement based bonding material used for tile fixing in floors and walls. We generally use Cement Mortar and Cement slurry / Cement paste for fixing tiles in conventional method. Using Tile Adhesive is little advanced system and have few advantages over the cement. Advantages: Tile Adhesives have…
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Silicone sealants

Silicone sealant is a semi solid flexible material which can be used for weather-proof and waterproof sealing. The silicone sealant will be in semi-solid state when it is fresh; and becomes elastic solid state after application. Where to use? In our buildings there are few corners, junctions & joints will have dissimilar expansion and contraction…
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Best tile grout – Cement based or Epoxy based?

Tiling is one of the important finishing activities and the grout gives true finishing for the tile work. Here in this article we would like discuss about the suitable grout for ceramic & vitrified tiles, especially in Toilets, Utilities & Balconies (highly debated areas). Currently in the market there are two types of grouts available, Cement…
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