Knauf glue: variations and uses
Knauf is a German company that has been present on the world market of building materials for more than twenty years. The manufactured product range meets all the requirements of quality and durability. The company pays great attention to adhesive mixtures.
The benchmark of German production is not only the auto industry, cosmetics, household appliances. Building materials are also gaining high marks, to be more precise, the adhesive mixtures of the Knauf trademark. The technical characteristics of the dry mixture in the process of work will give a lot of pleasant impressions, even if you use glue for the first time. In the process of glue production, the formula of maximum quality is used at the most minimized cost.
Before you buy glue for tile, you need to know how much the mixture will need to work so that there is no excess. Each dry glue mixture is packed in bags with a certain weight.That is why initially it is necessary to make a calculation of consumption per 1 m2 and only after it is taken to calculate the total amount of the required material.
There are several ways to help determine the amount of glue needed.
- This is the help of a friend - someone who has already encountered tiled glue knows the work process. According to his recommendations, it is possible to estimate what quantity will be required for the premises being repaired.
- Making the calculation yourself - the option is already more serious. To do this, you need to know the thickness of the layer being laid, the size of the tile itself, the weight of the bag with glue.
- This method is intended for those who urgently already acquire tile adhesive. In this case, you will need to know the thickness of the tile, display it ½ and multiply it by the average mixture consumption rate. But It is worth noting that these calculations are only approximate, and it is possible to slightly deduct. After all, even knowing how much ½ the thickness of a tile will be, one cannot guarantee that it is all identical: somewhere it may turn out to be more, and somewhere less.
Knauf dry mix on an ongoing basis used in the construction and repair of premises. By its qualities, tile glue is suitable for working with different materials.The very first thing that comes to mind is tile. It does not matter whether it is floor, wall or ceiling. The tile can be not only ceramic - Knauf glue will easily work together with a foam look, clinker base or tile.
Glue mix is ideal for drywall. And to seal the gaps between the sheets GKL suitable putty Knauf Fugen. The basis of the putty is gypsum, so many people prefer using it to glue the gypsum fiber board (gypsum-fiber) material to concrete. In addition, Knauf "Fugen" can be used for minor works, for example, sealing of small joints in plaster. In the assortment of the manufacturer Knauf there is a tile adhesive "Marble". It is with him easily and simply made facing buildings. Glue works harmoniously with materials such as granite, ceramic mosaic, glass.
It is worth paying attention to the fact that the manufacturer Knauf supplies the world market with dry mixes for various materials. So, in the company catalog there is such a modern finishing material, like aquapanels. According to its characteristics it is a unique plate. They optimally combine the following qualities: fire resistance, moisture resistance and, of course, frost resistance. The advantages do not end there: these plates do not rot, do not swell due to moisture, and are not deformed.Advantages of aquapanels are superior to many similar materials intended for wall covering outside and inside.
For sizing and sealing gaps used single-component polyurethane adhesive with the same name Knauf Aquapanel. Available in tubes of 310 ml. The use of this composition eliminates the process of filling the joints between the plates, increases the reliability of the erected structures. In addition, it is resistant to cracking and is an environmentally friendly material. But to work with tongue-and-groove plates (GWP), Knauf Perlfix mounting gypsum glue is used.
It is used exclusively for interior work. Its composition after drying provides an increased level of sound insulation. Another quality is that in the manufacturing process using environmental materials that are not harmful to health.
High-quality packaging of the goods is the key to success before every consumer, especially if the question concerns bulk materials. It is nevertheless more pleasant to open the packaging itself than to see it ahead of time torn. So, the manufacturer Knauf to a greater degree gives his preference to packing in bags with a total weight of a mixture of 25 kg.It is this weight that is basically considered a hot commodity that is convenient to calculate and use.
Of course, this is not the only packaging option. There are bags of 30 kg, there is for minimum work - 10 kg. That is why before buying it is necessary to make a miscalculation and understand what kind of packing of weight is required for finishing.
Selection and use
During construction, the question always arises, what kind of glue should be purchased. The main thing is that it combines quality, safety and durability. Each Knauf product line is individually and generally meets all these requirements. It is advisable to know the nuances of each adhesive mixture.
For example, Knauf Flex is indispensable when working with facing materials on walls and floors. In addition, it can be used for finishing with natural stone. Perflix Knauf is used for the foundation in the form of brick, concrete. Firmly and tightly fixes the plasterboard, fastens the mineral wool.
Knauf fliesen - it is glue for tile on cement base. It can withstand a high load, not whimsical to the temperature regime.
Knauf Fliesen plus - almost analogous to Fliesen. Also glues tiles on the walls, the floor. But in addition to all the characteristics can work with a stone.
As for the application: whatever the qualities of a dry glue mixture, it must be diluted only according to the instructions. It is necessary to prepare the workplace, painstakingly clean the surface so that no remains of old cement and glue are present. It is desirable that the work surface was flat.
When diluting the glue, it is not necessary to rush with the addition of water - the resulting mass should not be liquid. Care must be taken to ensure that the air space in the room is not dry: this can lead to severe drying, which is why the material will not stick.
Knauf glue has another unique feature. Previously, when laying tile, every tile was necessarily moistened with water, considering that it helps the adhesive composition to adhere strongly to the surface. Now there is no need for this: the adhesive mass has the maximum strength of the hitch.
Manufacturers and reviews
To date, the construction market is simply overwhelmed with various adhesive mixtures in bulk form. It remains only to hope for the frankness of a consultant who helps make a choice to the consumer.
Often, along with the company's products Knauf can be found and its counterparts with the same loud world names. Here, for example, Ceresit. Its product range is produced in Germany. An important feature is that all products have a high quality rating and unpretentious to frost-resistant climate. For the convenience of the consumer, Ceresit dry mixes are packed in bags weighing 5 kg (for minimum work) and 25 kg (for a higher level of use). Ceresit solutions have the function of increased adhesion to various types of surfaces. In the production process, the composition of dry mixes is enriched with plasticizers, due to which the service life is increased.
The manufacturer of dry mixes Vetonit has won great recognition through the use of extremely environmentally friendly materials.
In addition, consumers in building stores can often see the mortar from Bergauf. Adhesive compositions of this manufacturer are designed for both internal work and for external. In general, the universal composition. Bergauf production technology is patented and has a quality mark. By its properties, each mixture has a water-repellent function, which also increases the service life of mixtures.
But still, a consumer who has ever encountered a Knauf product line will not be able to change the manufacturer. This is evidenced by thousands of positive reviews.
The dry mix Knauf Fliesen plus received a huge assessment. It is intended for use in facing works indoors and outdoors. The diluted solution ideally lies on the base, has a strong coupling and serves for many decades.
Along with Fliesen plus, consumers give their choice in construction work to Knauf Flex. According to its characteristics, the adhesive is an excellent composition for working with ceramic tiles and porcelain stoneware. Unpretentious, stable, reliable.
Another frequent consumer choice is Knauf Sevener. Used in installation works for thermal insulation of premises. Also indispensable for the restoration of old plaster.
In the next video you will find Knauf Perlfix adhesive technology.