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  1. Dan

    Not quite tiling but checkout the gaffa floor thing for trailing cables

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  2. T

    Thin Porcelain Mosaic tile not sticking!

    Never had this happen before. Customer ordered mosaic tile. Traditional black and white checkerboard with 1" tiles. They are very thin, but packing says "for floors and walls". Mesh on back is quite dense. The mesh is bonding with the Mapei adhesive, but once dry, the tiles pop off! We have...
  3. J

    Pictures Studs not where I need them

    So, I've removed all the tiles and plasterboard to find I can't reboard as the studs won't be correctly located on the 'back' wall. Advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  4. J

    DIY Tile cutting for a shower?

    I have already successfully tiled my bathroom floor using a fairly cheap manual tile cutter, and a handheld grinder but I did get some minor chipping on my cuts (not an issue as all hidden under the skirting boards). My next task is to tile the shower enclosure where the tile cuts will be...
  5. Beyond the blue

    Not very impressed (unless I've done it wrong)

    I've never used tiling wedges before and bought some of these. I've only used 3 of them up to now and when I came to knock them out this is how they broke off, meaning I had to Stanley knife the remainder of the plastic out of the joint. I used standard setting adhesive and left them for 3 days...
  6. S

    Looking for a tile, but if not, a tiler. :)

    Hi All, I'm sure this is a duplicate post from many who sign up but, I'm faced with a cost I can't cover currently and I'm desperate for help. I live in a Bovis home built circa 2002. Two showers have broken, I cannot get a replacement cartridge for them as Triton have discontinued support and...
  7. tilernot

    How not to grout ...

    Tiling floor with 3mm grout gaps. Removed all visible adhesive between tiles before letting it dry. Used Mapei Ultracolour grout. Ok so far I _think_ Then I started to go wrong (!!!). Mixed the grout too thin and after applying it I decided I'd wipe a little from the top with my grout sponge...
  8. Bopster

    To mat or not to mat

    Morning everyone, I looked at a job last night that customer wants 45sqm limestone tiles fitted where a conservatory has been converted into a dining room off the kitchen. A new solid roof has gone on and windows replaced, the sand/cement screed in conservatory needs slc to bring up to kitchen...
  9. Al Getaroundtuit

    To mitre or not to mitre, that is the question!

    As above. As a DIY’er what would be the best way to cut the square edge type polished metal tile trims? I have normal tin snips, hacksaws and even one of those Evolution compound angle chop saws that cuts through steel and alsorts-but will the blade bash the trim to bits? Would I be better...
  10. Al Getaroundtuit

    Adhesive Alternative to battens for support?

    Good morning all. I was contemplating screwing a batten to my walls before tiling, but don't really want to compromise the waterproofing membrane I have painted on. However, I have just come across this on a supplier website; "Mapei Super Flexible Adhesive has excellent resistance to tile slip...
  11. M83T

    To trim or not to trim?

    Hi all, I'm just getting to the end of doing my kitchen splash back it's my first real job for myself. I've done the walls under the units and now I'm on the the last wall which has no units so I'm wondering should I use trim along the top of the last row of tiles or will a nice neat line of...
  12. S

    To lift or not to lift? (old kitchen floor tiles c.1905)

    Hi all, This is first post here. I have an old house which we are in the process of re-doing kitchen and whilst lifting the many decades of different flooring, finally came down on what must be the original 1905 floor tiles. They are at least 2in thick and classic red terracotta. Under them is...
  13. Jon329

    Stick or not hardiebacker board.

    Hello, finally got around to getting my floor down, I've used 6mm hardiebacker on top of a new 18mm plywood sub floor. Now I know the idea behind sticking the boards down with adhesive is to eliminate any unlevel/air gaps under the boards, however this floor is brand new and the bathrooms so...
  14. GirlRacerRed

    I'm not new, but I am back!

    So, who's missed me? I see the graphics have changed on here and a bit of the layout since my last visit (2 years ago, soz, been busy).
  15. R

    Not sure about grouting color

    Hi all, Got a tiler coming to tile my bathroom and seperate toilet in around 2 weeks, everything is prepped for him but for the hell of me i cannot decide what color grouting will go with the tiles i have chosen. All walls and floor are to be tiled. I like the look of white but am afraid of...
  16. Spud 22

    To seal black floor grout or not?

    Hello all, I have recently laid ceramic tiles in my hall, bathroom and kitchen(all the same tile) I have used Mapei black grout. I have never sealed grout before but because it's black grout I was considering sealing it because of fading? Any recommendations please?
  17. Phil Hobson

    Explanation for my not being on TF for a while.

    I had a PM from (Merle Collins) AKA Kev Mitchel, the other day asking me if I now lived in Indonesia? he was right, I was fortunate enough to spend four months on a tropical island called Belitung a part of Indonesia.I can't begin to describe the place, paradise is the only word that comes to...
  18. Bbbecca7

    Help! Tiled whole bathroom with Tubbed adhesive only to find out it’s not showerproof

    In a bit of a nightmare here We recently spent a lot of money having our bathroom re-plastered (plaster board and skimmed) to make the walls smooth and square ready for tiling My dad and husband have been tiling it and have done a lovely job! (My dad has done it a few times but it’s my...
  19. C

    Is this a bad tiling job or not?

    Hello, We are in the process of having the ground floor tiled and I am not very happy with what I am seeing at the moment. The tiler agreed to do a herringbone pattern for us that extends along all of the ground floor, but on some instances it seems that there are odd, big gaps left between...
  20. A

    Water UFH UFH was not commisioned before tiling. What to do, except praying?

    Hi, the company that installed my UFH omitted to commission it. I found out about this step after tiling was done. I want to take all measures in order to prevent any cracking/lifting, please offer me some advice. Details of my setup: - cement+sand screed laid April 2018 - around 20 sqm...
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