1. C

    Trim issue - opinions please

    We've had a tiled splashback put in as part of a kitchen refit. While the work looks good in general, I think the trim looks a bit odd. It's been used where two planes of tiles meet, and on the vertical lines where there are cuts, but they've left raw tile edges on top. I think this...
  2. 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!!
  3. I

    Grout issue

    Hello people need advice. I relayed three tiles in my kitchen couple of days ago and grouted them yesterdat afternoon . Ive this morming that some of the grout is darker in certain areas. Is the grout still drying ??? I think it might be that when i went over these certain areas the grout...
  4. C

    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. JordanLincs

    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...
  7. Cranbrook

    Ats porcelain blade issue

    This has happened to my blade today... Never had this happen before :confused2:
  8. 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 !!!).
  9. C

    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...
  10. 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...
  11. N

    Tile Shading issue advise

    Hi all turned up to my job this morning laying 60x60 Versace porcelain and have complaints about shade variation The job has a large centre piece with Nero black tiles then the the border and then the blanco into the other areas of the room First day layed centre piece then borders and white...
  12. D

    Deflection issue with No More Ply down

    Hello I am a DIYer and after a successful shower tile project set about tiling bathroom floor. Victorian terraced house, previous floor - exposed original floorboards. After research and consultation with a carpenter, I understood that the deflection wasn't bad and that I should screw down any...
  13. M

    Moisture & Efflorescence Coming Through Grout

    Hi all, I've had to come to the arms now to get a definitive solution to a problem I'm having with a floor I laid a year ago, feedback would really be appreciated as I need to get this sorted and put it to here we go details as's abit long sorry! Okay so I removed...
  14. F

    Small Floor Job Issue

    I've been to look at a kitchen floor today, 7m, due to an issue with levels the floor has been batternd out and over boarded with chipboard, as it stands it's a disaster, he's layed Ufh on it and slc straight onto the chipboard, no primer, loads of duct tape on the wires, there's creaking. you...
  15. T

    Issue Drilling Glazed Porcelain Tiles

    I have got wind of an enquiry today. A customer has got 600x300 glazed porcelain tiles that they are trying to drill a 6mm hole into. They have tried dry bits, wet bits with a cooling system, loose tiles from the front and back, fitted tiles, tape, a drill clamp...... but the tile just...
  16. Element

    A Bathroom Floor - The Toilet Issue

    Have been asked to lay electric UFH in a bathroom with 12mm travertine on top. The question is the toilet - in the past I have always wired around the toilet bowl & allowed one tile to sit beneath it unheated however am I simply better to have the bowl down on the insulation boards & not only...
  17. H

    Marble stone tiles issue

    Hi. I have laid marble stone tiles for a customer and cleaned them this morning with grout and adhesive remover When cleaned iv been left with like water marks all over them and they won't come out I haven't put polisher protector on yet with them not going away Anyone know what I can do? Will...
  18. R

    Damp Issue

    Hi all. I went to look at tiling a bathroom the other night. The bathroom has been treated for dampness issues, they have had the DPM replaced and the walls were replastered about 4 weeks ago. First thing I spotted was some black dots on the new plaster (pics attached) The only times I've...
  19. J

    Bodged Or Not? aqua-dec Shower Former Drain Issue

    So the tiler has just left and we have this in our wet room. What do you think? I don't think it's how it should be - would any of you be happy with this? It was just laid today so I don't even know what is involved in taking it up. Opinions very welcome thank you!
  20. P

    Impossible tiling issue for newbie

    I had the bathroom done by someone a few years ago. All the tiles on the bathroom is ok except for 8 -9 tiles which keep on popping up even after I fixed it. I am uncertain what type of grout he used? He (the contractor) left some materials over but I am not sure which one he used to make...


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