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I believe that many friends who have experienced decoration have seen the workers soak the tiles before laying them. Many people feel very curious about this phenomenon. Want to know why tiles need to be soaked in water? Which tiles need to be soaked in water? How to soak tiles in water? For this problem, Foshan Ceramic Tile Factory will popularize it for everyone.
Which tiles need to be soaked in water?
In terms of the water absorption rate of the tiles, the water absorption rate <0.5% does not need to be soaked when paving, and the water absorption rate of the glazed wall tiles and floor tiles for kitchen and bathroom is generally greater than 10%, it is necessary to soak in water when paving (if it is a porcelain wall tile, the water absorption rate is less than 0.5%, of course, there is no need to soak in water).
Why should the tiles be soaked in water?
The soaking of tiles in water is to prevent the absorption of moisture from the water cement mortar, so as to avoid hollowing, falling off, or even cracks, especially for wall paving. Before paving the wall, you need to This is also true for sprinkling. Ceramic tiles have more or less pores. Soaking water before laying is to allow the pores to fully absorb water, while porcelain tiles are denser and have a much smaller porosity, which makes the water absorption rate very low.
How to soak tiles in water?
Since 'soaking in water' is said, all tiles must be immersed in water. Generally, the construction party will prepare a large basin. However, there are also some irresponsible construction teams who pile up the tiles and pour water on them with water pipes. This can only soak the tiles and not make the tiles fully 'satisfied'. Various problems are likely to occur after laying.
Improper soaking will cause porcelain to drop?
When placing the tiles in the basin, be sure to place the glaze surface up and the pottery surface down. If the glazed surface is facing down, the corners of the tiles will bump against each other and the porcelain will fall off easily. When the bricks are taken out of the basin, the ground should be padded with a packaging carton, and the ceramic tiles should be placed back against the wall with the glaze facing upward. If it is reversed, the sharp corners of the glazed surface will land on the ground, because the corners of the tiles are very brittle and easily knock off the porcelain.
How long is the proper time to soak?
Because different tiles have different water absorption rates, there is no specific standard. But the result is that the tiles are required to 'drink' the water until it stops bubbling. If the water absorption rate is high, it will take longer to soak. In the rainy season, due to the humid air, the time should be shortened accordingly; when the hot weather is dry, the time should be correspondingly increased.
The ceramic tile manufacturer summarizes: soaking tiles in water is one thing to do before laying the tiles, but the tiles should be soaked in several pieces, not all at once. All the tiles are soaked in water, otherwise the tiles that have been soaked in water cannot be returned, causing unnecessary loss.
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