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How to Choose a Tile Trowel

by:Shihui     2020-01-02
No matter what type of tile you use-from man-Make ceramics and porcelain with natural stone such as slate, granite and marble-All attached to the surface through cement.A base mortar called a thin sleeve.This thin-Apply the solidified mortar to the wall or floor surface with a notch spatula, provide the foundation of the ridge mortar for the tile, and when compressed, provide a complete combination with the back of the tile, to keep them in place over the years.The most common spatula type on the floor is U-shapednotched trowel.This can be literally U-It can also be a square cut.Gaps vary in depth and width, but there is no big difference between them, except that the \"U\" gaps give you a little more coverage.This is useful for large enterprises.Wine tile or natural stone, just need to be a little thinner than ordinary tile.The square gap can still do the job, but consider U-Anything over 16 inch in size, or a gap in a rough stone like a slate.V-Notch trowels is the preferred type of wall, but not mandatory.The V-The gap is superior because it is better than a typical square or U-Notch variant.This will allow you to avoid excessiveApply, which may cause the seam to ooze between the tiles.Grouting becomes more difficult if this happens, as you have to clean out all the excess thin sleeves first.The coverage of the tiles is still large, just V-The gap type is a little less, like U-The gap type applies a little more.They are the most common small-Body tiles up to 6 inch in size.A European-The style of the Tro knife is another option, with different sizes of cuts around it.This tro knife is better than U-Notch or squareBig gapTile or natural stone.They are also ideal for large wall installationsSolid tiles and stones to ensure adequate coverage of the tiles.When a lot of mortar is required to prevent tiles from falling off, they are also suitable for ceiling installation.Another application is when you have a heat pad on the top of the cement board and a tile on the top of the heat pad.The extra coverage provides you with enough extra mortar to buffer the tiles so that the mat is slightly higher than the peak of the slate.Generally speaking, 12-by-12 man-Although the preference of many installers is to use 1/4, the minimum requirement for artificial tiles is 3/8, as this is the same size as natural stone tiles of the same size and ensures total coverage.Smaller tiles are smaller gaps and vice versa.Recommended spatula sizes are available for all tile manufacturers.Mosaic installation up to 2 inch can use 1/8-In general, the same is true of the inch gap, wall tiles up to 4 inch.16-Inch tiles need 1/2-inch-Deep Notch, 24 inch should be used for anything over 3/4-inch notch.
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