Partition walls in the YTONG System

Ytong partitionsWe start construction with the precise location of the wall in relation to other walls, floor and ceiling.

It is most convenient to draw all contact lines with a soft pencil (photo. 1).

Put a leveling layer made of cement mortar on the marked line of the wall, which has a thickness 1-2 cm (photo. 2). Rub its upper surface smoothly with a plastering trowel, along the stretched masonry cord.

Place YTONG tiles on the leveling layer – directly, without gluing with mortar (photo. 3). It may be, that last tile, on the opposite side wall, you will need to trim. We use a special saw blade with teeth provided with carbide tips.

To obtain an even and perpendicular cutting line, we can use an angular guide (photo. 4). After the first layer has been built, prepare the upper surfaces of the tiles for the application of a layer of YTONG masonry mortar.

We plan them with a special board, carefully aligning the plane (photo. 5). Before applying the mortar, thoroughly sweep the entire surface, to remove the resulting dust.
On such a prepared surface, use a YTONG notched trowel to spread the mortar.

We leave a gap of at least width between the first tile and the side wall 1 cm. When finishing, this gap will be squeezed with polyurethane foam, which will bind the tiles to the sidewall material.

By arranging the tiles in successive layers, we must remember the basic principle of masonry, that is, about tying the elements ( photo. 6).

We need to connect the added partition wall with the side wall. The connection is made by means of stainless steel rods, which we insert with one end into a hole drilled in the outer wall. The other end of the bar should be placed in the groove on the upper surface of the plate (photo. 7).

After the masonry is finished, fill the gaps left at the side walls and the ceiling with polyurethane assembly foam (photo. 8).

We finish the partition wall according to our preferences. After smoothing the surface with a sanding board, we can stick ceramic tiles directly on the wall (photo. 9).

In general, however, partition walls are covered with thin-layer plasters (photo. 10). They create a smooth surface, both for laying thin wallpapers, as well as painting with emulsion or acrylic paints.