How much does it cost to stack a floor?
In case of refurbishment of systems, the cost per square meter of overlapping the floor rises to: 72 + 22,5 = 94,5 € / m34 if you glue a ceramic / wood floor; 22,5 + 56,5 = XNUMX € / mXNUMX if you lay a floating floor.
The cost of laying tiles with glue on an existing floor can cost from € 15 per square meter upwards. For this type of installation, called glued installation, it is important that the tiler make an inspection. The tiler must evaluate the existing floor before placing new tiles on it.
Floors in ceramic, wood, laminate, PVC, resin or vinyl, can all be laid in overlap, each with a different installation method that we will see later, but they have in common a preliminary operation to the overlap: the verification of the support, the existing floor.
Cover the old tiles with covering enamel. If the surface is large and the budget is rather small, the perfect solution is certainly the tile glaze. It is applied with a brush or roller, it dries quickly and guarantees excellent coverage and waterproofing.
If you opt for the superposition of a new covering on the existing floor, choose to use low thickness coverings - such as LVT floors, ultra-thin porcelain stoneware (3-5 mm), low thickness parquet (2-5 mm) and resin coatings - allows you to intervene avoiding problems ...
You can renovate the floors using a special product to polish them and make them brighter and brighter. You will need to remove surface dirt first and wash the floor thoroughly with a neutral detergent. Once rinsed and dried well, you can polish it with a product suitable for that material.
The thin porcelain stoneware is laid with glue on the old floor; it is advisable to prepare the laying surface by skimming the old floor, in order to prepare a suitable base, not too smooth, on which the adhesive can adhere perfectly.
- application of a primer, adhesion promoter, on the existing surface which has the function of improving the adhesion of the adhesive on the old tiling;
- bonding of the new tiles possibly with the double-buttering method and leveling wedges.
These cracks normally form when the tiles are weakened as a result of partial or multiple cuts, especially where corners or edges are formed. Technically these points, interrupting the continuity of the material, become the most fragile and delicate points of the tile.
The cost to renovate a 100 sq m house varies from € 400 per sq m to € 800 per sq m, if we also consider materials with a good price / quality ratio.
The cost of renovating an old house can range from 400 euros per square meter up to 800 euros per square meter, with an average price of 600 euros per square meter.
If the existing floor is solid, clean and perfectly flat, the installation does not present any problems. It will be sufficient to degrease the surface, to apply an adhesion agent if the existing tiles are highly glazed and to proceed with the laying of the new tiles with a suitable adhesive.
Use an orbital sander and sandpaper with a fine grit. 220 grit is recommended for sanding ceramic tiles. This will remove the glaze from the tile but still leave the surface smooth. Sanding needs to be a slow and painstaking process.
The long rectangular tiles laid diagonally, i.e. at 45 ° with respect to the walls, minimize the irregularities due to non-orthogonal walls, which are normal especially in historic buildings. Instead, laid straight, i.e. parallel to the walls, the long rectangular tiles streamline one of the dimensions.
- Step 1 - Prepare the substrate for laying the tiles. ...
- Phase 2 - Tile laying technique: parallel laying. ...
- Step 3 - Diagonal installation technique. ...
- Step 4 - Apply the tile adhesive. ...
- Step 5 - Glue the tiles. ...
- Step 6 - Cut the tiles for the edges. ...
- Step 7 - Fill the joints between the tiles.
Among the most used poses when it comes to wood-effect porcelain stoneware we certainly find the straight and diagonal laying. The straight installation, to be chosen parallel to the short side or parallel to the long side depending on the size and depth of the environment, is among the easiest to achieve.
To lay the stoneware it is necessary to apply a layer of mortar on the surface of the floor. It is always useful to pay particular attention to the composition of the mortar, especially for applications on highly stressed surfaces: in this case the thickness of the material to be spread must not be less than 4 - 6 mm.
weight: when laying porcelain stoneware it is good to consider that its weight per square meter for each cm of thickness is about 20/22 kg./sqm, if the apartment has an area of 100 square meters.
If you intend to renovate the terrace, tiles are certainly the best way to cover the present floor. One of the most used materials is porcelain stoneware, which we have already talked about for the choice of interior floors in a house.
Resins can be used, as well as cement, to cover not only wall coverings but also bathroom floors; on the market there are self-leveling liquid resins and cementitious resins that can be smoothed or spatulated after application.
Of course, the most common case when floor tiles are missing in a private home is the joining of floors in the bathroom and kitchen. This is because they are the rooms in the house that are most subject to renovations and plant relocations.