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UK Tiling Forum is the UK tile forum that opened up to the World in 2020. Find free tiling advice on all things related to wall and floor tiling here at Tilers Forums. Including tiling tools, tile cutters, tile adhesives and grout. And find a tiler right here on the forum for free.

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Please post an introduction message in this forum by clicking HERE. If you'd like to stay anonymous that's okay, click HERE to post a general tiling question to the forum.
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Tiling News and News from Forum Sponsors Tiling News and Tile News Forums. All companies can now get their news out to the forum for free. Paying sponsors have their own forum category to post offers and discounts exclusive to forum members.

Tiling News

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UK Tiling Forum | Tile Advice Forum

UK Tile Advice Forum | General UK Tilers Forum, for all aspects of wall and floor tiling. Tiling advice provided for free on the forum. Along with tile adhesive choice, tiling tool advice, DIY tiling how-to guides, basic aspects of all wall and floor tiling covered, along with technical stuff such as geometric tiling and laying stone tile. UK Tiling
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DIY Tiling Forum | How to tile

Main DIY Tiling Forum How to tile wall and floor, how to tile bathrooms, how to tile kitchen splashbacks, how to find the starting point for tiling. All discussed in this DIY tiling advice forum. Tiling Advice for DIY tilers. UK Tiling Advice Forums.
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Specialist Tiles -Stone, Porcelain, Glass

A dedicated forum to find and provide advice related to complicated and specialist tiling work such as tiling with natural stones and marble, and also tiling with 'thin porcelain tiles' or XL tiles such as PorcelThin tiles. Large format thin porcelain tiles require special tools, special skills, and dedication. Not to mention plenty of insurance and backup should things not go as planned. Post here regarding such tiles.
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Tile Adhesive

Tile Adhesive Advice Forum. Whether buying tile adhesive, or you've already bought it and are looking for the correct tiling adhesive mixing methods, you can find advice in here. Some tile adhesive makes include; Mapei (a sponsor of the forum), Nicobond (a sponsor of the forum), BAL, Ardex, Weber, Larsen, Palace. Representatives of the adhesive manufacturers are all welcome and some do pop in from time to time.
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Tile Cleaning and Restoration Forum

Tile Cleaning and Tile Restoration Forum. Clean up old grout and tiles and save a few pennies in the process.
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Country-Specific Tile Advice Tile Installation Advice Forums for Various Countries. American Tile Advice. Australian Tile Advance. Canadian Tile Advice. And more. USA Tiling Forum, Aus Tiling Forum, Canada Tiling Forum. Covering all tiling aspects.

US Tile Forum

US Tile Forum | A Tile Setters and DIY Tile Installers Forum for those who reside in the United States of America. Whilst most of our forums and categories are suitable for advice globally, there are some locally-related rules, regulations and even laws that might be more suitable if discussed in this USA Tile Forum.
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Canadian Tile Installation Forum

Canadian Tile Installation Forum
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Advice Forum for Australian Tilers

Advice Forum for Australian Tilers
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UK Tile Industry Forums UK Tiling Forum | Access-only private forums for the tile industry. You'll need to get in touch with forum staff to gain access to these areas. UK Tiling Forum for UK Tilers. Tiling Advice for the UK UK Tiling Forum for the UK Tile Industry.

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Tiling Courses

Tiling courses and tiling training forum. Find free advice fast about the many types of tilers courses including college courses for tiling NVQ's, and independent courses for tiling businesses. We tend to find that colleges produce tilers who tile to specification and want employment. But independent courses produce tilers who go self-employed - So they often cover quoting for work, how to deal with customer resolutions (complaints and suchlike), perhaps marketing related information. Business presentation and marketing is touched on by independent courses too.
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Tile Materials and Tiling Tools Discuss Tiling Tools and Tile Adhesive and Grouts in this tiling advice forum. Free tiling advice and discussion. UK Tiling Forum for Tiling tool suppliers, discounted tiling tools, Rubi tools, Karl Dahm, Sigma Tile Cutters, Big Clinker Cutters, and more. Free tiling advice and discounted tools.

Tile Cutter Advice

Tile Cutter Advice Forum for all those seeking tiling cutter advice. Including rubi tile cutter advice, sigma tiling cutters advice. Also find out Which Tile Cutter is Best Thread
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Tiling Tools

Tiling Tools Forum for all tool related discussions. Find the best tiling tool suppliers, and the quickest tile cutters for all tile types. Some tool brands include Rubi, Sigma, Vitrex, Big Clinker, Plasplugs, Fein. Most do tiling tools including tile cutters. Find advice, guides, how-to material, videos, chat and discussion all in one place @ TilersForums.com
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Tanking and Wetrooms Forum

Discuss waterproofing and all aspects of both wall and floor tiling when tanking and creating a wetroom in this tanking and wet-room advice forum.
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Tiling over Electric Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating Forum for all discussion related to both water underfloor heating systems and electric underfloor heating systems. If you'r'e fitting wet underfloor heating then please take a look at our Plumbing Forum. If you're fitting electric underfloor heating, please take a look at our Electrical Forum for added help and support.
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Tiling Jobs | Tilers Forums Jobs Area Tiling Jobs - Tilers Looking for Tiling Work - Tilers looking for work, or homeowners / contractors looking for tilers. This is the area you'll be able to connect to each other at no cost to either party. UK Tiling Forum, Tile Advice, Tiling Advice, Tiling Courses.

Find a Tiler - Find Trusted Tilers

TilersForums.com has the most professional wall and floor tilers in the UK. Over 6 thousand members on the forum, nearly all wall and floor tilers. If you're looking for a tile fixer in the UK, then this is the place you need to be looking.
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Tilers Looking for Work - Post Details Here

If any tilers are looking for work please post your qualifications, how long you've been trading for, and the type of work you're looking for here.
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Tiling Work | Tiling Jobs - Tilers Required

Tiling Jobs for wall and floor tilers in the UK. Find a tiler, find local tilers, find trusted tilers. View their feedback and reviews. Find tilers profiles listing tiling jobs they've done. Tiling jobs for professional wall and floor tilers.

As a forum member you can CLICK HERE to get alerted when new jobs get posted to the forum in this area. Please private message the person with the tiling work rather than replying publicly to the thread. Thanks.
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Tilers Forums Resource Area General resources for tilers. Both UK and Overseas Tiling Forum. You'll find some downloadable stuff, some calendar dates to save, some other advice and help. You can also submit your own tiling guides and downloads here. Manufacturers and distributors are all welcome to add their own how-to guides or downloadable leaflets here.

Find a Tiler | Tilers Directory | Tiling Jobs

Find professional wall and floor tile fixers via the forum. You can post a tiling job and allow tilers to reply to you via the forum messaging system, or search the tilers directory for a local tiler. Tilers: you guys and gals need to check this area for local work periodically.
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For-sale and Wanted Forum

Our Tiling Forum 'For Sale and Wanted' forum category. You need to have posted to the forum before posting new items for sale in this forum category.
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Tile Buying | Tile Choice: Which tiles are good?

Tile Buying | Tile Choice - What really IS a good tile? Find help choosing your tiles, and tile supplier. Use the 6,500 professional tile fixers we have on the forum to help you make the right choice for your bathroom, kitchen, shower, wetrooms, floors or walls. :)
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UK Tiling Forum Community Forums TilersForums.com / Tilers Forums community forums. Find things for sale, chat forums, the welcome area (for introduction threads), and other community-orientated forum categories. UK Tiling Forum, Tiling Courses, Tile Advice, Professional Tiling Forum, DIY Tile Forums. Courses for Tiling. Checkout the tiling advice forums for free on TilersForums.com.

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General Chat Forum | Tilers Talk

General off-topic chat forum. Discuss news, sports, politics, holidays, jokes, whatever. Everything goes. Though please remember this is a publicly-viewable forum category so we don't allow rude or offensive jokes, or swearing etc. Tilers Talk.
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Tilers Forum Updates and Feedback. Any tiling forum updates get posted to this forum.
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Tiling News | UK Tiling News - News From Tilers For Tilers

uHeat Sponsorship of Forums Gets Renewed Once Again

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uHeat and TilersForums.com go Way Back - And Continue to Partner-up to Bring You Savings on Electric and Water Underfloor Heating​

Quite some time ago the founder of TilersForums.com ran a tiling training centre in Staffordshire, and sold electric underfloor heating there, mainly to the course delegates once leaving the courses. A split of the company occurred and Dan took the underfloor heating side, and left the tiling courses behind.

As electric underfloor heating was still new, it was early noughties and tiling to wood was only carried out by the daring and experienced, electric under tiles?! - People were unsure. The couple of big brands that were in the tile sheds were charging a fortune retail, and giving no incentives to the tilers to encourage it being installed in customers homes.

Some websites were being built and optimised for the sales of electric underfloor heating online, and Dan was one of them. A chance to actually compete with the likes of B&Q and Topps Tiles in the search engines - awesome.

Just needed to make sure the product was of high quality, and of a good price, and Elektra underfloor heating (already a big brand in Poland) was coming into the country via Felixstowe docks and was being sold by Peter Richardson, a partner in an already established electrical engineering company that had been around for decades.

A gentleman's handshake was done and right there and then, after a long drive from Staffordshire to Felixstowe for dinner, then back again for supper, the partnership that is still strong to this very day was born.

We now know these websites and brands as TilersForums.com, the UK's Tile Advice Forum. And uHeat.co.uk, The UK's Underfloor Heating Specialist.

We have a couple of uHeat staff on the forum, one being @Uheat - Jacob who will be taking the reins on the forums so please do contact him directly via the forum or their website. Checkout the dedicated underfloor heating forum here if you have general questions about electric underfloor heating and the forum members will chip in with the advice along with uHeat staff as and when they're around.

A massive thanks from me on behalf of the forums for being our sponsor. You've helped keep this forum free to use for tens of thousands of people over the last 16 years.

Bedrock Tiles are the First Tiling Company to Become Carbon Neutral

Bedrock Tiles are the First Tiling Company to Become Carbon Neutral

Bedrock Tiles are proud to announce some seriously climate, complimenting news that we have achieved a status of becoming the first company in the UK tiling industry to be certified as Carbon Neutral. During the week of COP26 in Glasgow, this couldn’t have been completed at a better time than now, especially whilst we have everyone’s attention focused on sustainability.

The process for becoming certified is quite intense, thorough and not for the weak hearted! It took us three months to collate and present all the data to the auditing company for scopes 1, 2 and 3. It then took a further 3 weeks for that data to be analysed and reported back to us.

It has been calculated that Bedrock Tiles omit 52 tonnes of Carbon whilst conducting our operational tile supplying activities over the course of, a year. There are a few methods to opt into in respect to making the offsetting choices, offsetting choices could be to request your contribution payment is invested in large scale hydro, turbine, forestation or solar projects. Bedrock chose to send their contribution to hydro and forestation projects.

The certification is an annual requirement and Bedrock have now incorporated it into the operational procedures along with factoring the costs into our budgets. We cannot wait to continue the good work that we’ve started next year and into the future.

Bedrock can always help you find perfect sustainable tiles, at our award-winning showroom in Northampton or simply offer you some sound advice on tiles for your projects if you need it, please feel free to get in touch with the knowledge that all deliveries made by Bedrock are now carbon neutral.

Service options: In-store shopping · Curbside pickup · Delivery
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Uheat Joke Friday - Happy Friday Everyone!

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BAL External Tiling Range

I received an email about BAL External tile adhesive and grout this morning and thought I'd post it to our tiling news area of the forum because there isn't much actual tiling news in here. But if you're looking for workwear you're on a winner. :D :D (no offence to our awesome sponsor @BulkWorkwear - it's just this area isn't getting much tile stuff posted to it and that's my bad I guess)

BAL External Tiling with BAL Adhesive and Grout​


BAL’s new simple range provides a familiar system for the most-common process of installing external pavers and tiles.

Using the market-leading performance and quality standards, the new external range from BAL provides improved installation performance for the two predominant system build-ups in the UK on Type 1 MOT and Concrete.

BAL's new range includes 4 new products, specifically designed for fail-free external installations.


BAL External Tiling

BAL Priming Slurry Bond for BAL External Tiling -
a flexible slurry priming coat for bonding external pavers and tiles.
  • Fast and simple to use – only requires mixing with water
  • Provides excellent bonding strength between base and pavers or tiles
  • Excellent coverage of 8m2 at 2mm thickness
  • Brush, roll or trowel on
  • Fully compliant with BS 7533
BAL Bedding Mortar for BAL External Tiling - A pre-blended mix of cement and graded fillers to provide a semi-dry mortar bed
  • Simple to use, just add water and mix in a force action mixer
  • Can be laid from 10mm for concrete, or 25mm for Type 1 MOT, to 100mm in a single application
  • Gives more than 1 hour working time
  • Walkable in 12 hours n Freeze/thaw resistant and conforms to BS 7533 requirement
BAL Terrace Grout for BAL External Tiling - Provide the perfect finish with this high performance flexible joint compound for pavers and tiles
  • Super smooth and hard-wearing finish
  • Mixes quickly on-site with water
  • Exceptional bond strength and flexibility
  • Joint widths up to 15mm
  • Available in 4 key colours – beige, light grey, dark grey, charcoal
  • Frost and heat resistant n Conforms to EN 13888
BAL External Tiling | BAL Adhesives and Grout

BAL Level Out for External Tiling with BAL Adhesive and Grout

When fixing onto concrete which is in a good condition for tiling, but may need smoothing out, BAL is launching new BAL Level Out, a fast-setting one-part external levelling compound for smoothing rough or impact damaged concrete.

Download the BAL External Tiling leaflet for free by clicking here

There's a brilliant YT Live video where David Rowley, the Grand Master of Tiling and Adhesives, explains in great detail every aspect of the range and there are a few demonstrations by the looks of it. At 45 minutes long I must admit I haven't found time to watch it on this sunny Monday morning. But I'm sure it's top notch.


There will be a few posts related to this on our Tile News blog. Our sponsors Mapei tile adhesives also have levelling systems, adhesives and grout to cater for external tiling.

Please reply in the comments with which tile adhesive and grout you use when tiling externally. Not the time of year for it, but at one point over the last 18 months it might have been the only tiling we would have been doing due to lockdown restrictions!

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UK Tiling Forum is Now International

Tilers Forums, the UK Tiling Forum for all Wall and Floor Tilers

Here you can find tiling advice on all things wall and floor tiling. Including information about the best tiling courses using our A-Z of tiling course companies from across the UK. We also provide a list of tiling tool suppliers that you can buy online so avoid needing to go anywhere.

We're also knocking up a few external websites for our awesome tiling forum here. We started out as a UK tiling forumbut we're now an international tiling forum and have a fair few overseas members, as well as around 11% of traffic coming from outside the UK. Our plumbing advice and electrical advice forums are still booming too.
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