Mix cement

When mixing cement is crucial, for what this is to be touched. To properly mix cement, there is therefore not one overall, but several different answers. What should be considered when mixing cement can be read below.

Cement and its versatile use

Anyone who talks about mixing cement actually means only colloquially. Because cement is not the final product that is used. Rather, cement is merely a binder. The most important products that are mixed with cement are:

  • concrete
  • Mortar (cement mortar)
  • Plaster (cement plaster)
  • tile glue

Differences cement plaster, cement mortar and concrete

First, the difference between cement plaster, mortar and concrete, where "difference" is wrongly expressed. Rather, the same additives are only mixed in different sizes with cement: water, sand and gravel. However, with mortar, the grain size is limited to a maximum of 4 mm. In addition, other additives can be used, which is most noticeable in cement plaster.

Cement tile adhesive and the features

But even with cement-based tile adhesive it becomes clear that other ingredients can be added. For example, in the case of flexible adhesives, the cement is treated with plastic granules. This gives the cement better flexibility.

In addition, additives can be added which accelerate or slow down the setting. By this vote in the tile adhesives was achieved over the previously used pure cement, inter alia, that the adhesive bed no longer has to be quite so high (deep bed and flatbed).

Mortar and tile adhesives do not necessarily contain cement

At the same time, however, the cited building materials such as tile adhesive or mortar do not necessarily have to be based on cement. For example, there are plaster mortars, lime mortar, clay mortar, etc. In the case of tile adhesives, various other products such as dispersion adhesives or synthetic resin adhesives are also used. But concrete is not the same as concrete. Here you can find out more about cement, concrete and different types of concrete.

Cement is the binder for other building materials

So cement is just a binder, the glue that mixes the other additives, additives and additives. Then the cement binds off. In addition to the concrete mixing ratios, for example, the amount of mixing water used depends again on external influences such as temperature and humidity. In particular, for cement formulations to which very high demands are made, are subject to the various standards and regulations.

Mixing cement for concrete

For conventional use concrete (in-situ concrete), the mixing ratio is approximately 4: 1. The amount of mixing water is about half the amount of cement. However, the grain size of the gravel surcharge ranges from sand to relatively large gravel. The grain size should be calculated so that there is as little cement as possible between the gravel grains in all grain gradations.

Mix cement mortar

For mortar, the mixing ratio is also between 4: 1 and 3: 1, but the grain size is so fine that only sand is used, which does not exceed 4 mm. So if you want to mix cement, you first have to record what the cement should be mixed with.

Tips & Tricks

Cement should not come into contact with water before processing and mixing. Here you can read about how to store cement.

Video Board: How to Mix small amount of Sand Cement Mortar by hand