INSTRUCTIONS FOR

WORK AND LAYING OF TILES BRICK

One of the interesting ways to decorate the interior walls is laying the tiles bricks obtained by cutting very old bricks carefully chosen by our technicians who work on cutting them in order to get specific tiles, which significantly save the space.
Tile brick is a natural product of baked clay, fabricated decades and centuries ago, which can be used both in the interior and exterior, on dry, flat and stable surfaces. Brick walls are the most effective if they are illuminated directly.

Sertechnics offers several types of tile brick:

1.Tile brick obtained by cutting an old brick from the outside.
2. Tile brick / fossil / obtained by cutting an old brick from the inside
3. Tile brick obtained by cutting an old roofing tile / double baked / it possess large hardness and it is atmospheric conditions resistant.
There are also adequate angles for the tile bricks number 1 and 2, without which serious Installation is not possible, if space it requires.

Installing the corners gives the effect of real brick, although it is only tile brick that does not take a large space and it is not heavy at all.

Before laying

Make sure before laying that the work surface is clean, degreased and without dust. If you use it for the exterior surfaces only flexible, waterproof glue which does not freeze must be used.

The procedure of laying

1. Before you start to work, besides the tool, provide sufficient quantity of tile bricks so that all the bricks could be from the same product line. Due to the nature of the baking of handmade tile bricks, there may be certain variations in color among the products from the same line. Therefore, it is recommended to take simultaneously the tile bricks from several different boxes during operation.

2. There also may be some small variations in dimension of hand-made bricks. To determine the average dimension of the tile brick, take 10 tile bricks from the different layers of the boxes and place them one on the other. Measure the total height and split it with ten. In the same way, just horizontally, do it to get an average length.

3. Sertechnics recommends using a flexible and waterproof adhesive, SRT 101. The adhesive should conform to the CE EN 12004 standard. This type of adhesive cement glue is suitable for laying the tile brick on the concrete and brick wall. For walls of other materials, such as wood or metal, it may happen that some other type of glue is needed.
Place the adhesive cement glue on the wall and spread it evenly along the wall with the appropriate tools. Apply the adhesive cement glue to the back of the tile brick, too. This procedure is necessary to achieve good adhesion.

4. If you place the brick on the corner, you start the laying of the tile bricks from the corner element. It is very important to ensure that the tile bricks are placed horizontally. There must also be left some space for the joints (10-12 mm).

5. When the adhesive is applied on the wall and then on the tile brick, place the tile brick on the wall, make sure it is well positioned and pressed hold for a few seconds to better paste.

6. Making the joints is done by joint maker. Determine the thickness of the joint yourself. The standard thickness is 10-15 mm. Please note that if you decide to have a smaller joint or if you work without a joint, the required quantity of tile brick is increased by 10-25%.

7. After the joints are dried, brush your brick wall well. In case you want to protect it more, Sertechnics coatings SRT 01 (packing of 1 l) and SRT 02 (10 l packing) are recommended. These coatings will additionally protect the brick and will not change its appearance (it will not give it a shine and a plastic look).

If you want to paint the brick wall in another shade, use acrylic paint or paint for concrete. It is recommended to use the compressor for painting – especially when it comes to handmade tile brick.

If you did everything right, the final result might seem like this.

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