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  1. guediver

    Grooved dry screed boards

    Good afternoon, Does anyone have experience of using grooved dry screed boards? (Bonus points if on suspended floor) There seems to be a few brands/products about (ThermRite, Profix, ProWarm), but I can’t see anyone talking about actually using them (literally zero mentions across various...
  2. D

    Best option for fixing backer boards to masonry wall

    I'm redoing our bathroom and looking for some advice on tiling backer boards in relation to the external masonry walls. We're going to get a tiler in to do the actual tiling but I'm not sure how to prepare the walls. We have two internal 'paramount' walls (a separate headache for another day)...
  3. S

    Should i use ditra mat over polypipe plus overlay boards?

    Hi. Need some advice. I've laid down polypipe plus overlay boards in my house. My tiler says we should place a ditra mat before laying tiles. However, polypipe say we should NOT use a ditra mat as it will prevent the tile adhesive from curing. Dont know what to do. Any advice from tilers /...
  4. IHTRIQ

    Priming backer boards

    Hi everyone, I have recenly undertaken the task of renovating my bathroom and am at the stage where the walls in the wet area are cladded with abacus elements tile backer board, the joints sealed with the tape and compoud that comes in the kit. my query is, since the boards are coated with a...
  5. B

    Tiling on wood boards

    Good evening all, After a weekend tiling I kitchen I figured out this morning the tile adhesive do not attach to the floor as you can see on the pictures. A nightmare. Not sure what type of wood floor this is, see picture attached. Here is the process I followed: Priming. I used the BAL BOND...
  6. G

    Installing Tile Backer Boards on Walls Outside in British Weather

    Hi Everyone thanks for having me on the this forum ill try not to break any rules. I am diyer these days but have 15+ years (in my past life) in the plastering and drylining trades. I have had to carry out extensive works in my garden this summer to install drainage to carry water away from a...
  7. Kilo

    Cement vs foam core boards

    Hi, I'm about to redo an en-suite after taking it back to the stud. I have been doing a little reading on backer boards (but clearly not enough to be sure what to use!) I have gyp-frame 40 cm studs and an external block wall that needs dot and dab. I guess a lot of people rate Hardie backer...
  8. Oakamoor

    Using flexible upstand - which side do boards go?

    I'm using a flat-topped resin shower tray, the instructions say to use a flexible adhesive upstand so I have bought a classi-seal one. Backer boards are wedi, I'm attaching to brick wall using metal dowels after dot and dabbing onto the brick. What I'm not quite sure on is how far to run the...
  9. D

    Can I lay STS backer boards over 6mm plywood?

    Hi everyone. DIYer here looking for some advice. Am tiling a bathroom floor and currently there is existing 6mm plywood well screwed into the floorboards. The floor itself (2.2m x 2.3m) is solid and there is no give in it. However, after reading through these forums, I am aware that I...
  10. O

    Decouple / backer boards

    So I have successfully done tiling before, but not over old floorboards on an upper floor. There are two areas and two bathrooms to do. One is new build and has standard new board flooring, the other has thin wooden T&G boards. Previously on new large board floors I used No More Ply, but one...
  11. F

    Can you backer board over standard toungue and groove floor boards?

    Hi all, please bare with me as I am a plasterer by trade but quite handy round the house. I want to tile my hallway with some new slick white tiles and follow straight through into the kitchen. Now I have done this many years ago at my old place with ply wood base but have never used these...
  12. Landshark

    Thoughts on insulated backer boards?

    Hi All, First time post here after reading about lots of different options for my kitchen floor refurb. I want to add electric underfloor heating in the kitchen, but as it's a 70s uninsulated concrete slab I don't want to spending lots of cash to heat up the worms. I'm tending towards...
  13. L

    Floor tiles on EPS underfloor boards - some questions

    Hi All I'm planning the tiling of our kitchen floor with 600x600 rectified 9mm thick porcelain tiles onto retrofit underfloor boards made of high density EPS/polystyrene with an aluminium foil top surface (Wundatherm Premium+). According to the manufacturer, tiles can be laid directly on these...
  14. A

    Tilling over different floors (membrane/cement boards) + other questions...

    I need to tile over a concrete floor on ground level (Utility & WC) and a first-floor timber floorboard floor (bathroom). I've bought some 144mm x 895mm wood effect tiles for all three rooms. I also have some Schluter DITRA 25 Uncoupling Membrane which I'm planning to fit directly on the...
  15. D

    Self Levelling Compound Has Hairline Cracks After Walking Over It. 20mm Insulation Boards Underneath - Too Much Flex?

    Hi everyone, Hope to get some help and advice please. I have laid down 8mm of self levelling compound on a concrete floor after priming it so it was a good level to work off (I also included an 8mm expansion joint around the perimeter) (Conservatory is 15 years old and area of 14 m2). I then...
  16. I

    Ultra Tile Backer Boards?? Similar to marmox

    Now back to bare house brick and they not level, tiling a bathroom, shower over bath, was planning on using Marmox boards 12.5mm but tiling centre said Ultra tile backer boards same principle but cheaper, and have them in stock, Was planning on dot dabbing marmox boards with flexible cement...
  17. N

    Backing boards

    Please help - I am tiling my bathroom and have read I need to put Harvey backer cement boards on (round the shower) and then moisture resistance board round the rest of the bathroom - do you agree - if so where do you guys buy the water resistance board from? Or.... would you tank it?
  18. I

    Marmox boards and there taping

    Looking at getting some 12mm marmox tile backer boards, have a shower over bath, removed old tiles and old plaster and now back to bare house brick, the marmox boards seem light, but the tape marmox seems very expensive , I’m planning on waterproofing with Maori aquadefense think it’s called...
  19. B

    Tilemaster therma boards?

    Im wanting to lay underfloor heating mesh and then tile in a bathroom. Currently there are old rank floorboards. Ive had a look around and ive found this insulated board from tilemaster: https://www.screedgiant.co.uk/product/tilemaster-adhesives-delta-board-thermal-construction-board-6mm/ Is...
  20. I

    Tile backer boards needing tanked and makes of boards

    Trying to Get bathroom re tiled, had conflicting advice from a few tilers, I’m a total novice but like to read up on what is correct procedure. Cos I’m a female i think some tilers can just spin me a line regarding tiling😀 anyway the existing tiles once taken off I aim to do that myself, I...
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