1. M83T

    Setting out above bathtub.

    Hi everyone, apologies if this has already been covered before. I'm going to start doing my cousins bathroom at the weekend, (I'm not a professional but I'd like to be in the future, I just enjoy tiling) got everything covered so far so just thinking about setting out. What are the general rules...
  2. Proto Tiler

    Setting Out Does anyone know if there are any Apps to help you with setting tiles?

    Hi everyone, I would like to know if anyone uses a software app to help them with the layout of tiles? If you do what is it called? Could you also complete the poll to indicate what you do use, cheers. Richard
  3. antonio


    I open this thread because these models are quite different in manufacturing compared to the usual sigma. I have not tried to cut long pieces yet, but I will try it. first problem, lower and raise the handle according to the thickness. as you can see from the picture, the instructions say to...
  4. D

    Do I need to attach a baton to tile correctly?

    I've noticed some tutorials for setting up, use a baton attached to the wall one tile space up from the bottom. Tile everything above, then the bottom row at the end. (Some tutorials don't even bother with a baton, just start from the bottom) My question is why do tilers use a baton? (What's...
  5. Bopster

    Ditra matting setting

    hi guys, kitchen I’m installing next week is now having an overlay ufh system installed by others but tiled by me. Simple question really, I’m going to use ditra matting onto the overlay boards then porcelain tiles. Do I set the matting in flex adhesive then leave to set before laying tiles or...
  6. acaciaguy

    Which quick setting plaster to tile off

    So I have stripped this kitchen wall back and the skim coat has come off most of the wall with the tiles. Underneath is a bonding /base coat plaster. That is sound and level. But for the lack of a skim coat the wall is in great condition. I know that you can't tile on bonding and I would normal...
  7. acaciaguy

    Kitchen Splash back with metros - setting out for trim

    Hello all, I have a job this week doing a kitchen splash back and window reveal. The wall behind hob has a boxed in section which means extra cutting. I had originally planned and customer agreed that they wanted mitred externals. They have now changed their mind and want to use white round...
  8. Matthew77

    UFH, Drying times and Rapid setting screed

    hi all I’m hoping for some technical advice on screeds and commissioning wet underfloor heating. I went to look at at 40m2 of floor tiling job yesterday the customers would like the floor tiled before the 22nd of next month as the kitchen is being fitted then. The wet underfloor heating system...
  9. Stevev

    Setting out a floor..........

    Setting my floor out, is it worth dry laying g and doing all my cuts then doing the adhesive or do cuts for half the room and then adhesive. It's a 4m squared porch. What do u prefer
  10. C

    Setting out for window

    Evening, hope all is well. Im Looking for a bit of advice regarding setting out on the window wall. Which ever way I play around with it I seem to have a sliver either at the window or both ends. I've attached a photo of the wall and a diagram with the measurements. It would be nice to know...
  11. E

    Setting out hand holding

    I’m going to start my bathroom refit this weekend and just want to check my plan is sensible. I’m using 300x500mm ceramic tiles, floor to ceiling, no border. The wall tiles are mainly pale, the floor tiles are dark and I was planning on creating a 100mm dark tile upstand all around. The room...
  12. Mario

    Silicon not setting after 2 days

    Hi guys.a friend of mine done some silicon around a bath and is still not set after 2 days.i told him it migbt be expired but sayd its still in date. It was unibond brand,just been opened.i never hears of this before.does anyone else? Thanks
  13. L

    Setting out advice please!

    Hi guys, I finally have some walls and levels to work off for setting out. Here's the wall I am finding a bit tricky: Sorry for the squiffy angle, it's a small room. Here's a plan with dimensions: Tiles are 500 x 200, laid stacked, long side horizontal. 2 mm grout joints. I'm fairly...
  14. R

    Setting out bathroom

    Hi, I'm struggling to decide between these floor layouts. I've gone for staggered patterns so I can avoid intersecting with the grout lines on the walls. The floor tiles are 900mm x 450mm with 3mm grout line. The floor is 2460 wide by 2270mm long , the bath is 800mm wide by 1800mm long...
  15. J

    Setting out to tile a splashback

    As the title. I have my daughters kitchen splashback to tile. In the examples Ive seen the worktops seem to be taken as level and full tiles (metro) form the bottom layer. My question is how do you address if the worktop is not level? Do you mark a line about half a metro up and cut the bottom...
  16. S

    Setting up work area for wet and dry cutters.

    He guys, new to tiling and wondering how everyone else sets up. Whilst the weather is great I don't have an issue. Set up my table outside with dry and wet cutter on it so any spray from my wet cutter is easy to wash down, but wondering how I'm going to over come this issue when its poring down...
  17. C

    Setting out French pattern

    Hi, I have been asked to tile a friends floor in a French pattern. They have a small shower room that leads through to a larger utility room by way of a door they would like the floor to flow through. How would the pattern Change the way you set out ? Would you start with the larger room ...
  18. F

    Adhesive Mapei fast setting tile adhesive

    Right....Don't want upset any tilers, there any way of slowing down how fast this stuff sets? Yes, I know they do normal stuff, but found a 20kg bag of it in the shed, and I'm not the fastest in the world. I was buying ready mixed, but it was costing me a fortune, and there's enough of...
  19. P

    My 1st Job Bathroom setting out

    Hello everyone this is my first post I'll try not to waffle. Im in the middle of a house renovation and I'm just about to tile my bathroom. However I have a setting out problem with regard to the height. I'm using 300x 600 tiles and 3mm grout lines. If I set the tiles so they're almost...
  20. antonio


    Course on innovative tile setting techniques - Uk and Ireland - Giuseppe Maffei waiting for dates ;)
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