have natural stone, most often it is limestone, has many advantages over other types of decorative coatings: environmentally friendly material, low cost, high resistance to chemical or mechanical damage, the ability to handle cutting tools, long service life.
to properly lay out the surface of fieldstone, you need to not only choose a stone with the lowest percentage of sand, lime mortars and other extraneous inclusions, but also take into account the material from which made the wall, facade or other surface to be decorated.
for laying on the surface of the concrete preparation almost not needed.The only thing to do is to remove dirt and grease.For dirt, use a brush, stains can be removed with solvent.
to wooden surfaces stone glued bad because of the high water absorption and low adhesion.The wooden surface must be treated with a waterproofing material, and then it is neces
sary to establish a grid of metal, providing a reliable reinforcement, allowing to lay tile, without fear that it will fall off.
metal surface is also not the best for fixing stone.It needs to be primed, close the metal grid and an additional plaster cement-sand mixture thinly.
Because natural stone is always different size, before installing it is necessary to spread out on the floor, forming a most harmonious and beautiful pattern, natural pattern repeats.If you plan to lay a stone facade, one must remember that this should be done only in warm weather, as the adhesive will not be cold to freeze and freeze stone will remain on the wall, but the thaw there is a risk that it is partially peeled off.
As adhesive may be used or mixtures of bituminous mastic based on sand, cement and plasticizers.The main thing is that the mixture is not directed at the front of the stone, because it is badly washed from the surface and spoil the appearance of the coating.
Stack stone should be bottom-up, causing the solution and on the surface and on the stone, and then gently pushing the stone into the solution.The joints between the stones should be as equal in width, but in this case the surface will be decorated to look beautiful, neat and harmonious.After completing the joints are filled with special moisture-proof solution.If a stone is placed butt seams tend not decorated as stones joined together tightly as possible.
- how to put a stone