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    DIY Terracotta tiles

    I've got a wooden floor OSB but fairly stable and rigid to which I want to lay terracotta tiles (French and unglazed). Can anyone recommend the best adhesive to use? Been told adhesive with high latex content is best but would appreciate knowing manufacturer and product to order.
  2. J

    Tiling walls and floor, which adhesive and grout?

    We've got as far as stripping out the bathroom in our new (to us) bungalow dug up floor, laid new pipework and electrics etc. now about to start the job of putting it back together! I'd really appreciate some recommendation for adhesive and grout and any other suggestions. Floor is concrete...
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    Which tile adhesive to use with Schluter Ditra

    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 research online they say it is important to use unmodified mortar. I live in Dublin Ireland. Any advice...
  4. R

    Bs standard for maximum adhesive bed for ceramic wall tiles in domestic bathroom

    Does anyone know if there is a code of practice defining the maximum thickness of a standard set tile adhesive for a ceramic wall tile?
  5. Lou

    Which Tile Adhesive Have You Used Most in 2019?

    As it says on the tin, please cast your votes below :)
  6. Y

    Adhesive tensile bond/pull off strength of tile adhesive and size of tile

    Hello everyone, I would like to know how to decide which tile adhesive based on its tensile bond/pull off strength corresponds to which size of tile. For example, if I would like to install 30*60cm wall tile, tensile bond/pull off strength of tile adhesive needs to be higher than kgf/cm^2 at...
  7. A

    Adhesive Best Flexible Adhesive?

    Hi, can anyone help me select the correct adhesive for an external tiling job? I am tiling an external terrace with a wooden substructure. Above the wooden sub-structure I plan to fit a waterproof moveable membrane (Ditra) , and tile over that. It will be important for there to be minimum risk...
  8. R

    Water UFH Which adhesive would you use do I need an S1 adhesive?

    Hi I am renovating my house here in Italy, in the spring I took up the existing floor screed on the first floor and have installed a wet UFH system. This was screeded using a self-levelling cementitious product from Fassa Bortolo called SA500. The screed was laid on the 23rd May to a thickness...
  9. Bopster

    Adhesive Choice of adhesive on akw triform

    Hi guys, got a job next month where customer has a new extension and is supplying akw triform and membrane with linear drain. Walls are new MR plasterboard Bare no plaster tanked with mapei Tiles are 30x60 porcelain Which would be your adhesive of choice for floor and wall I’m trying to...
  10. G

    Adhesive for Sheet Metal

    I am installing ditra over OSB board and there is a floor vent in the one wall inside the bathroom. The sheet metal is folded out and there is about 2-3 inches of the sheet metal that stick out onto the floor from under the baseboard. The Ditra will go over the sheet metal and I wanted to know...
  11. Stuart Retter

    20mm Thick external porcelain, best adhesives and expansion joints

    Im about to embark on an external 20mm thick porcelain project 600x900's , I plan to use Bio gel no limits for laying has anyone used this before pros / cons I also plan to brace the expansion joints in the screed with a strip of uncoupling membrane to act as a movement joint, thoughts ? TIA
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    DIY Adhesive advice for DIY porch tiling with ceramic tiles

    I'm looking at laying some large ceramic tiles, on top of Arditex NA SLC in my front porch. There seems to be a whole raft of stuff out there such as pre mixed, rapid set etc and I'm not sure what's best for my specific application. Any advice welcome. Thanks
  13. G

    Single suitable adhesive for wall & floor with nomoreply, jackoboard & new plaster?

    I'm about to tile my bathroom with 60x60 9mm porcelain on the floor and 30x60 9mm porcelain on the walls:- Floor is 22mm NoMorePly to be primed with NMP primer. Shower area is Jackoboard with joints taped with Jackoboard sealing tape and to be waterproofed with Mapei Aquadefense Walls are...
  14. Lou

    BAL Global Ceramic Tiling Ltd - Tilers in Hampshire

    Lou submitted a new resource: Global Ceramic Tiling Ltd - Tilers in Hampshire - Hampshire Tilers - Global Ceramic Tiling Ltd Read more about this resource...
  15. Dan

    Is your tile adhesive coverage better than his?

    Just found this video and wondered if your tile coverage is better than his? 1568309703 And then there's this guy. Who is using lash clips. I thought they helped get a more even coverage by pulling the tiles together. Did he need more water in his mix so it became a bit smoother? I know...
  16. R

    Can you lay hardibacker on top of 9mm ply

    Hi, we are getting our kitchen re-done and having the floor tiled. The previous owner has put 9mm ply down and used a vinyl over the top, however he’s plyed underneath the cabinets. A few tilers have mentioned about using hardie backer but some have suggested ripping out the ply underneath. As...
  17. Phatmatt

    Best adhesive and grout for glass mosaic tiles

    Hi all, just had a new bath fitted. Took out the old one and had to remove one course of tiles around the bath as the new bath was taller. (see picture attached). I am going to tile the 150mm gap with these glass mosaic tiles Botella Indian Peacock Mosaic Tile | Topps Tiles -...
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    Mapei Mapei Keraquick S1 Adheasive (20kg) - free if you meet me in Letchworth

    Got one, unopened bag of Mapei Keraquick S1 Grey Tile Adheasive going spare in my garage. Happy to let it go for free. Will have to collect or meet up somewhere to hand it over as shipping on 20kg will be loads! Stored in dry, garage since buying new a few months ago. Based near Letchworth...
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