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  1. P

    Tiling over Dissimilar Materials

    I'm laying tiles over existing tiles, an additional space to the left will be tiled over as well (photo attached), I've fixed 12mm hardboard to the wall to level off the difference. Gaps have been filled with foam. Do I need to fix scrim tape with compound over the joints between the hardboard...
  2. T

    Tiling over ply ??

    Morning guys. I’ve got my second job to start on Tuesday. It’s to tile a bathroom. Walls and floor. The walls are plastered but the joiner who has been working on the renovation has laid ply wood on the bathroom floor. He told the customer this will be fine to tile onto. I’m not so sure. I’ve...
  3. K

    Tiling over existing ceramic tiles

    Hi, So i have a bathroom floor to tile the house is around 8 months old and they want the floor tiles changing but adamant dont want the mess of ripping up old ones, Whats a good adhesive to use i was going use mapei flexible and some kind of primer after i have cleaned old tiles with sugar...
  4. JP Tiling

    West Midlands work all over the midlands for decent tilers with CSCS cards

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  5. Nic_P74

    New subfloor over wet UFH

    Hi all, Been a while. Need to quote for complete bath room. The exisiting tiles finish pretty much level with the carpet in the bedroom. So not sure what the subfloor is under the tiles. I know it is chipboars on battens in other areas of the upstairs. (Guessing not chipboard in bathroom or...
  6. T

    Minimum tile adhesive depth for over tiling

    I posted previously about a tiling job that has gone a bit wrong. One wall either needs to come off or ideally be tiled over. The problem with tiling over is a concern that the quadrant shower cubicle may not fit. The shower cubicle has 20mm of adjustment, but 5mm already used, so 15mm left...
  7. E

    Cracked Tiles over Bonding Plaster

    Hi all, We had our bathroom fully re-done approx 2 months ago. 1880's property, the previous tiles around the shower area had failed, due to water ingress. All tiles, old plasterboard etc were removed. The two brick walls were then bonding plastered. The side of the chimney breast was built out...
  8. 1

    Tiling over exterior tiles

    I never tile over tiles. However, in this case I have a small area that is a shop front and I'm told there is a void behind. I know I could remove the old tiles and assess the substrate, reboarding it if removal of old tiles causes damage, but the existing tiles are sound and I'm tempted to go...
  9. D

    Preparation Tiling over Indian Slate

    Morning guys, One for the future really the kitchen and adjoined conservatory currently has wet UFH and 600x600 Indian slate tiles over a newish (18 years) screed that would be upto code at the time (DPM, insulated etc). Generally the floor in is in good nick a few bits of mortar lose over a...
  10. M

    Advice needed with tiling over formica/laminate kitchen worktop in a persimmon new build.

    Hi everyone, first post here. So we moved into a Persimmon new build 3yrs ago and the cheap kitchen worktop is looking worse for wear. Now my French father in-law has been an artisan tiler over the last 50yrs and says he thinks its possible to tile over the worktop rather than the hassle and...
  11. Andy Allen

    SLC over a heat mat......

    What you lot using to cover your heat mats...?? I'm struggling to get hold of my normal Weber floor flex... Also, talking to my supplier he was working out for a 23m2 floor I would need 7 bags ? I normally work on getting 2m2 per bag...?
  12. R

    Tiling over UFH using a levelling compound onto Marmox Boards

    Hi all, I will be tiling my bathroom this weekend and want to make sure I'm set up to get it all finished by Sunday evening. The existing substrate: 18mm plywood 12.5mm marmox board I'm fitting an electric underfloor heating mat and propose to use a self leveling compound and then tile...
  13. Jon329

    AKW TUFF2 Former (ardex over plastic former)

    It seems that ardex liquid tanking is a very popular choice on this forum and I am hoping to use some in my wetroom, however does anyone know if it's okay to use on a plastic shower former? The only thing I can find online is people recommending I lightly sand the surface of the former and AKW...
  14. R

    Tiling over tiles using cement board

    Hi All, We’re going to be re-tiling our kitchen floor, it’s a concrete slab with porcelain tiles as exising. I have some Marmox board left over from the bathroom and intend to use it on the floor as we’re having underfloor heating and the floor is currently cold under foot. What’s the best...
  15. C

    DIY Wedi - Sealant over washers

    Hi folks, So bought my first house a year ago and have recently ripped out the shower room to start again. I've opted to go for Wedi which is already up on the walls and have also built a 100mm concealing wall now boarded with Wedi utilising their rather expensive washers. I'm now at the...
  16. E

    Tiling Over 2 Days - will the adhesive shrink significantly?

    I have a 17 m sq floor area which is an irregular shape and requires cutting tiles - mostly single cuts but some with multiple cuts. I am using a leveling system like this one: Google Image Result for https://i.ytimg.com/vi/I3Q015R7LxA/maxresdefault.jpg - https://goo.gl/images/FapT39 and this...
  17. Pritch

    Grout haze over walls and floor.

    Hi I've just finished grouting my porcelain tiles with a grey grout. I gave them a good sponge over but now they're drying there's grey haze over the tile. Do I just wait for the grout to dry then go over with sponge and water again or do I need some kind of acid based product? Thanks
  18. JP Tiling

    West Midlands Work all over the Midlands

    After a successful 2018 we are looking onwards and upwards f0r 2019 and already have some big scheme's in the order book... What we need to do is to continue to add to our roster of skilled, helpful and enthusiastic tilers who want to join Team JP and earn a really good living in doing so! We...
  19. Fitwidge

    Setting Out Over the bath niche ideas

    What would you do? Customer wants a niche between bath and window Niche (350x1600x180mm) He also wants lights in the niche (top) Max height from top of bath to finished tiled window sil level is 460mm Has anybody put a niche level with the bath? Is it a good idea to do that? Thanks!
  20. morganste

    Tiling over a lip in the wall

    Hi guys, I'm after some advice please. I am about to buy all the gear i will need to tile a kitchen wall, but getting a little stuck on what im going to do with a lip in the wall where an old coal stove used to be. the lip is proud from the wall approx. 15-20mm. Is there an aluminium trim i...
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