Guide To Fixing Wall and Floor Tiles- Dansoaa Tiles

Guide To Fixing Wall and Floor Tiles- Dansoaa Tiles

Tiling your floors and walls in the bathroom, kitchen, sitting room and other spaces both interior and exterior of your home or business can be a new experience as it brings new faces and looks to your property. As a result, before you begin your journey to decorating your home with tiles materials and slabs such as ceramic, porcelain, glass and natural stone, we present to you some Trusted Solutions from Industry Experts or our partners in Ghana and from other partner tiling companies abroad who have researched into the installation of tiles using professional and standards for lasting tiling and flooring décor.

Whether you are undertaking the renovation of your house, property or a completely new property project in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Afienya, Dodowa, Koforidua, Prampram, Cape Coast, Ho, Tamale, Bolgatanga, Wa, Takoradi and other towns and cities in Ghana we are here to provide you guides to fixing wall and floor tiles for a perfect work you desire.

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Factors to Consider Before Tile Fixing Project

When selecting your tile fixing products such as adhesive, tiling cement and more there are a number of factors to consider.

  1. Substrate- will you be laying or fixing the tile on to a plasterboard, concrete floors or walls screed and timber surfaces?
  2. Tile Material- will you be using ceramic, porcelain, glass or natural stone slates or tiles for your flooring project?
  3. Tile type or sizes, small format, large format, or smaller pieces of tiles called mosaic.
  4. Environment- will you fix the tiles at interior or exterior places, wet rooms, bathroom or kitchen, swimming pools, hard wearing surfaces etc?

Selecting the right product for fixing the tiles is important here for different applications. You will need to discuss this with an expert tiler or call into Dansoaa Stores for some advice. There are different tiling adhesive, grout, cement  products for walls and floors, wet rooms and moist environment as each has different bonding properties for locations such as interiors and exteriors, environment such as intermittent wet, power shower, communal shower, swimming pool, areas while considering bases or substrates such as cement and creed, concrete, plywood, existing tile glazed and unglazed and more.

Tile Fixing Materials Sourcing

Selecting the right materials for fixing tiles for your home, house or other projects where tiling is required is as important as selecting the right tiles. Whether you are fixing ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, mosaic types of tiles, you and your tiler must consider the right types of materials for the floor preparation and final installation of the tiles, slates, shingles on to different types of substrates such as plasterboard, concrete screed and timber while considering other environmental factors. At Dansoaa we present a comprehensive range of adhesives, tile cement, water proofing products, primers and sealers, grout products to choose from different trusted brands such as WAL, ULTRA TILE, LARSEN, MAPEI and many other brands ensuring your new tiling remains in place for years to come. Most of our tile fixing adhesives from trusted brands provides lifetime guarantees which gives you peace of mind that your project will stand the test of time.

Below we will guide you step by step in choosing the right products for completing your tile project.

Stage 1- Floor Levelling, Screeds and Render

Before laying the tiles, you will first need to prepare the surfaces or substrates such as plasterboard, cement screeds, plywood or wood surfaces, at this stage ensure the surfaces or the floors are smooth and level before tiling, if you want a perfectly smooth surfaces, you will need self-smoothing floor levelling compound, example ACRYBASE POWDER- which comes in two parts. This product is used for preparing floors for tiling and most suitable for different substrates, and on wet and dry, interior, and exterior. The product is much suitable for heavy traffic areas such as shopping centres, airports, offices, schools etc. After the application your tilling work can start after 4 hours.

Waterproofing

Tiling in areas such as power showers, wet rooms, total immersion areas or external areas, you will need to ensure your substrates are protected from water penetration by using water proofing products. The application of these adhesive products ensures maximum protection, very suitable for laundry or utility rooms, fountains, water features, terrace and balconies.

Primers & Sealers

Before fixing tiles, certain surfaces require priming and sealing to reduce porosity and minimise the risk of chemical reactions.  The primers are used for preparation of your floors prior to fixing ceramic, porcelain, stone and mosaic tiles, again primers and sealers adds strengths and waterproofing to surfaces before tiling.

Step 2- Grouting Products

Quickest Render or Cement Base Materials

These tile laying products or grout are made from polymer modified cement/sand mix for preparation of your surfaces prior to tiling or slating. It is used for rendering walls, plasterboard, and most substrates before tiling, also suitable for wet and dry, exterior, and interior environments. It is a fast-setting materials and accepts foot traffic in 3 hours, may be tiled after 4 hours on bonded screeds and 48 hours (on un-bonded or flooring screeds). Some of the products are suitable for areas of total immersion i.e swimming pools and wet areas such as bathrooms, thus providing water and frost resistant features.

Other grout products are used for joints, walls and floors, the tile grout is essential for any tiling project as it bridges the gaps between each tile and fixes the tile to either the wall or floors, some have anti-mould properties for fixing tiles in bathrooms, kitchens and wet rooms as the cement-based formulas protect the tiles from water, chemicals and heat. The choice of grout depends also on the tiles colours, tile grout colours come in different colours, popular ones are grey, black, white and beige, this gives a perfect match by creating contrasting grout lines within the tiles.

Tiling Adhesives

Tiling adhesive is an essential product for your tiling project. The tile adhesive is used to fix the tile to either the floor or wall by suing a trowel to spread the adhesive in sections as you lay the tiles. there are different types of tile adhesives and each adhesive product is suitable for the type of slating products. Do also consider the environmental factors such as wet rooms or dry, so select from water and mould resistant adhesives that are suitable for bathrooms and kitchens.

Step 3- Laying or Fixing the Tiles

After considering and selecting the tile fixing products and the type of tile to be used, now is the time to lay the tiles, you will need tile installation tools, such as grouting tools, tiling trowels and tile spacers.

Tile spacers are essential for tilers looking for accurate tile placement. The tile spacers come in varying sizes depending on the spacing required, the spacers ensure consistency in the gaps between individual tiles, the use of the spacers ensures your floor or wall tiling are uniform and symmetrical in appearance.

Silicone Sealants

Silicone sealants and sealers are crucial part of any tiling installation. The sealants provide protection for the your tile, as well as providing the perfect finish to ensure your ceramic, porcelain, stone or mosaic shingles or tiling project looks great for years to come. These sealants are ready to use for general purpose sealing including movement joints, and for most surface types, wet or dry, interior or exterior. Most applications for sealing spaces around sinks, worktops, baths, basins etc.

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