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Should the floor tiles be soaked in water?

by:CBM     2021-06-21

Ceramic tiles, also known as tiles, are mainly made of metal oxides and semi-metal oxides of refractory materials, which are made into an acid-resistant material after the process of fine grinding, mixing, pressing, glazing, and calcination Alkaline ceramics or stones, etc.

1. Why do we need to soak the floor tiles in water before laying them?

The main purpose is to prevent the moisture of the mixed mortar from being absorbed during the post-processing paving, so as to prevent the wall from hollowing, falling, and even cracks. Especially for wall paving, water must be sprayed on the wall before paving to make it wet. The principle is exactly the same as that of floor tiles. Floor tiles need to have gaps anyway. Soaking in water earlier can make the gaps fully adsorbed. The floor tiles have high density and low porosity, which also promotes a much lower moisture content.

2. Floor tiles do not necessarily need to be soaked in water in advance, so what are the requirements?

Whether the floor tiles should be soaked in water is closely related to the moisture content of the tiles. If the moisture content is less than 0.5%, there is no need to soak in water in advance. The moisture content of glazed wall tiles and floor tiles used in kitchens and bathrooms is generally higher than 10%, so it is necessary to soak in water before paving.

3. How can I soak the floor tiles?

Now that you say 'soak in waterInside, keep in mind that the floor tiles should all soak into the water. Now there are many irresponsible construction teams that stack the floor tiles together and use a drain pipe to sprinkle water upwards. In this way, only the floor tiles can be wetted, but the floor tiles cannot be filled with water. Post-processing and paving It is very likely that various problems will suddenly appear later.

4. How long does it take to soak the floor tiles in water?

Considering that different floor tiles have different moisture content, there is no major standard requirement. The results show that the floor tiles are required to 'drink' the water and stop the water with small bubbles. If the water content is high, it will take longer to soak. In rainy days, the duration needs to be shortened correspondingly because the cold air is humid, and when the air is dry in the hot summer weather, the duration should be correspondingly increased.

5. Will floor tiles lose porcelain if they are soaked in water unreasonably?

When the local slabs are soaked in water, pay special attention to the glaze layer of the floor tiles to face up, and the ceramic surface to face down, so that it is not so easy to bump into each other, and it is not so easy to drop the porcelain . When the floor tiles are soaked and fished out, remember to put a cardboard box on the cement floor and place the floor tiles against the wall with the glaze layer facing up. If the method is not correct, the corner tip will touch the ground first. It is very easy to knock off the porcelain.

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