floor tiling

  1. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  4. 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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    1st Time Floor Tiling (or any tiling!)

    Evening everyone, first post from a virgin tiler. I am due to start tiling the bathroom floor very soon, and I am nervous and want to make sure I've done everything right before I start, so any reasurrance would be gladly received. The floor is more or less level and I have put 12mm Aquapanel...
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    Help! Kitchen flooded during floor tiling

    Hi everyone, I’m looking for some advice. I started tiling my kitchen floor yesterday afternoon (first tiling attempt) and managed to get around a third of the tiles down. I came down this morning to find water all over the kitchen floor! I haven’t found the source yet but suspect dishwasher...
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    Floor Tiling over 22mil TG4 Peel Clean Caberdec Chip Board

    I need to tile 2nd floor bathrooms in new builds. The existing floor is vinyl over the subfloor of 22 mil TG4 Caberdec Chip Board. Can I rip up the vinyl and tile directly over the chip board, or should I lay down hardibacker or other material first. If yes, what thickness would you recommend.
  8. T

    How's My Tiling? Is this wall and floor tiling acceptable?

    Invested in expensive tiles (£1,200 for this lot) and the tiler initially charged over £1000 to fit these 9sqm as part of his refurb of my whole bathroom (plastering prep was extra). I have argued him down to match another quote because of the state of the corners - slivers etc, but does the...
  9. On the job

    On the job

    Check out our customers on the job shot, of him screening a floor using Nicobond ScreedPro.
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    Tilers Coin Challenge! - Let's see your no-lippage floor tiling!

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    North West Wall and Floor Tiling -Wall and Floor Tiler’s required for ongoing new build housing contracts across the northwest

    Wall and Floor Tiler’s required for ongoing new build housing contracts across the northwest CSCS card required Own tools and transport required Weekly pay CIS basis Please contact for more details immediate starts available
  12. R

    Laying travertine on electric underfloor heating.

    Hi all, I can't seem to find a thread with the info I need so hopefully someone can help 🤞 I have a 25 sqm extension which I have just built for a customer which he now wants tiled with honed and filled travertine tiles 600x300 from Topps tiles layed in brick bond format, I have had a tiler...
  13. Floor and Wall Tiling Apprenticeship

    Floor and Wall Tiling Apprenticeship

    Floor and Wall Tiling Apprenticeship
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    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...
  15. W

    Desperate for information re: pesticide impregnated terra cotta floor

    My Mexican terra cotta floor about forty years old and sealed in only a few small areas, was sprayed with FICHA TÉCNICA TERMIDEL 48 CE : clorpirifos (originally Dow) manufactured by Delta by a very unprofessional exterminator. The product, banned in the US for over twenty years, has an odor...
  16. M

    Slate floor tiles. Grouting problem

    I have just grouted the Brazilian slate tiles and it was a disaster. The grout dried instantly on the tile surface and I had to scrub it off (way before the grout joint was dry I washed the slates 3 times and let dry for a day before applying matstone tile sealer,2 costs applied with clean...
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    13m² wooden subfloor prep advice

    By far the biggest floor I've done and it's herringbone. The floors been over boarded with chipboard or something simlar and it feels very sturdy. There's a small dip in the middle of the room (few mm of a meter) My thinking is to used an S2 adhesive and Hardie, but it's this right? Do I need...
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    Subfloor in wetroom

    HI There, im about to layout Jackoboard panels and wetroom shower tray on my bathroom floor, whilst the floor is up im going to take up the uneven and gappy 100yr old floor boards and lay a new subfloor new. Question is, should i use standard flooring chip board, standard 18mm Ply or 18mm...
  19. Steve_Bcs

    Preparation Which slc for levelling a plywood floor

    I have for my sins purchased a lightweight ABS shower tray ( podium from plumbword). It needs a dead level surface to be bonded into place onto. My 18mm ply base is out by 5mm at one side so I need to level it from 0- 5mm across a metre in one direction. Which slc would be appropriate? Thanks
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    My 1st Job Damage Control - advice needed

    Hi First time on here, new to DIY and have my first challenge: Decided to floor tile our first property and having done so with hardie backer boards and Lauara Ashley Dove tiles. The floor had slight movement in certain areas, so we nailed down floorboards as secure as possible without me...