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Tiles for interior work

Gypsum as a construction material known to for more than five thousand years the mankind. It was used as a binder instead of clay. The Egyptians scoured the joints in the stones of the Pyramids. These joints were found, in particular, in the Pyramid of Cheops. "Living stone" TM gypsum plaster tile is a finishing used indoors walls decoration which ensures not only an environmental cleanliness, but the beneficial indoor climate as well. Tiles made of gypsum has a number of features:

  • the ability to maintain optimum humidity in the room through absorbing excess moisture, and, under lack of moisture – to weep it into the environment
  • low coefficient of heat absorption that makes the tiles handwarm
  • high fire safety.

All the "Living stone" TM products are manufactured according to the the National Standard (ISO) and strict hygiene requirements. It should be noted that the gypsum does not contain toxic components and has an acidity analogous to the human skin pH. The tile manufacturing process includes forming a predetermined product shape, then, after the drying has hardened to some extent, the tiles are dried, colored manually and packed. Gypsum products manufacturing has no adverse effect on the environment. Tiles are manufactured with various surface reliefs, simulating the texture of natural stone. The difference in the sizes and colors contributes to the natural appearance and architectural expressiveness of the tiled surface.

Installation:

Gypsum is plastic material, easily handled, adjusted to the desired size. The use of the "Living Stone" gypsum tiles can reduce the complexity and time consuming for finishing work, increase the heat and sound insulation parameters. Tiles can be treated easily. Sawing (if necessary) is carried out with a wood hacksaw with a fine tooth. A cutting pattern can be used for sawing at given angles. If necessary, the tile edge can be adjusted to the desired size using the plasterboard planer. The surfaces to be coated have different properties, due to the different nature of the materials underlying them. Plaster products can not be combined with solutions based on cement surfaces and containing it in its base. To coat brick or wooden wall the as well as and other problematic bases it is necessary to apply primer on acrylic base, and to strengthen the mounting grid if necessary. The ideal surface for the cladding is plasterboard. Satisfactory water absorption results in rapid fixation of the tiles, which allows to coat large areas at once. It should be remembered that the plaster tiles should be laid with glue, mortar or dry blends, which include gypsum (PERLFIX (Knauf), «Gipsolep» and so on) Adhesive can be coloured to match the products, if necessary; it will help to protect the tiles from the adhesive residue on the tiled surface.