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Thanks for the welcome. I have a problem with cracked grout in our en-suite shower, which is within the dormer of a chalet style bungalow, so a timber wall construction. Shower area has hardiebacker board fixed through 50mm overdrawn Celotex using turbo gold screws. 10mm porcelain tiles fixed...
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Hello all! This is my first post on this forum, and I just want to spread the good word that we have highly reviewed hands on training courses and eLearning courses available at www.thestoneandtileschool.com. I am an instructor here and we only 5 students per class. Classes are usually given...
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Hi All Used to be a forum member some years ago but took a sabbatical for health reasons. Now back doing a few jobs part time! Never been so busy 😂 Best wishes to all Pete Taylor
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Hi, have fitted bath across end of bathroom, with 270mm surface at each end, see photo’s attached. Intending to tile across full length side panel, but wanting to allow access to bath waste (central) and hot and cold water feed isolators (left). Have installed panel timbers with centres...
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Delighted to find this Tilers’ forum. Have previously used the Plumbers’ forum which has been very helpful. I took on tiling the en-suite in our extension a couple of years back. Didn’t start well: didn’t know the significance of having selected porcelain tiles until I tried to make the first...
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Good morning, I've used this site a number of times for tiling info and have always found it really useful, but this time I wanted to post a question before I start a tiling job. I am about to start work on our en-suite shower. I need to remove the old tiles and (no idea what is under there i'm...
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Bathroom fitter says this is the correct way to lay tiles and nothing in the rule book says he can’t dot and dabb
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just a confused & concerned homeowner hoping to have my mind put at rest...Thank you.
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Hello everyone ! I am 42 and have been a tiler since 18 , working with alot of larger tiling contractors and also over 10 years as a victorian tiler !I had a car crash in 2018 , and now cannot work as have compressed nerves in my neck , stopping me from fixing as a tiler , I have alot of...
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Hi Long time lurker first time poster.\ Recently moved to a new area so kinda starting again building up clients ect but the works coming in steady so i,m not complaining. My main issue is i,ve always had a Topps Tiles close to me and used them for Bal products but now i,ve got the choice of...
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Hi I am new on here and I am going to tile over tile in my shower and was wondering if I can use Mapai primer g to give my old tiles a base primer before waterproofing? thanks steve
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Hi Everyone New to the forum, been tiling for about 14 years and do the occassional bathroom refit. Trigger
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Hello. Long time no see I have been registered as Hugo I think but the e mail wasn't recognised so here I am again. I've not done a huge amount in the way of tiling but have volunteered to to a bathroom to help a customer out, inly to find they want to use marble tiles. If anyone is South...
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Retired homeowner and wanna be handyman. I'm currently rebuilding a 3'X5' shower in my little 44 year old home. After 2 months I finally have some mosaic floor tile down, grouting today. I now have a great respect for persons that install showers for a living. May be lots of questions before the...
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Hello. I am trying to find Ceramiche Guocera white wall tiles 25cm x 20cm x 6mm. Can anyone suggest a supplier, ideally Glasgow area
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Hello everyone just completed a short course and would like to get into tiling and away from plumbing i would like your advice on what cutting blade to buy for a 4 inch grinder to cut both porcelain and ceramic tiles or would it be better to have two different type blades so much to take in...
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Hi I am a diy tiler and have joined this forum hoping that I might find some discontinued wickes tiles so that I can complete my floor.The tiles are called Arden oak and are light oak in colour, 150x600 mm and I'm short of about 5 tiles, can anybody help please ?
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Hi All, I am a new member to this forum and hopefully someone out there can help me with my request! I need to purchase some Azuvi Dibelgio Mare (600 x 300) ceramic floor tiles to replace existing. Having viewed several websites I understand the Azuvi as a company in Spain went into...
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So this if my fourth day on my tiling course and also my first assignment. Please feel free to comment and tell me what you think. Finishing the grouting on the small black tiles. Assessment KITCHEN.
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Hello and good evening. My name is Luke im currently doing a short diploma level two in floor and wall tiling, and thought i would share my journey. Please feel free to tell me what ive done wrong or doing right. My first timw ever laying a tile.
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I started a job I got through a kitchen company and after an initial quote to work before the kitchen was fitted. On arrival the client had purchased a 10 x 8 bathroom tile for the wall and a low gradeceramic tile for the floor. I began the work on a wednesday afternoon, after not being able to...
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Can anyone recommend the best brick acid to use to remove efflorescence and stain8ng on exterior porcelain patio paving tiles?
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Hi all, I just wanted to introduce myself to the forum, I’m Ryan and I came back off the UK Pro Tiling course in Hartlepool last week and am looking to start up on my own. I would like to get some experience while the work comes in and thought I’d ask if anyone would like a hand or mind if I...
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Hi, our forum runs on passion. And we hope you're here to join in. Please leave your tiling questions for the main forums. But post a quick introduction about why you're here, where you found us, whether you're pro or DIY, what kind of job you've got on, that kind of thing. Expect the tilers...
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Hi, l'm a new member Uk. My Ferm 550 (dont laugh) wet cutter blade seems angled (to the right ) in the bed, so cutting with the guide means the waste part of tile gets 'squeezed 'against the guide and blade so becomes impossible to push through so l finish up having to turn workpeice round or do...
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Hi there, Have bought a house with these tiles and think they are about 10-12 years old, would love to get more of them to extend room, any ideas? Thanks
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Hi, Looking for tilers in the south east, mainly Sussex, Kent, Brighton and Sevenoaks. If anyone is looking for work please get in touch!
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I'm looking for some advice. About five years ago I had porcelain paving tiles laid on my patio and the installer used white porcelain grout. It is now starting to show gaps and I'm looking for some advice on the best rated white easy grout for exterior porcelain tiles to refurbish or should I...
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Hi everyone , been out of the trade for a while and started back up in business again .
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So here I am. Giving tiling a go. Complete novice. Bought all the tools so it would probably have been cheaper to hire someone at this point. But hopefully it's a warm up for bigger things. Thought I'd start with a small area around a sink and counter top in my utility area. At least if this...
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Hi all Some advice needed please. I'm doing a renovation and now it needs tiling. I've tried to get a tiler but cant get one in the time frame i need, as time is running out and i need to move in by the end of April, i'm going to have to do the job myself. The floor is 60mm anhydrite screed...
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Hi, Thinking of moving out to Spain, would appreciate any input on ways to get work out there......
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to all can anyone tell me if its ok to tile over hardwall plaster which is going to be wher the new shower will be .the area is about 2.5 high and 600 wide .should i just hack it off and sand and cement it. or am i just being paranoid. cheers
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Hello everybody. Yet another DIYer here, about to take on a 18m2 bathroom wall tiling job in my own home, with virtually no tiling experience. What could go wrong! Steve
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Hi Im trying to source a tile anywhere in the country its manfactured by a polish company Opoczno and is a metalic silver textured 30x60 tile Can anyone help
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I had found a lovely spacia contour amtico floor (earthern) but my builder asked me to tread on the sample wearing a stiletto heel, it left an indentation, which kind of went away (mostly).:yikes: He has never fitted this type of floor and it left me doubtful that it would be suitable in my...
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Hello. My name is Ken Fairest. I'm a tiler in Whakatane,New Zealand. I enjoy looking at what other tilers are doing around the world and learning of any new products and procedures etc. I have already picked up a few tips. We here in NZ are quite a bit behind what is happening out there so...
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I am desperately looking for a box or two of CANAKKALE SERAMIK MAS-4925 Virginia Noce tiles...........(size 20x25) Can anyone help please? Regards Pete Berry (Gloucester)
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