There are several methods for laying tiles made from natural stone. In general, seam, diagonal, seamless, zigzag, parallel techniques, etc. are used in world construction practice. Which technique to choose is limited only by the designer’s imagination, also depends on the budget of the work, and of course the estimated period through which the surface will be used.
For example, seamless masonry can significantly save working time. It reduces monetary and time costs, but the possibility of destruction of the tile is quite high, especially when it is deformed. The disadvantages of the caliber of the tiles can be made up for by seam masonry. With it, the lined surface will have a complete look.
Connecting seams also affect the appearance of the cladding. This decorative element allows you to hide the bulge of the styling. Usually, the thickness of the seam can range from 1.5 to 20 millimeters. There are a huge number of color solutions for sealing seams. The modern building materials market provides many options. When facing with natural stone, it is important to plan the placement of stone slabs. Extremely occasionally, the entire surface can be faced at once with solid slabs. More often in the corners, on the edges and in the joints of the plates, you need to select tiles of the required shapes and sizes. If it is necessary to cut the slabs in a straight strip, a special slab cutting machine will solve the problem. If curved cuts are needed, a grinder (hand tool) should be used.
If you want to give the lined surface a neat look, follow the rules necessary for laying stone slabs, which are advised by the specialists of the Trade Partnership company:
1. Always try to divide the lining symmetrically. To achieve this, you need to get whole or cut slabs at the edges of the surface. To achieve this, before laying, mark a vertical line in the center of the wall. On the outer edges of the cladding, place whole slabs of granite and marble.
2. Conduct fugues in one lane from one room to another, if there are doors in the passages between the rooms.
3. Try to lay granite and marble, starting from the whole tile at the bottom, ending, of course, with the whole tile at the top, of course, if it is possible to freely determine the height of the cladding. If the height is set, then you can lay the stone from top to bottom, while leaving the cut tiles, preferably at the very bottom.
4. When tiling on the floor, start laying tiles from a straight strip, which you should first mark with a cord right in the middle of the floor. It must be parallel to the longest walls. Lay the slabs so that the fugue or the middle of the whole slab passes along the superimposed line of the cord. Slabs cut at the edges of the surface to be laid must be wider than half of the whole slab.
5. We must not forget that cut plates of similar width, which are located in the niches of heating batteries, must be in the middle of the surface or be placed symmetrically on the sides of the niche.