floor tiling

Tiles are usually thin, square or rectangular coverings manufactured from hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, baked clay, or even glass. They are generally fixed in place in an array to cover roofs, floors, walls, edges, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. In another sense, a tile is a construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games (see tile-based game). The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay.
Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex or mosaics. Tiles are most often made of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require more durable surfaces that will resist impacts.

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  1. ST Contracting Ltd

    South East Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and more...

    Are you looking for constant and regular site work with competitive rates of pay?? rates can be discussed dependant on experience. CSCS card is required. All tiles and materials supplied. Must have own transport and tools. Looking for tilers in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire...
  2. K

    Floor tiling fundamentals

    What are the fundamentals you yourselves use when setting out floors of any size? More specifically what is the process of finding your lines to work off of? I know this is a bit question and I appreciate any feedback, just looking for a few pointers and hopefully improve 👍
  3. A

    Uneven kitchen floor tiling

    I'm having my kitchen renovated and the tiler came last week and did the floor tiles. They're 175x200mm Porcelain hex tiles. He laid the tiles onto no more ply cement board that was put down by our builders. The day after the tiling I realised the floor isn't flat - almost every tile is not...
  4. B

    Preparation Kitchen floor tiling - Currently laid with Karndean

    Hi - I have been asked to tile a kitchen floor which currently has Karndean (Or other such...) type flooring stuck possibly onto a thin board, but it is ultimately all stuck to a concrete/screed subfloor. I've never been asked to lift this type of flooring before doing the tiling work, so...
  5. Troystar

    General Question Floor tiling on screed with no visible cracks

    Could someone give me some advice please. I'm a landscaper by trade and have laid a few porcelain patios. Now I know interior tiling is not the same but would like to have a go at my downstairs toilet floor. House was built early 2000s I think its screed but could poss be the wet slurry with no...
  6. U

    How's My Tiling? Opinions please on ongoing floor tiling job

    Hi, I’m not a tiler - which is why I have one in working away on my new kitchen floor! However I struggle to see the floor lasting very long due to the amount of void under the tiles. I raised my concerns with the man in charge of the project who said the tiler has since explained that he will...
  7. D

    Floor tiling - dot and dab over electric under floor heating

    Bathroom fitter says this is the correct way to lay tiles and nothing in the rule book says he can’t dot and dabb
  8. G

    Floor tiling

    Hi guys, I need some advice here. I'm pricing a job that requires tiling a floor over existing tiles. The existing tiles have started to crack and move in some places, and the floor looks uneven so it will require some levelling prior to tiling over. The customer doesn't want to remove the...
  9. S

    subfloor for slate tile floor on hallway

    I would like to install slate tile on the hallway and foyer (blue rectangles) of my house. However, I don't think the framing in the hallway meets the L/720 deflection necessary for natural stone. So I was hoping I could get some advice and opinion on fixes and feasibility of such a project...
  10. D

    Floor tiling advice

    Good afternoon, I wanted to ask some advice of some professionals regarding some floor tiling I’ve had done. I’m not a tiler but to my eye it seems off. firstly my walls aren’t straight so it was going to be a challenging job though I’m not sure whether this is acceptable? The grouting is...
  11. E

    Hi guys, Floor tiling question.

    Im tiling small planks over a chipboard floor. My plan is Hardiebackerboard bedded on cement and screwed, followed by the heating mat and then flexible levelling compound. I will use a white,. s2 adhesive with the porcvelain tiles. Would any of you add a thermal 6mm sheet on top of the...
  12. B

    How flat is flat, and have I messed up?

    Total newbie to tiling. How flat is flat with regards to a floor? I have a small downstairs toilet which I am tiling. It's only 1.78m long by 0.8m wide. Where the toilet was there is a small bump in the floor. I am laying 45x45cm so 8 tiles will cover the whole floor. On the right half of the...
  13. R

    large format tiles 800x800 in bathroom

    Hi guys I have a question about tiling large 800x800 tiles on floor and walls in a bathroom with a walkin shower. I'm thinking it would be easier to tile the floor first and cover them with protective foil. And then cut the first row of tiles to a laser line level starting from the floor up. The...
  14. C

    Floor tiling puzzle - advice needed

    Not sure if you can provide some simple guidance here. Our kitchen extension project has hit a roadblock with this tiling issue. The tiler followed the lines of the existing floor tiles which unfortunately were a few degrees out lining up with the walls. The patio doors are straight however the...
  15. C

    Floor tiling alignment puzzle - help to solve

    Not sure if you can provide some simple guidance here. Our kitchen extension project has hit a roadblock with this tiling issue. The tiler followed the lines of the existing floor tiles which unfortunately were a few degrees out lining up with the walls. The patio doors are straight however the...
  16. M

    Floor prep beginner advice

    Hi guys, I'm new to tiling and looking for some advice. I'm practical and usually pretty good with DIY so looking to learn the correct way to do this. I have just bought my first house (townhouse built in 2013) and want to tile the floors of the en suite, bathroom and downstairs wc. They are...
  17. F

    Floor tiling?

    Hi guys - I’ve joined this forum because I’m planning on attempting to tile my new build bathroom floor myself...but I’m pretty clueless. It’s got a level chipboard, is this ok to tile over or do I need an underlay? And with the toilet and sink, do I have to remove these? The builders have said...
  18. A

    Tiling advice for beginers

    Hello guys I’m looking for some advice I will be attempting to redecorate my living room which will involve some tiling. This would be my first attempt at tiling. I’ve done significant research and would really like to attempt this project myself so would like to clarify if my approach is...
  19. B

    Garage floor tiling prep/install advice

    Moving into a new build property in the near future so planning the 33 odd sqm garage space. Will be used for restoring individual cars so want a durable, permanent and comfortable space - Heating is another conversation Have opted for Dotti porcelain tiles - 300mmx300mm (grade 5, non slip...
  20. Sjmtiling

    Setting Out Do you Need a Tiler?

    Hi, We are Sjm Tiling. SERVICES WE PROVIDE: (commercial/domestic) -Floor & Wall Tiling -Tile Repair -Tile & Grout Cleaning -Underfloor Hearing -Floor Latex / Levelling -Silicone / Caulking -Waterproofing All tile work has a 1 year Guarantee Free maintenance Repair. Priced Match Guarantee.
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