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  1. J

    How's My Tiling? Is this shoddy tiling? Advice much appreciated!

    Hi! We've just had our kitchen installed and one of the installers said he does tiling too. So we got him to the tiles, including a herringbone pattern behind the oven/splashback. White tiles, dark grout. The main issue is the corners, where there is a massive thick line of grout on some...
  2. K

    I need advice Issue with Glass Tiles

    So, we chose blown glass accent tiles for our shower. Looked fine coming out of the package. During installation, a lot of the corners chipped off! Contractor says this is the “nature of the material”, and it’s “part of the look”. However, I have viewed other samples of this work. Maybe one...
  3. L

    Herringbone issue

    Hi, we are having a herringbone pattern in our bathroom and the tiler has done one wall but then when he’s gone onto the next wall and the lines don’t match. Is that right? It looks funny to me but I’m no expert! Your help would be appreciated before we waste too many tiles and time!!
  4. C

    Preparation Please help fix my wetroom floor issue

    First off, thank you to everyone that posts on this forum, although this is only my second post, the advice I have picked up from reading others has been invaluable. On to my error. I have discovered rather late in the build process that my floor is not perfectly level, I did check it but...
  5. D

    Butech colorstuk issue

    Hi all , Used a new bag of colorstuk today and it was pretty much like a wide joint grout and a complete pain to put on the walls. Spoke to Pnosa and apparently I'm not the only one whose noticed a difference. Anyone else feel it's change since going to the new bag? Diggy
  6. A

    Tiling job issue question

    Morning all, Have a question for the professionals out there Just had my bathroom refurbished and everything was taken back down to brick etc , however whilst inspecting the work some of the tiling just looks really badly done Now the question is am I being to picky or is this a bad job ...
  7. J

    Pictures Self Levelling Compound issue (pictures)

    So this is my first time using SLC, it's Mapei ULTRAPLAN 3240. Once I was coming to the end of the mix I notice a sludge at the bottom, I assume because I've mixed too fast *Facepalm. I mixed half a 25kg bag. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm worried the mixed might be too wet now...
  8. Cranbrook

    Ats porcelain blade issue

    This has happened to my blade today... Never had this happen before :confused2:
  9. bluesky

    ford transit custom engine code issue advice !

    code reader on transit custom says mass air flow sensor fault . new one fitted by me - does the engine management light need clearing before i can find out if fault has gone ? any help appreciated !( or it goes into the expensive dealer !!!).
  10. Craig Blick

    Grout Efflorescence problem on black grout

    Hi, I've recently laid 600x300 quartz starlight in our bathroom, used flexible black grout for joints, they've almost turned white/ light grey. Ive read i can use lithofin cement away or similiar products to take the efflorescence aeay and restore the grout to the black colour its supposed to...
  11. O

    Efflorescence problem

    Hi all I was hoping to call in to a job today to seal some large format Tuscany Limestone but it has a small number of small efflorescence patches on some 50m2 o Limestone around the perimeter of the tiles.(20mm Limestone on Ditra on a screed with commissioned UFH using Kerakoll H40 eco...
  12. A

    Efflorescence or Sealant problem on Indian Sandstone

    Hi all, I have recently had an Indian Sandstone installed in Oxfordshire, after some thought I decided to seal it, we have parties, we have kids and I have clumsy other half. I waited for around two months to see if there was any obvious signs of Efflorescence, I then washed the patio down left...
  13. P

    Grout efflorescence

    My kitchen diner floor - about 25sqm - was tiled 3-4 months ago, and the tiles look lovely (done by me) but the grout looks awful (also done by me). The problem I have is that white salty deposits keep appearing on the surface of the grout after it gets wet, and it's getting worse. Considering...
  14. L

    Grout drying patchy/efflorescence ?

    I've noticed in recent times that some of the grouts I use seem to suddenly have a tendency to dry patchy or suffer from efflorescence. I try not to use Granfix on anything in a dark colour but now it seems to be happening with Mapei. I use a washboy but it didn't cause any problems in the...
  15. I


    What's the best product to get rid of some efflorescence. Grouted this bathroom yesterday with weber joint pro silver grey used it many times before with no issues.
  16. G

    Dark grey grout gone white patchy ? Efflorescence ?

    Please help, do you reckon its efflorescence in my grout lines ? Will I have to dig out and re-grout ? or is there a quick way to resolve ?
  17. B

    efflorescence ??

    hi all, hope you can provide some advice for me ... I've read through lots of this forum with great interest. Attached is the problem we have with some quarry tiles. It does wash away, but it keeps coming back! A builder has told us it's rising damp, but reading posts on here I'm not so sure...
  18. D

    Understanding Efflorescence and polymer/latex leaching.

    We have had a few Threads on posts about white shading in grout lines etc and some tilers and DIY'rs saying they think it is Efflorescence. When more than likely it is polymer latex leaching. Here is a great article written by the TCNA and it gives good clarity as to why efflorescence and...
  19. C


    Hi to all, i recently tiled a bathroom, and 3 weeks later all the grout is a lemon yellow colour,been told i could have used too much water in washing,fair enough.does anyone have any experience with the unibond grout reviver and would the yellow bleed through eventually?please give me any...
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