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How to Pave Stone Tiles for a Beautiful Floor

2014-11-29

 granite bench saws chinaStone tile is one of the most widely used building material in residential and commercial decoration projects. It’s natural beauty and hard wearing strength is what makes it so appealing to numerous homeowners and companies. To pave the stone tile to get a perfect floor or wall surface, there are some know-how the paver should be aware.

 

Especially for marble tile which is fragile, there is a glue network in the tile back. If the marble tile is paved with the glue network rip off, it is quite easy to break in paving process and water in underlayment mortar quite possibly penetrates through marble veins to marble surface, making it an appearance of breakage. If the marble tile is paved with the glue network not rip off, knock on the tile surface two days after its installation, it sounds like there is a hollow under the tile.


Our suggestion is that if the glue network strongly adheres to back of marble tile, keep it there to pave the marble tile. If the glue network is in a loose connection with the back of marble tile, rip it off to pave the marble tile. If the water in underlayment mortar penetrates through marble veins to marble surface, use a blade to scrape off the hardened mortar from marble surface.

 

In the paving of dark color stone tiles, the underlayment mortar is usually mixed with black cement, while the tile back is lined with pure cement paste 5mm thick to be paved on top of the underlayment.
Before you starting the paving work, it is favorable to spread all marble tiles on the surface where they are going to be paved first. So you can check the marble tiles’ color and texture and figure out the best location for each piece of tiles. Because natural stones usually have variation in their color and texture. If some tiles are not in right shape for application, you can use a granite bench saw to cut them into desired size easily.


When the tile paving is done, you can put a coating for the floor surface to prevent it from water stain and other corrosion.