Tip 1: How to tile a stove
Tip 1: How to tile a stove
Owning your own houses with stove heatingIt is known what inconvenience can cause cracks in the masonry. Not always it is possible to cope with them by simple covering, therefore the problem is often solved by overlooking the stove with tiles.
Stack tiles on the stove should not be simultaneously with its heating. In order for the lining to turn out to be of high quality, preparatory work must be carried out.
The heating system has a rough surfacecan be very uneven. This is because of negligent masonry or aged and cracked plaster. Also, the cause of an uneven surface may be the use of straw in the mortar during masonry.
Eliminate irregularities better with a brush frommetal and spatula. After treatment, the surface must be covered with a primer. The seams will need to be buried - so the adhesive mixture will not lag behind in those places where the old solution is applied.
To overlay the oven with tiles, use betterspecial heat-resisting material. Ceramic tiles are able to withstand fairly high temperatures. You can proceed to laying only after careful preparation of the surface.
For gluing you can use the standarda solution of cement (in this case salt is added to it), but it is better to use heat-resistant compounds. This type of work is similar to laying tiles on the floor or on the wall. The tile is laid from the bottom upwards. Between elements, the same distance should be observed, for which special crosses are used. After the adhesive mixture sets, they need to be cleaned.
Apply to the surface of the glue is more convenient dentatetrowel, thanks to which it can be distributed evenly. When stacking it is often necessary to check the level of the finished row - while the glue is not dry, the elements placed not quite correctly can be corrected. Grout joints are carried out not earlier than a day after the styling is completed.
Use of tiles for furnish of the furnace shouldcomply with all rules, glue must be prepared in strict accordance with the instructions. Correct attitude to all stages of work will ensure an attractive appearance of the heating unit, as well as reliability of the finish. The walls of the furnace after such a facings acquire good heat-dissipating properties, which will provide a higher rate of heating the room.
Tip 2: How to Fire a Fireplace
Heat dissipation fireplace in comparison with a furnace or central heatinglow. Therefore, it is installed more to decorate the house and create a cozy atmosphere. So the facing of the fireplace, that is, its appearance, is given special attention.
Select the material that you will overlayfireplace. The range of offers is quite wide: in the market there are ceramic tiles, natural and artificial stone, marble. They differ from each other in appearance, price, lightness and strength. Having decided which of the materials suits you according to the listed parameters, make sure that it is intended for fireplaces and stoves, that is, it has high fire resistance and thermal resistance. This will allow it to withstand prolonged exposure to high temperatures and short-term heating with fairly rapid cooling. Otherwise, the finishing material will crack and fall off.
Pay attention to the size of the tile or stone -It should fit on the surface of the fireplace in its entirety, without the need to cut the pieces. Also need to purchase additional elements - corner lining, cornices and skirting boards of the same material.
You can not start facing before, whenthe solution will dissolve in the masonry of the fireplace. "Attach" the tile to the walls of the fireplace, until they have an adhesive on them to make sure that the material is sufficient, and it is fully placed in space. If you plan to make a drawing using a cladding, lay it on the floor next to the fireplace, so as not to get confused in the sequence of fragments.
Composition, which is laid tile orstone, must also meet the temperature requirements. Usually, fireproof mastic is used for this purpose. Put it on a small area of the fireplace (to lay 2-4 tiles) with a notched trowel and level. Attach the tile and lightly press it. Insert per perimeter of 2-3 crosses on each side to adjust the distance between the elements of the masonry. Next, lay next plate next.
As a rule, the fireplace begins to overlay from the lowerleft corner and move horizontally upwards. Sites that need to be covered with corners, cornices and skirting boards, in advance draw a pencil directly on the fireplace.
The drying time of the adhesive is indicated inpacking (about a day). After you have overlaid the entire fireplace, pull out the crosses, otherwise they will be difficult to remove later. If the mastic is on the surface of the lining, wipe it off immediately with a cotton cloth.
Stitches between the slabs are filled with a refractory trowel matched to the finish color. Apply it with a narrow rubber spatula after the mastic has dried under the liner.