Laying wall mosaics
Ideal for decorating and protecting your walls, mosaic tiles are suitable for all surfaces, interior and exterior, and all rooms. Uncomfortable, their installation is accessible to all DIYers.
Tools and materials needed:
A spirit level
A chalk line
A plumb line
A black marker
A cutter or a nibbler
A glass cutter
Paste glue for wall mounting
Braces (2 mm maximum)
Step 1: Tracing
Start by marking the marker to the surface to be tiled. Using the bubble level and the Mason ruler, draw a vertical axis, corresponding to the height of your mosaic tiles.
Step 2: Gluing
Glue the wall under your axis with the notched spatula, in the direction of the length.
Place the first tile and press it against the wall. With a cleat, press on the tiles to level them well.
Place braces between each corner as you pose to achieve a regular join.
Then continue laying the other slabs in the same way as for the first one.
At each glue overflow, remove the excess with a damp sponge.
Step 3: The cuts
For corner cuts and possible obstacles, take the measurements then use the nibbler, either for the lengths or just for a few tiles.
Step 4: The join
Let the glue dry 24 hours then remove the braces.
Then apply the slip at the seams to the squeegee. Before the product takes, smooth your joints with a stick and remove the excess.