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Let us know which brand of tiles adhesive you use. And the price per bag trade if possible. Let's see if there's is a disparity across the country.
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Hi folks I'm getting limestone cladding applied to an external wall and I need to make a choice on adhesive. The company supplying the cladding suggest Ardex X7G Plus. The guy doing the work...
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Last year when tiling bathroom I used mapei ultracolor plus limestone (the one which has all the bells and whistles written on packaging) , it wasn't the nicest to work with,was patchy/had colour...
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Hello, We had a tiler come round to tile our bathroom before a plumber comes to fit a new suite. The tiler retiled the floor a week ago and some of the floor tiles are clearly moving and still...
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Hi Everyone, I’m a new DIY tiler looking to do my bathroom and downstairs toilet. The amount of adhesives and grouts out there is a little overwhelming and confusing for us newbies so was hoping...
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Hi, I'm wanting to tile over kitchen floor tiles, tiles are soundly stuck down. Main issue is they're smooth and shiny. Cannot be arsed to grind them. What's the best primer before laying over...
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Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice. I had my bathroom refitted about 18 months ago and the grout appears to be failing in the shower area (impey shower tray underneath). I’ve let it dry out...
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Happy Christmas to everyone and I hope 2019 is a very successful year for all. I'm looking for a bit of help with Ardex Grout from anyone who has used it or better still, uses it frequently. I've...
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Hi, I'm planning to tile our bathroom with white metro tiles/black grout but I don't know what size spacer to use. 2 or 3 mm. I like the look of this - does anyone know what the spacing is? Tile...
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If using grey adhesive, can that dark colour bleed into grout or stain pale tiles from below? I have come across mention of it on here, but seemed a nebulous concept. Tried to search about and...
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Hello everyone, I'm about to lay some antique 6"x6"x 0.5" ceramic tiles, all clean and dry, onto a very solid bare (untreated) timber boarded living room floor with no damp or water supply of any...
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Evening, I've got some 50mm cement faced UFH insulation to stick down and was going to use Mapeker rapid set as I've got a few bags but have noticed that the max bed depth is 5mm in some areas I...
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I am planning to put down ceramic tiles on the garage floor (concrete slab), but want to insulate the floor first using 20 mm Marmox multi-board. What type of adhesive should I use for the tiles...
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I've quoted for a job 35 metres polished porcelain using TileMaster Ultimate onto a newly screeded Orangery. The customer has since come back saying Topps will give them a substantial discount on...
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Hi guys, I'm a homeowner and a DIY enthusiast. I have two small areas to tile. A front hall and a pantry area. Ceramic tiles (small) and using Ditra matt. Both areas are over concrete. From my...
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Hello, I assumed I could tile onto marine plywood and my tiles fell off ... I'm tiling on a wall behind a wall-hung toilet using 25x50cm tiles. I scraped off as much adhesive as I could, but...
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I've been tiling for 10years but never tiled outside. I have to tile Victorian style porcelain onto a sound concrete base. Perfectly flat/level. I was going to use Mapai Keraquick mixed with...
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I have removed the finish on two full walls leaving a sand / cement render. I now plan to fix the tiles with a cement-based adhesive on these two walls. On a third wall I will only be tiling two...
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I purchased some tiles on the 13th August from Topps Tiles in London, I wont say which one. But the tile came all different batches, the tiler then fixed them I understand that this is accepted at...
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Just seen Rocatex on uHeat.co.uk and thought hmmm that's a new one on me. Anybody used it yet? ROCATEX C2FT S1 RAPID FLEX GREY ADHESIVE - 20KG Grey rapid set flexible adhesive for natural...
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Afternoon all, hope you are all having a good weekend. I am going to be tiling the splashback in the kitchen this week, which is my first attempt at tiling. The walls are plasterboard with...
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Hello everyone, I have redone the tiles (porcelain ones) in the kitchen. The grout used, BAL Micromax3 Eco, has turned out to be quite lighter than the sample in store, creating an unwanted...
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I've got an AKW Tuff form shower tray with a waste that is 10mm above the tray when fully screwed in. The Tiler laid my 5mm hex mosaic tiles on a 2mm bed, so obvs wasn't going to drain. I took...
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Hi, I am planning on tiling my concrete garage floor with porcelain tiles. The concrete was laid down several years ago by a previous owner, and it looks like it was also polished and sealed -...
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Does anyone have much experience of working with Palace Heat Resist Adhesive? I'm just about to tile a fireplace with it for a log burner but I've noticed that on the tub it says it will 'take up...
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Hey All, Last week, contractor installed wall and floor tiles and am now seeing pitting/holes/crumbling grout. They used Laticrete SPECTRALOCK® 1 Pre-Mixed Grout on both wall/floor. 1. Is this...
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I was searching for epoxy grouts for my shower room. They advertise that this epoxy grout is easier to use. Anyone got any experience with it and want to share their thoughts? Thanks.
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I have recently laid around 30msq of porcelain floor tiles in our kitchen. The tiles have been down a few days and are absolutely rock solid. When clearing away the rubbish I’ve noticed that the...
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Hi All, I am wondering if someone would be able to help me out/explain something. We had a patio laid back in Feb/March time by the building firm doing our extension, onto a new concrete base...
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Hi, I‘ve just finished tiling the majority of my garden path. Base is concrete, and tiles are porcelain. I’ve just got to the end of my bag of Mapei flexible rapid set tile adhesive (powdered)...
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The saga of my hollow floor 50sqm continues. All tiles now lifted but there is adhesive around the edges of most tiles (800x800) and a small amount on the back. Whats the best method of cleaning...
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