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Tiling over a base plate refers to the process of installing tile onto a surface, typically a floor or a wall, that has been covered with a base plate or underlayment.
The base plate serves as a smooth and level surface for the tile to adhere to, and can also provide insulation or soundproofing. The tile is typically secured to the base plate using adhesive or mortar.
It is important to ensure that the base plate is clean, dry, and free of any debris before installing the tile, and that the tile is applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Tiling over a base plate detail drawing – 6
A tiling over base plate detail drawing is a technical illustration that shows the various components and steps involved in the process of installing tile over a base plate.
It typically includes the following elements:
- A detailed layout of the tile pattern and dimensions
- The type of tile and the type of adhesive or mortar to be used
- The thickness and composition of the base plate or underlayment
- The method of attaching the base plate to the subfloor or wall
- The type and size of any expansion joints or movement control systems
- Any special considerations, such as waterproofing or slope requirements
A detail drawing also includes all the necessary dimensions, cross-sections, and notes on the installation process, and is an important tool for architects, builders, and tile installers to ensure that the project is completed correctly and efficiently.
It’s also important to have an engineer review the drawing before starting the installation process to ensure that the structure can handle the weight of the tiles and the adhesive.
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