Kiilto Saneerauslaasti.Tiling base

Always take account of the base when tiling.

The base must be:

  • firm
  • clean
  • dust-free
  • level

Remove any old layers, such as plastic floor covering, adhesive residue and (in the case of cement floors) cement paste, which may weaken bonding. The base material must not be subject to thermal deformation.

Spread the grout with the straight edge of a notched trowel and finish it with the notched edge.

Suitable bases include most cement-based floors and wall levelling compounds, as well as boards and panels recommended for tiling by their manufacturers. Wood-based materials – such as chipboard, plywood board or waterproof plywood – are not suitable.

Spread the grout with the straight edge of a notched trowel and finish it with the notched edge. Press the tile against the fresh grout (or glue), let it dry, and then grout the seams.

Tiling on top of old tiles

Tiling on top of old tiles is not generally recommended, especially in wet rooms or if the old tiles are fixed to chipboard or gypsum board. You can tile on top of old tiles between kitchen fixtures if you wash the old tiles carefully with, say, a Kiilto Maalarinpesu washing agent and roughen the surface with sandpaper. You can then attach the new tiles with an adhesive, such as Kiilto Saneerauslaasti.

See the video instructions

See Kiilto's Youtube channel, for detailed instructions on tiling, grouting and special cases such as the walls behind sauna stoves, using large tiles on floors, and installing decorative stone tiles.

We will add more video instructions in line with customer requests.