known that moisture is a major cause damage not only covers, but also in any building structures.Especially it affects expensive wood.Moreover, the penetration of moisture are quite diverse - from direct irrigation to capillary leakage or high humidity.Because of this, from any building materials it requires the ability to withstand the effects of moisture, especially in areas where the intensity of the impact is very large.
These facilities include a kitchen, a bathroom, a sauna, and a garage with a basement, if available.And, if in case of a garage, for example, the basement or aesthetic requirements are not as strong, for the interior traditionally high that imposes additional conditions on the choice of decorative trim, which, as a rule, is expensive as a result.
can be argued that today in the decoration of high humidity dominate tile flooring.Modern construction techniques allow for durable and beautiful tiles from virtually any material and any color, patterns and textures.
However, it is necessary to lay the tile on the specially prepared surface - tie.On a wooden surface screed is carried out as follows: wood impregnated with an antiseptic solution and dried.Then covered with a layer of waterproofing, it is placed a metal mesh or rebar.Then, the concrete is made of cement, sand and crushed stone or gravel.Once the concrete is laid, aligned and it is sprinkled on top through a fine sieve dry cement.At this point, the tiles should be ready for operation, since after a while the cement to transform into the dough, which can be placed on the tile.
There is another way.Take a cement slab Akvapanel (Aquapanel), the company Knauf lightweight concrete.And just stacked it in the right place.It consists of several layers of plate, including a vapor barrier, elastic adhesive for impregnating metal frame, cement and tiles.
Akvapanel virtually unlimited resistance to moisture: does not swell or deform, it does not require additional waterproofing.Moreover, it is strong and durable, and the special impregnation makes it resistant to fungi and mold.Installation and cutting of plates is extremely simple and easy to the same plate can be bent.In some cases, these plates in Europe are even used as furniture or creating dry cement floor and false ceilings.Thus, Akvapanel of Knauf is the best alternative to conventional designs.
Editor: Roman Adamov