Painting tile

The tiles are one of the most popular coverings for the walls of the kitchen or bathroom. This is a traditional choice that stands out for its durability and variety of colors and designs. Over time, however, may deteriorate or become outmoded. An economical option for remodeling these walls is to appeal to paint tiles.

 What to do when we no longer make tiles? One possibility is to remove and install new tiles, but the renovation works are expensive and time consuming. You can also remove the tiles, wall repair and painting or wallpapering. The simplest, however, is to paint the old tiles.

 First we clean the wall with water and detergent. It is important restro leaving no grease or dirt in general, otherwise the paint will not adhere properly. You can clean the joints with the mixture and a brush to remove dust and fungus.

 When the wall is dry and you can start painting. You have to buy paint for tiles, designed specifically for unglazed ceramic surfaces. This type of paint, gloss, washable and waterproof and moisture.

Tile installing

Make sure the floor is level and smooth. Spread thin mortar in the basement of a sheet of cement board. instead of cement board on the floor of mortar and sub with 1 1 / 4 inch screws. Board maintain separate 1 / 4 inch from the wall. for which shall rest on the ground floor with this method

Draw lines to set the reference plant design with 4 quardrents which also separated from the room. Mix up a batch of thin film by the package directions. Spread the thin set in cement board with suitable trowel (1 / 4 inch for sizes up to 8 inches and 1 / 2 inch for

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tiles 12 inches and larger)

Place the first tile in the lines that cross in the center of the room. entire piece down with a slight twisting motion so it is embedded in the mortar. check with a level and continue with the rest of the tiles by placing the desired size separators between each mosaic tile grout lines consistent

Check the floor often to a flat surface. Measure and cut the pieces that go against the wall, be sure to subtract 1 / 4 inch for expansion. You will need to complete this set with silicone once floor is complete. Take the tile and cement spread on the tile and put in place

Install the tiles in the rest of the quardrents as it did in the previous steps. Remove all line separators and cleaning the grout joints so none of the cement to show through the grout.

Wait at least 24 hours for the cement to dry before grouting. Mix a small amount of grout in a clean bucket with cold water. spread grout with grout float. Apply grout pushing diagonal directions on the boards.

The celebration of the float at a 60 degree angle scrape all excess grout from the tile surface. Repeat until the entire floor has been completed. tiles with a clean sponge and water to rinse the sponge often with clean water. Wait four hours and the remaining residue with a clean dry cloth to polish to a brilliant shine

Apply caulking to the perimeter of the room where space left 1 / 4 inch for expansion. Installing wall plate or lid to the base tile wall and floor now has a professional-looking beautiful

Cleaning ideas for tile

For daily cleaning of floor and wall coverings are absolutely not recommended  foCerasarda tile, aggressive products such as acids and other substances or abrasive tools (anti-limestone, sponges, etc.) will damage the tile

It is also advisable to use neutral products commercially available.

We feel that putting in contact Cerasarda tiles (with textures craquelé) with water, dirty or greasy substances and materials can ruin the effect of the surface craquelé.

For routine maintenance, clean the surface as needed using an aqueous solution obtained by placing three tablespoons FLOOR CLEANER in 10 liters of water. This cleanser is specific to clean enamel surfaces as it removes dirt without leaving any surface residues.

If you wish to proceed even to the Anti-stain (not required for routine maintenance), distribute, dry surface, a coat of Cerasarda Craquele ‘PROTECTOR, as described in the first tab.
Particularly vulnerable to stains for surfaces such as coatings and kitchen countertops, we recommend every 2-3 years to renew the anti-stain.
To perform such maintenance should clean the surface with the first Cerasarda REMOVER, as described in the first tab.

After washing, dry surface, spread a coat of Cerasarda Craquele ‘PROTECTOR, as described in the first tab.

In the case of organic and biological stains persist, apply COLOURED STAIN REMOVER (Faber Showroom) Pure spotted on the surface and leave. The contact time, from about 15/30 minutes, depending on the variety and type of stain material.

Rinse well with water and let dry. Repeat the application if the stain should further continue.

If the material had been washed with detergents at acid pH and, as a result of this washing, we were presented iridescent enamel or aggression, it is advisable to make a recovery Cerasarda Craquele ‘CREAM.

In the case of deep acid attacks, suggest that recovery is concerned with Cerasarda Craquele ‘CREAM through a random orbital machine. After using the cream, it is recommended to rinse with clean water.


Tile options

Anyone who has lived the experience to replace the old floors during renovation work will be ‘realized the amount of work required to make everything perfectly workmanlike.

Whether you demolish the old floor, is that it overlaps the new over the old, several problems remain, and harbingers of discomfort for those who are also in the position of having to reside in the house during the execution of the work.

If you opt for the demolition of the old floor and the subsequent installation of the new, we must necessarily take into account that need to dispose of the partly demolished, damage some equipment under the floor, and a whole series of other problems such as dust generation, risk water leaks in the spaces below, and the inevitable complaints tenant downstairs.


The second hypothesis, ie positioning the new floor, stuck on the old, is not without problems.


Sometimes in fact, that when you paste a new floor over an old one, if somewhere in the support of the old floor has been created over time a bubble of air that tends to lift the cover, posing problems become significant.
The search for new and more advanced ceramic materials has led to the registration of patents for new production systems increasingly sophisticated and practical, able to produce solutions very useful.

Among the many and qualified Italian companies in the industry, the Cooperative of Imola Ceramic Tile has designed clip, which is a laying system which utilizes a porcelain stoneware assembled on a plastic frame with automatic lock, allows for installation with a few simple steps, without incurring the drawbacks mentioned above.

The company declares that: The Faenza Clip Tile ® ceramic systems are wear resistant, puncture and impact resistant, rot-proof and non-porous, ceramic products allow you to quickly obtain a good level of hygiene, variety of colors and formats make this a perfect material for design.

The ease of installation quick and easy, achieving an aesthetic result guaranteed, the simplicity of automatic coupling between the elements, makes the system suitable for Clip Tile floor heating.


Another great advantage of the system described is the ability to easily replace a single tile and reuse the entire floor with the installation without adhesives and fillers for joints.

The inconveniences are completely negated by this good product, because its installation does not produce waste or dirt of any kind in addition to being hypoallergenic and free of harmful emissions.

Ready to use, no technical time of taking the hill, and without the need for cleaning with a reaction to fire class Bfl S1 (European standard reduces the transmission of sound).


This system, which is based on the dry laying, without the use of adhesives, it is particularly suitable for all floors, is by putting it directly on the concrete slab, overlapping it is to old floors such as marble, granite, ceramic tiles, cooked, linoleum.


Finally, the final cleaning easy, shortens the construction of the floor compared to traditional methods with glue.


Faenza Clip Tile ® does not require expansion joints and, where it becomes necessary to disassemble the floor, you can make the disengagement and the subsequent reassembly of the pieces in their original position.


Tile cleaning

A patch of tiles can often have a far greater visual effect of the tiles is limited a. Learn the best methods for cleaning of tiles and tile sealing to help prevent staining.
The tiles are a product commonly used in wet areas of the house. The bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms and all inputs will use frequently tile floors, walls and backsplashes. Because each type of tile is different in its makeup, so is the protocol for cleaning, protecting and removing stains from each. Learn how to clean the tiles in each application to ensure its beauty and long life.
Natural stone tile cleaning
The marble tile cleaning or other natural stone tiles require some special care. Natural stones are porous, meaning that depending on the type of stone, the surface may be covered in millions of tiny holes, the most undetectable to the naked eye.
These tiny holes make natural stone tiles in a magnet for dirt, spills and stains. The natural stone materials also react differently to acids and alkalines, meaning that the wrong type of cleaner may do more harm than good to the stone, actually removing or covering its surface.

To care for natural stone should be sealed before filling with Malta as well as on an ongoing basis with a silicone-based, impregnating sealer. This sealer will fill the holes in the surface of the tiles and will help prevent staining. A tile should be sealed well water beading up off of its surface, if the water stops beading when cleaning is time to reseal the tiles.
The sealing of the tiles is done by dipping the brush in the foam liquid sealer and paint it on the tiles. Wait for a little while to soak in and then to clean on the excess with a white cloth that leaves no residue. The sealer may take the vapors or fumes, so be sure to install some form of ventilation.
To clean the natural stone tiles, stone or use a cleaner water and a mild solution of soap. Use a soft cloth and lint to avoid scratching the surface. If there are stains on the surface of stones, a poultice made specifically for stone tiles can be applied. The hard spots, after the spread of the poultice on the stone, cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit for up to several hours before cleaning it off. The poultice if the life out of most of the stain embedded.
If the surface of the tiles has to be brought, engraved or lose its shine, a shine-enhancing sealer can be applied to small areas. Large areas, however, should be refinished by a marble or a stone conservator.

Mudroom floor, atrium and basement

Glass tile cleaning
The glass brick tiles are among the easiest to care for. To clean the glass tile, glass cleaner or white vinegar can be used with a cloth that leaves no residue. Take care with the mosaic tiles that were hand cut, since the edges can be sharp and protrude a po’dalla surface.
In order to prevent stains and water spots in a shower, try using a squeegee to remove excess water on the tiles after the last user has finished showering that day. This method can also be used on shower doors to help prevent the accumulation of hard water.
Porcelain tile and ceramic tile cleaning
The porcelain tiles are non-porous, meaning it will not absorb stains or dirt and that they remain acce surface. The porcelain tile can be cleaned with any household cleaner, but if there is mixed in with the porcelain marble in a drawing mixed material, are safe to use a stone cleaner over the entire surface.
Ceramic tiles with a smooth, even icing will also be non-porous and easy to care for. If the surface of the icing is structured, however, or if the glaze has cracked or extra care â € ž € œfatta impazzireâ may be required.
Ceramic tiles can be structured more difficult to clean because no dirt or stains seeps into the tile, but because their structure can make it more difficult to reach the dirt or stains. For too hard to reach spots, a poultice can be used to pull the spots closer to the surface where they can be cleaned away.
Crackled Ceramic tiles have small cracks or crazed run through the glaze of the tiles. These cracks are straight through, meaning that the body of the clay and now it is exposed and vulnerable to dirt and stains. To help these stains, seal tiles that have crazy every time they are used in a wet area. The tiles made mad or Crackled should also be sealed before filling with mortar to keep the grout from entering the cracks.
All glazed ceramic tiles can go crazy over time, even if some tiles are more likely to do so than others. If cracks appear, apply a sealer as soon as possible impregnation. Besides, it is recommended to periodically reseal the tiles made mad, because more cracks may appear over time.
If the stains come into the cracks, it can be difficult to remove. Start with using a poultice to pull the spots in the area. The bleaching agent may also have some effect, if it worked far enough to reach into the cracks of the clay body to help lighten the stains. The best method of dealing with crazy tile is made to prevent the formation of the spots, it is always diligent about sealing of these tiles as cracks appear.
The tiles in wet areas or in high traffic areas may need more care than the tiles in dry wall applications. Prevention is always the best policy, so be sure to seal well tiles and clean them often to prevent stains series. Well cared for tiles and enjoy their beauty and long life for years to come.

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