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Porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles are porcelain or ceramic tiles commonly used to cover floors and walls, with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent. The clay used to build porcelain tiles is generally denser. They can either be glazed or unglazed. Porcelain tiles are one type of vitrified tiles and are sometimes referred to as porcelain vitrified tiles.
Historically, porcelain was not the usual material for tiles, which were much more often made of earthenware (terracotta) or stoneware. The first porcelain tiles were made in China, for example in the 15th-century Porcelain Tower of Nanjing (now largely destroyed). Here the tiles were used for walls, which long remained typical. In Europe, a few rooms were made in palaces of porcelain plaques, often with forms in high relief. These were made by Capodimonte porcelain and Real Fábrica del Buen Retiro among others.
Although porcelain has now been widely used for making tiles for many years, modern production methods and quantities have made porcelain tiles available for the average householder in recent years.

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    Water UFH Working out levels.. Anhydrite screed, mat, adhesive, porcelain tile

    Need some help please with calculating levels and the build up of the floor to support tiling. Not sure about the need for the uncoupling mat? Not sure about the thickness of the tile adhesive? As I have sliding glass doors to be spec'ed and installed before the screed, I need to gauge the...
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    Out of plumb walls help.

    Hi I’m fitting a Nova Frameless 1000 x 800 Sliding Door Shower Enclosure with a low profile shower tray that you lay on sand and cement. I’ve fitted Some aqua boards and where I’m fitting the enclosure the walls are slight out of plum by about 10-15mm. I’ve already primed the walls with Mapei...
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    Porcelain tiled kitchen floor - cracking after 2 days

    Hi all, Just after a bit of advice please. I had my kitchen floor tiled last week (porcelain tiles). I think there is movement and cracking/crumbling grout in some of the tiles. I supplied the tiles and the grout. The tiler supplied everything else including the adhesive. I think he’s used the...
  4. Dan

    Adhesive Which tile adhesive have you most used during 2021?

    Which tile adhesive have you most used during 2021? Reply with the make, and upvote if you've used that one also. We'll see who gets the most upvotes. And I'll mark that adhesive make the winner. I wont be disallowing new members from getting involved, unlike previous years, so just...
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    Tile Adhesive Advice .. for a Newbie DIY Tiler

    I am about to try tiling a splashback, having only tiled once before (10+ years ago) I've watched a few YT videos so think I know what to do, but there are so many brands of adhesive available, from well-known names to own brand names. I'll be using 200 x 100 ceramic tiles and think ready...
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    Adhesive Tile adhesive to level off floor

    Hi all, Got some 1sqm 6mm tiles to lay and the subfloor is 18mm T&G ply on top of joists. On this is 6mm hardie board (was used to build up height to match landing) and ditra mat. Underneath this is wet UFH. As the ply is straight onto joists the floor is not exactly 100% flat and level. It's...
  7. Lou

    Adhesive Larsen Tile Adhesive Fails - Anybody else experienced this?

    This was mentioned in another thread, so I thought I'd ask the question to others to get a feel for it. Larsen rep "blamed everything but their products and said their report was final". Anybody has any larsen tile adhesive fails recently? Perhaps a bad batch they're not pulling?
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    Acrylic primer didn't bond to Larsen Tile Adhesive

    I had an issue recently that I've never seen before and any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I used a Larsen acrylic primer on gyspum walls as instructed on product (walls had been skimmed 8+ weeks previous and moisture tested prior to sealing and tiling). 18 months later and it...
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    Heat resistant tile adhesive

    Hi guys, I have a couple of questions related to tiling a hearth and the surrounding walls around a large wood burning stove. The walls around the stove will be done with thin stone cladding and the hearth will be done with either sandstone or limestone 35mm slabs. Can I use regular tile...
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    Lime free tile adhesive

    Hello, I am seeking advice please. I have a small tiled balcony on the roof of the conservatory at the back of my house. Hello, I am seeking advice please. I have a small tiled balcony on the roof of the conservatory at the back of my house. The balcony floor is timber covered with fibre glass...
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    How's My Tiling? Dot and dab error

    Hi, I am looking for some advise with tiling my bathroom. Following research online and through YouTube I have tried to learn the basic of tiling and the do’s and don’t. I have come to tile my bathroom and following some advice for an ex-tiler I know they recommended I use the dab and dot...
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    Depth of floor tile adhesive.

    How thick will the finished tile adhesive be for floor tiles, and what size notch trowel should i use(10mm?).
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    Adhesive Large format tile adhesive advice

    Hi all, I was wondering if some of the experienced persons could give me some adhesive and prep advice for large format tiles Tiles are Colorker Kawaii stone collection 1000mm x 316mm x 9.7mm (or 10.4mm) ceramic tiles.(Approx 18.25Kg/m2) I am intending tiling onto : 1 - Shower walls-...
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    Tile directly on 6mm ply?

    Hi, Advise needed please... We are renovating our house and the builders have secured our floor boards and then glued and screwed 6mm ply board on top. Can we use flexible adhesive directly on that or would we need to add another layer first? Many thanks, Matt
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    Adhesive 600x300 porcelain tile adhesive??

    hi, which would be the best adhesive to use from the Mapei range for the above titled tiles please?? wickes tiles going on to wickes sts backer board in an shower enclosure. im ok with my tiling - but, i like to take my time getting them set just right, no pro tiler, just diy. Bit concerned...
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    Best tile adhesive?

    What's your tiling question? Pictures can be added. I am tiling a bathroom three walls floor to ceiling. The tiles are porcelain 600mm x 300mm. What is the best adhesive to use and what thickness?
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    Is this a good job?

    Hi all I’m a homeowner and have just had my bathroom floor tiled and am requesting your opinion please as to whether you think that this is a good job? Some of the tiles appear uneven and the grout joints differ so I’m guessing spacers weren’t used. In fact in some joints it looks like you won’t...
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    Use of ready-mix adhesive for shower wall

    Hello, I’m so confused after reading numerous threads. We have a new build, and I’m doing this first bathroom from scratch by myself (pretty much). Ive never tiled. The shower area is barely started, I just bedded down the nassboard shower floor to the concrete screed, and the surrounding walls...
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    Help with which tile adhesive??

    Good morning, hope everyone is well, just looking for a little advice, Just wondered after sealing the walls, what type of tile adhesive could I use on the type of wall in the picture, would a good quality ready mix be ok? using standard metro tiles, brick bond pattern, many tanks
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    Man gets fined for breaking COVID rules to buy tile adhesive

    Man gets fined for traveling from Sheffield to Stoke to buy tile adhesive. Note that you can buy adhesive online from our sponsors and get it delivered right to your door. A man has been fined after travelling 50 miles from Sheffield to Stoke-on-Trent - to buy tile adhesive. The man, aged 23...
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