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  1. R

    Tiling over plaster - yes or no

    Seems alot of talk that 20kg per mtr2 is the max weight limit for plaster. Few questions 1. its plaster over brick and has been painted over the years. 2. its not fresh plaster its been up 20yrs or so 3. the plaster is not coming away or damaged the tiles will weigh around 22-24kg per mtr2...
  2. Mtile89

    Slc or ditra mat to tile over UFH?

    Hi I asked the Wunda technical department if I can just use a Ditra mat only and not the SLC. They said the Decoupling membranes are fine to use, they just don't form part of their normal recommendations. They advise that it would be best to bond the Ditra mat down with the recommended tile...
  3. A

    Can I tile directly over this old adhesive (photos included)

    Hi all, I removed some old tiles from the shower and wanted to know if it's possible to tile directly over this old adhesive. I removed some of it but it is a lot of work. I'm also planning not to tile the entire area that was tiled before but rather plaster and paint over it. So for anyone...
  4. B

    Tiling over quarry tile- outside step

    Hi All! Total DIY’er here- we’re in a project house which has drained us, and one of the final jobs we need to do is the front steps. The top step has quarry tiles which I think are original (60’s) and they’re solid and secure. Could we tile over these without removing? The tiles we’re using...
  5. K

    Tile or paint over torch on felt

    Recently had my 2m by 2m balco rewaterproofed with 3 layers or torch on felt. We plan on putting a bench of some sort on it and want it to look a little bit nicer than the felt/ lead edging it currently has. Would be be better painting with some sort of bitumen paint/sealant or possibly...
  6. Chris303

    Tiling 25mm flagstone over chipboard

    Hi all. This isn’t a sob story, just an unfortunate truth I have stretched myself to in inch of my life after my divorce to get my own place for me and the kids so truth is I’m absolutely skint so I’m going to have to try and do some of these jobs myself. I’m learning as I go so please bare...
  7. Chris303

    Tiling 25mm flagstone over chipboard

    Hi all. This isn’t a sob story, just an unfortunate truth I have stretched myself to in inch of my life after my divorce to get my own place for me and the kids so truth is I’m absolutely skint so I’m going to have to try and do some of these jobs myself. I’m learning as I go so please bare...
  8. G

    Tiling over old pipe

    Old gas fireplace insert getting tiled. Hoping to get an electric stove in there, but tight on space. Plasterer knew this, so didn’t go out the extra cm(ish) and said we can tile over it with a bit thicker adhesive and it should be fine. Finally got around to tiling and didn’t realise it stuck...
  9. A

    Self levelling over bitumen

    So I may have done an oopsie. We are putting self-levelling compound down over floor where I removed the vinyl tiles. Some of the tiles had a white powder which had pushed them up. This is a concrete ground floor with no basement. So my plan was to seal over the bitumen and then put self...
  10. SanDiegoChip

    Questions About Tile Over Tile Plan for Walk-in Shower

    Hello, Just joined the forum and am hoping to get some advice on a project. I live in San Diego, CA. My wife and I have been unhappy with our master bath walk-in shower floor since we bought the house 25 years ago. We do not like the aesthetics and the floor always looks dirty. For the last 10...
  11. SanDiegoChip

    Looking for Advice on Plan to Lay Tile over Tile for Shower Floor

    Hello, Just joined the forum and am hoping to get some advice on a project. I live in San Diego, CA - hope this is OK (just noticed you are UK based). My wife and I have been unhappy with our master bath walk-in shower floor since we bought the house 25 years ago. We do not like the...
  12. D

    Thinset over faucet valve - unpleasant surprise

    Not confident there is a convenient fix to this particular problem. In a tiled shower/bathtub, I have leaking faucet, I removed handle and related fixture. Then discovered that previous owner (or sloppy plumber or sloppy tiler) somehow covered access to valve with Thinset (mortar). There's...
  13. J

    slate over concrete?

    Pro help please... i have a large outside area 6msq approximately...ive just had a concrete slab pored by professional company (two weeks) and got a nice finish and fall, its clean and dry. i want to tile in natural slate, ive done a few tests and a bed of 12- 15mm gives full tile coverage...
  14. L

    Is this a bad Job? Or am I worrying over nothing?

    Hi, Hope everyone is well. I'm after some advice please. I'm currently having my bathroom tiled floor to ceiling. Tiler started yesterday and has completed 3 walls. Before he left he mentioned that in the top corner near the ceiling there is only a small tile due to uneven walls. Not really...
  15. A

    Large size gloss tiles over a large area

    Hello, We will be tiling our ground floor which is screed with no underfloor heating. The area is about 175m2, kitchen, hallway, living room, day room etc. I am thinking of using large-ish, rectified, gloss porcelain tiles, for example 750x750 or more, fitted very close together, eg 2mm grout...
  16. alex13

    tiling kitchen over two different substrates in different condition

    I'm embarking on tiling a kitchen, wall-to-wall (under washing machine etc). most of the floor is concrete/screed, but there's a 2" overlap onto both 18mm ply, and also an old hearth which is not connected to concrete slab. kitchen install is in 10 days time.. there was a failed attempt to...
  17. T

    To Remove Old Adhesive & Filler OR Layer Over?

    To Clean Out: Remove Old Glue, Mastic, Filler and Set Back to Studs? OR: to add Glue and Leave what's there in place? The plan is to replace the square tiles with 15"x 30" tiles. I am leaning toward demo, but am I asking for more trouble than one more inch of space and modern insulation is...
  18. ourliam

    Tiling over half solid concrete, half suspended wood after a DPM coat

    Following advice from a damp and timber report carried out we were advised to a apply a coat of dmp to our kitchen floor. The floor is half concrete and half suspended wooden slats (very old). We had planned to put prime followed by self levelling concrete of around 9mm on the concrete and match...
  19. R

    tiles over tiles with thin adhesive suggesetions?

    600 x 600 tiles over 600x600 tiles. Lower tiles solid. WHY is 10 mm of adhesive recommended. I've seen tiles in my house with almost no adhesive underneath and they have been down 40 years. Now I want to put tiles on top of textured tiles (which get dirty too easily) (don't want to remove as...
  20. K

    Can ceramic tile trim be installed over existing Schluter trim?

    My parent's shower tile was installed using Schluter trim, but it is Mexican tile and would look better with tile trim. Is it possible to install tile trim over the Schluter somehow? The highest priority is adding tile to the outside of the pony wall as shown in the photos, but we would like to...
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