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    What will a tiler do and not do!

    Hi, I'm wondering what, as a tiler, you would expect to do when you go to a job. Do you prepare the walls for tiling? remove toilets? Take out sockets? I'm sure its different for everyone but I was wondering what is ok to say no to and what to expect.
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    Ditra mat or not under floor tiles on ground floor?

    So, on the ground floor there is a wet underfloor heating system. It is using pipes that were installed into grooved ProWarm boards. On top of that is about 4cm of concrete. The current install then has floor tiles which had the adhesive directly on the concrete. For other reasons, all the floor...
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    Tiles not bonded to floor properly

    We are having some issues with our newly laid tiles. Within several weeks of being laid, we noticed some hollow and 'popping' sounds on the tiles in high traffic areas and the grout started to crack. We are getting conflicting answers about what the issue could be from our contractor. Can you...
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    Preparation Is this spot bonding and if not will it be an issue?

    Hello, I'm a member of the public and would really appreciate your opinion on a tiling job that is being done right now. My landscaper is tiling my patio with large ceramic tiles 75x75cm. I got home and noticed that the tiles sound very hollow when knocked. On looking at CCTV I noticed that he...
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    tiles not sticking to wall

    Hi, don't know if anyone can help but I'm having real difficulty getting tiles to stick to the current wall in bathroom. I was hoping on removing the old tiles that the surface would be ok but not great to just tile over. However every tile is not grabbing well and falls off from the slightest...
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    Not done this for some time!

    Started a job last week 40 sq mtrs around an indoor swimming pool. 30mm thick limestone tiles! Sized all 600mm wide in lengths of 900 800 700 and 600mm. Client wants them laid up to the edge of the pool. 1st photo shows tiles laid to pool edge look awful and too sharp an edge for children. Told...
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    Terrazzo tiles not sealing properly

    Hey there, Sealed my terrazzo tiles a couple of times with 'aqua mix professional sealer's choice gold' Still seams to be water penetrating and leaving the tile a different colour until it drys out. Whats the best way to dry out to tiles and is there a trick to getting the sealing correct...
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    Seal grout or not

    Finishing up shower wall (pan was bought ) and soap dish job with ceramic tile. For soap dish aesthetics, had to use a bit more thinset than the 3/8 in. for walls. Now at grouting stage and did clear out grout groves well and will grout today. There seems to be difference of opinion on need to...
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    Outdoor porcelain- to seal or not to seal?

    Hi all, I am currently having my patio tiled under my pergola with a Matt porcelain patterned tile. It's called the azteca blue tile and the manufacturer has said it does not need to be sealed. It has a rough anti-slip surface which looks like it could trap dirt. My question is does this need...
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    Pictures Not happy with the standard of tiling

    Hey so I have recently bought a new build house and wanted my floors tiled, I bought the tiles myself from Mandarin Stone and hired a tiler to lay them for me. The floors were in good condition and most importantly level prior to him starting. After 4 days he was done however the tiles were not...
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    I have just had my shower room fitted and not happy with tiling. Do you think this is a goid job. How can it be rectified

    What's your tiling question? Pictures can be this acceptable tiling?
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    Does anyone know of any tiling courses around Nottingham (shire). Can not find any with driving up north or down south thanks

    Does anyone know of any tiling courses around Nottingham (shire). Can not find any with driving up north or down south thanks
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    DIY Self leveller not drying

    Hi there, tried searching but didn’t really get a clear answer to an issue I’m having with self levelling compound (Level Quick RS). we pour it about 12 hours ago but it’s starting to flake off on some areas and some are still wet when you touch it. It should be walkable after 4hrs so I’m...
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    Adhesive Anhydrite+Ditra+Porcelain - Mapei Primer or not / Keraquick with or without Latex Plus

    Hello Everyone! First time writing here. 😅Contemplating the horrendous prospect of installing underfloor heating in a fully inhabited house with furniture and belongings now in the garden I have read a ton of posts on this forum and you’ve been a marvellous help. So, a zillion thanks ahead of...
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    To prime or not to prime?

    Hello there... first post and all. I've just had a kitchen extension finished by the builders and there's all sorts they gave me advice on but they argued amongst themselves on the primer. The screed is set and has been for 2 months and I'm about to self level it with latex compound since...
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    Adhesive Adhesive Not Stick to the Back of the Tile

    Hello everyone, Recently, I found that tile adhesive does stick to the wall, but does not stick to the back of the stoneware tile (30x60 cm)in my bathroom. The weird thing is that the same brand adhesive has no problem of sticking to other 30x60cm stoneware tile in other places. So, I am...
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    Plywood tiling not setting in places

    Hi wondering if anyone can help ive tiled the passage, i bought some 12mm ply and screwed it down to the floorboards i then tiled directly onto the ply with ceramic 333/333 using mapei flexible adhesive i checked this morning and some have set and others havent ive had to pull them back up and...
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    Bal APD primer not doing its job on Marmox and Impey waterguard

    My first big tiling job. It's a wet room and I'm at the stage where I have Marmox boards on floor and walls and an Impey former. I'm just about to put down the Impey Waterguard membrane and the instructions specify priming with the supplied Bal APD primer. I tested the BAL primer inadvertently...
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    The End Of Plywood (I'm Not James Hardibacker)

    I slipped over when posting
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    Contractor did not use recommended adhesive over old tiles - how big a problem?

    I am part-way through having retrofit underfloor heating installed (the panel type) and in a couple of rooms it is going down over old vinyl tiles which contain asbestos (so we decided not to disturb them). We had the old tiles checked by a tiler and he said they were sound enough for the panels...
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