Metal Tile / September 13, 2018 / FifineAsselin
When it come to doing up ones home tiles are the most commonest items that have been around for quite some time. Until recently it was only glass or ceramic tile that was mostly used and easily accessible affordable and easy to maintain. With the economic growth and the increase in the earning potential of the customers the will and the capacity to spend on decent and classy homes has increased. Things which are out of fashion or out of date do not attract people because they want their living spaces to be different and classic. The metal wall and roof tile has attracted everybodys attention. The different metals that are used for this purpose are copper bronze zinc and steel.
It can be used as a counter top also because it is resistant to heat; the only precaution you need to take here is that acidic things like vinegar or tomatoes should not be placed for a longer time as the shine would fade off. Metal tiles made up of zinc are a lesser known but another beautiful elegant and stunning option. Zinc is germicidal and hence its use in the bathrooms and kitchen is an excellent option. Metal tiles are very affordable on the whole though there are a few that are very expensive depending upon the design and pattern. They come in a variety of colors and are made from different metals from real iron base metal to brass and copper. There is another very good option and that is recycled metal tiles which not only add versatility and design to your bathroom or kitchen but are also eco friendly.
The tiles must be tight and correctly aligned. The bottom and top course is then marked using a bevel. Two people may now chalk a line along the length of the valley. This gives a much straighter line than individual measurements. Laying the tiles Contrary to other roofing practices pressed steel tiles are best laid from the ridge down. Lay the under lap into the prevailing wind. This will ensure the maximum wind resistance and stop the roof lifting. The first full top course is laid out and fixed at the head of the tile allowing the subsequent row to be slid underneath the bottom. It is important to even out the tiles to make the best use of the cut ends.