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    Kilkenny Honed Limestone Sealer question

    Hi Guys Newbie here, hope you can help. I’m helping my son on his building project. He is getting his builder to install 45sqm of Kilkenny Stone Washed Light limestone tiles ( 600 x 400 x 20). The builder has laid lots of stone before and has recommended Lithofin Stain Stop MN as the sealer...
  2. R

    Limestone Patio Pricing

    Hi Guys. Customer has one of those townhouses where the bottom floor is dug into the ground so the patio at the rear has steps leading up to the garden which is on the same level as the first floor. The existing patio is 10m2and there are 9 steps to the garden and they add another 8m2. The patio...
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    Natural Stone Smears

    I have laid s limestone floor and have ended up with residue from the grout. The floor was sealed before grouting but obviously didn’t do it’s job! What should I use to strip it right back and start again? I used LTP Mattestone seal 2 before grouting and then again after grouting. Obviously the...
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    Limestone floor help - adding sheen

    Hi everyone, Stumbled across this wonderful forum when Googling about the dilemma I have with my Limestone floor and it looked like THE place to ask! I had my floor tiled about seven months ago. My tiler used Fila unpolished protector from Topps, however we're not happy with the lack of any...
  5. Stu Brard

    Salum gold opus limestone

    Afternoon gents. I’m laying a limestone opus floor, it’s Salum gold opus. Is there a specific technique when spacing them? It seems almost impossible to get an even grout joint consistently. Any help appreciated!
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    Fitting Limestone to new concrete flow screed 80mm, wet UFH and main room is 11m x 5m!

    Hi all, Ive been asked to lay limestone to a new extension, it has a main room 11 x 5m with smaller rooms off. At present no expansion joints in slab and they say they are going to grind 8mm deep joint in middle of room and in doorways! In my mind 8mm won't achieve anything ? I am proposing...
  7. O

    Limestone tile sealing

    Good morning all Just to introduce myself, my name is Oli and I am in the process of finishing an extension at home. Was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to offer some advice on sealing limestone floor tiles. They are chalky white colour which we want to retain as best possible. I...
  8. K

    Badly cracked limestone - can I replace individually with decoupling

    self build completed 10 years ago, large kitchen diner on 65mm hand mixed screed, with no stress relief joints & wet UFH! Tiled with limestone, found that the tilers switched to cheaper adhesive not suitable for UFH approx a third of the way through the job, they then added flex fluid to the...
  9. Andystiletiling

    Any fix for this limestone?

    Builder on the job I'm on has blobbed these limestone on two window cills, not sure what adhesive was used but he was using grey rapidest on a bathroom so presume it would be that.. They were fitted six months ago and never been sealed, they have no tiles left so any ideas to sort besides...
  10. Andy Allen

    Dressing beswick limestone slab....

    Got some beswick tumbled limestone slabs to do in the new year, I have to cut a curve in some of them and dress the edge, was going to use a polishing pad from ATS what grit would you recommend for limestone. Or anything else that I could attach to a grinder and use...
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    Advice needed for limestone tile install

    Hi Everyone I really would like some advice on installing limestone tiles on my kitchen floor. After doing some research (i.e. google and talking to a few tilers) the order of install seems to be: ply, UFH, levelling compound/adhesive, white tile adhesive, limestone tile. Is this the right way...
  12. Localtiler

    Pictures Heated opus pattern limestone floor.

    It's been a while since I've laid an opus layout, probably 3 years, they don't seem as popular as they once were, I think it's a timeless layout, anyway I have just completed this one in Derbyshire and thought I would share it. 185w underfloor heating fitted first, then the stone, which took on...
  13. A

    I'm Looking For This Tile Sant Agostino GP Limestone Perla tiles

    Hi I am looking for Sant Agostino Green Power Limestone 60x60cm tiles smooth finish can anyone help [email protected]
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    Limestone disaster! Chalky pinky white gone yellow

    It's all gone wrong... we were trying to do a Chanel style soft white limestone with real limestone tiles on the wall and the sealant has turned it yellow and with a nasty sheen. Looks even yellower against the slate effect floor. Can we get it looking chalky matt finish off-white again? Is...
  15. K

    Cutting Dijon Tumbled Limestone floor tiles

    Hi , The customer has decided to have the new kitchen floor tiled in the above tumbled limestone, 600 x 400, what is the best way to cut the tiles, I assume a wet saw will stain the limestone? or do I need to seal them before cutting? I was going to put detra matting on top of the existing floor...
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    Limestone tiles, cleaning, grouting and shower area

    Having some limestone tiles installed, they are very porous. For the floor they are 450x450x20mm and walls are 600x300x15mm. Currently only the floor area has been laid with part of the entrance to the hall. The wall area has had part laid and grouted. Unfortunately the installer was under...
  17. Fabio

    Black limestone problems

    Good afternoon guys I need a bit of advice or recommendations of what to do next regarding my black limestone in my garden as it looks like a catastrophe. I was informed by the previous homeowner that the black limestone was on treated and it just naturally faded and was informed by someone...
  18. Fraser Tiling

    18mm limestone small sized opus pattern

    Hello guys, Have a large area 110 Sqm to be tiled on new screed on Ditra with an 18mm limestone with small sized opus pattern. My concern is the joint size, the floor has wet heating, and due to the normal issues of opus pattern the joint size needs to be kept very small to accommodate the...
  19. Lakey

    Polished Limestone....not polished!

    I have recently completed a kitchen floor comprising of 600 x 900 x 15(ish) polished limestone. The limestone came as part of a 'bespoke' kitchen order and the floor was part of a very tight schedule! The stone came in 2 crates. In one crate the tiles looked nice with neat edges and an obvious...
  20. P

    Black Limestone – Best jointing/mortar product?

    Hello I am looking for the best way to joint Limestone paving after having sealed it. If I were to use a sand and cement mix, I am from various sources and info gleaned, thinking of: A dry mix of 2 dry building sand, 1 cement, plasticiser, SBR (quantity?) and possibly some cement colouring...
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