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Tiling Rates Per Square Meter / Per Day – How much do tilers charge? I know this is a hard one to answer. But just as an approximate guide for those searching for how much a tiler costs, and landing on websites such as my builder who seem to be selling tilers for pennies, how much you been...
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Morning all, I like the finish of the window reveal of the attached. My question is, how do you finish the top of the tile trim? Is it a case of a dab of silicone or something to finish off the exposed edge? Many thanks
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Hi all, I'm new here, a hobbyist DIY'er, and try to learn the correct and smart ways to tackle home DIY. Need some help please. I had tiled my bathroom a year ago, it was my first time doing so. Over that year, where the water hits the tiles, the group has started to grey and discolour, like...
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What's the best option for replacing g the plasterboard?
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Thanks for taking your time to read through this and really appreciate the support! So me and my partner recently purchased a 300 year old house with no DPC running underneath the walls. We also reside in an intrinsically humid island so humidity is somewhat of an issue in the house. The entire...
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Hi, a tiler told me that if I put down two layers of hardboard instead of one on the joists, my bathroom floor tiles would not crack. Is it better to put down floor boards? If I do either of these two remedies it seems to me that I would be left with a trip hazard between the bathroom and...
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Hi, a tiler told me that if I lay two layers of hardboard, my floor tiles won't crack. Would laying floorboards be better? But if I do either it seems to me that there would be a trip hazard between the bathroom and passageway. Are there any other solutions?
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Looking at buying a Rubi wet tile saw with a budget of £450 . A local company is selling model du 200 evo 850 for my budget with trade discount. I’ll be cutting porcelain tiles has anyone used this particular model as I can only see it being sold by this company.
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Not long ago I had the existing water damaged downstairs bathroom floor replaced with a whole new chipboard floating floor – this was before considering tiling, so I realise it would have been better to fix the floor but too late now. Having later decided to tile, the tile supplier suggested...
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hi- new member here- We are dealing with a vast expanse of installed kiln-dried terracotta tiles, which are not laid evenly enough, and we wish to take off the high points and smooth the surface. Can someone recommend a method? Would a wet- polisher work? What type of disks could be used? Thanks!
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We are in the process of renovating our 3 bathrooms. One wet room (walk-in shower), one with a bath, and one with a shower tray. They have done the job whilst we were away on holiday and when we returned, two of the bathrooms were tiled and grouted, the third one wasn't grouted so we were able...
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Hello everyone, first time DIY tiler. I bought some ceramic tiles for both bathrooms and a kitchen backsplash in the summer, left them stacked in the garden and have recently brought them indoors to start the job but as expected being outside in sunny England they've been rained on a few times...
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I'm on a job soon where only the wet areas of the bathroom and ensuite walls have been tiled. It's a new build and owners have just got the keys and they want me the rest of the walls tiling. Anyone got a good way of removing trim without removing tile (trims only plastic) Wondering if a sharp...
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I'm thinking of including an electric heating mat under the floor tiles in the upstairs WC. Could you provide advice on thickness and build up? Currently there are floor board fixed to joists. I was going to fix down the joists, lay over a cement board, lay an UFH mat and then tile over the top...
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Can I use mosaics straight onto dittra , ? Can I laytex onto dittra first to make it easier ?
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Hi, just after some advice if anyone can help. I’ve just poured the floor on my extension at 110mm thick using Agilia (calcium based). I am wanting to tile in about 5-6 weeks but after reading a lot on this it has become apparent there will still be moisture in the floor and I should wait for...
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I'm might have ballsed up here... I was planning to patch up a few holes like this one before it gets tiled in just over a week or so (could be less): I had thought to use mortar, but now I'm thinking that might take too long to cure enough for tiling over (more than happy to be...
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My tiled bathroom floor is new but I have moisture seemingly seeping up through the grouting in some places. The affected grouting has taken on an orange colour with crystallised minerals of some kind in it. The floor is wooden floorboards, with some kind of baseboard on top (not sure of the...
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Hi all. I'm doing up a bathroom as a DIY project. Going to tile all the walls, including shower enclosure all the way up to ceiling. Is it necessary to tape all of the plasterboard joints prior to tiling? Was looking at the tape itself from Mapei and comes up around £5 per metre which seems...
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Good morning from this side of the world I have a little concern I will like to share with you all. I know most of the group members have a company of the own others to are working individually and doing really good but there’re a lot of members in the group ( both skilled n unskilled tilers )...
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Hi all. Advice would be appreciated on whether I should use some sort of levelling compound to even out irregular lippage on the existing tiles before I start, or whether I should be okay with back buttering or otherwise increasing/ decreasing the height of adhesive whenever I encounter a...
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Installing tiles 400x600 over an exposed exterior cement screed - it has 20mm fall over 2300mm length away from house (5750mm width) but there might be little pits and bumps of a couple mm or so. Tiling directly on the screed seems risky to say the least outside with temperature fluctuations and...
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Hi tilers We're having a shower bath fitted soon and will be tiling around it. They are all solid walls (one is a solid single skin internal wall, the other two are external cavity walls). They were tiled previously, but all the tiles have now been removed and it's back to plaster ready for...
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Hi all Do any UK stocks do a similar tile trim to this Schluter design? Deco-SG https://www.schluter.co.uk/deco-sg.aspx I've phoned around a few of their stockist in the UK and they all say it has to be ordered specially from Germany which they can't do for a small order. I only need 2 x...
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I just got a new bathroom done through a plumber, who managed the whole process (I had no dealings with the electrician or tiler). I didn't choose the tiles, they were supplied (I chose just chose a tile out of a choice of 3). The tiles were installed on Monday, all adhesive and grouting done on...
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Hi, my name is Eddy, my forum nickname is Dobalganero. I am looking for advice here. I hope I can get help. My son-in-law offered to grout the walls of our bathroom but he did not take the grout off quick enough, he let it rest there for some time and even plastered some around the tiles. Does...
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Hi guys, looking for advice. About to install a limestone floor. 900mm x 600mm x18mm on a 50mm poured screed encapsulating piped inderfloor heating sat on 170mm celotex. Ive struggled to convince the builder that I have to use an antu-cracking mat,(durabase probably) but Im having a real...
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Had a tiler in to tile a living room (12m2). Bought the tiles ourselves. Came home to the job done and noticed slight colour variants in the tiles laid down. Pointed it out to the tiler who said he had noticed the differences in the tiles but the codes on the tiles were the same so he kept...
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ahouls there be a lip on the tile trim or it be flush - a 12mm trim has been used here leaving a lip when perhaps a 10mm should have been used instead?
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Hi, I was advised by my builder to get spanish or turkish tiles for my 100 sq floor. I bought thinking I am getting Turkish porcelain tiles, however I received Indian porcelain tiles instead. My builder is not sure about the Indian tiles for underfloor heating. The Tiles company claims that...
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Hi all, new here and I need some desperate help. Recently got my dad to tile my kitchen backsplash, took a while as it’s was a herringbone style with lots of cuts, but once the tiles were on the wall it looked really good and was worth the extra time and effort. I brought all the adhesive and...
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I tiled my kitchen walls about 10 years ago. I’ve made some changes and want to find matching tiles for new wall. Ceramic gloss, 20 x 20 cm.
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Hi All, I often take some knowledge from these forum but today Im looking for some advice myself. I have a 60mm Black Limestone heart that has some marks I cannot shift. At first I thought its was grout/motar marks from tiling but now im not so sure. (Its not as if theres something stuck on...
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Trimming down kitchen plinths and end panels? Don't do many but have one coming up, usually use masking tape a a saw with high tpi. Any power tools better?
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Hi, had a day off the other day and the painter came in and painted the ceiling, getting some emulsion over the plastered walls where wall meets ceiling. He also half painted a wall I'm tiling before someone told him to stop as it's being tiled! Used black emulsion there. Tiles are ceramic...
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When levelling large floors, say 50 sq.m., do you level it in one go or divide into sections?
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Hi All, Looking for some advice or some creativity to access an internal manhole. Now, its in our kitchen extension, which has been there for around 20 years and has never caused a problem (previously boarded over with cut boards for access) its fully sealed and screwed down etc never had a...
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Hi, got to tile the floor of a small ( 12 ms ) new kitchen extension. The builders put down 18mm OSB3, glued and screwed, it ain’t coming up! Obviously would have liked plywood. What do you recommend as my best option, overboard with hardibacker, 6mm ply, or use a decoupler like Ditra? Any...
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Hi This is my second hopeful advice post this morning. I'm a first timer looking to over-tile my kitchen splashback in 6mm thick 10x30cm ceramic metros (over 10x10cm rough-cut stone-effect (not sure which material)). The other post was about whether to prepare the wall to reduce slippage. This...
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We needed a tiler to lay 46m2 of 800mm tiles to a concrete floor in our new shop. Everyone we tried was not available for a month+, but then through an acquaintance, my partner was told of someone who was available. I had my misgivings as I was wondering why he was available while everyone else...
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Are there any BS standards covering this please I have recently had 3 sides of a shower tiled, each side approx 750mm, tiles are 330 x 250 laid landscape and stacked, the tiler says he has used 2mm spacers, the ceramic tiles are good, square and flat out of the box. We have 2 vertical joints...
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