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    Tile cracking at edge of cut

    I have a Rubi manual tile cutter which is quite new. It has been fine initially but now each tile I cut fragments at the top. I cut from the bottom up but three tiles in a row have cracked the corner off at the top. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? These are all standard straight cuts. Nothing...
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    Porcelain Cleaning Cement Tile Adhesive marks from Victorian Tiles

    Hello, I recently lifted some modern tiles to reveal the original Victorian Tiles (Actually dated late 30's but in the Victorian/Edwardian mosaic style). The previous owner had for some bizarre reason tiled over them. Sacrilege! With considerable effort, I've managed to clean off almost all of...
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    Tile trim question

    Hi- I have just had my kitchen tiled with Metro tiles. I bought the trim requested by the fitter- but it looks odd and I’m not sure how I can change it.
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    Floor tile came up - how to fix

    Had my bathroom floor done a year or so ago and noticed for a while now that one of the tiles next to the door was moving when walked on. I've taken it up and wondering how to fix it now - can I just take out the rest of the old adhesive and then re-lay? The floor is chipboard with jackoboard...
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    Adhesive for mirror tile with no grout

    Hello, What would be the best thing to use in terms of adhesive and achieve the no grout look for mirror metro subway tiles. Like these examples attached. It is going in the kitchen not behind the hob. However they are going behind a sink. tile size is 7.5cm x 20cm please appreciate any help.
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    600x300 floor tile ,how flat for 1/4 bond

    Hi all, mostly done smaller wall tiles in the past so just wondering how flat a 600x300 floor tile needs to be for it to be ok for 1/4 bond pattern. I have been told if not perfectly flat not to do half bond due to lipping issues. The tiles are decent rectified porcelain 10mm but not "perfectly...
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    shower over bath

    hi all im a diy tiler and have done a few small tile jobs but this will be a first for me im fitting a new bath and shower over the bath and have the following questions after i strip off the old tiles i undertand i need to waterproof the walls around th bath [tanking] the walls are plastered...
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    Intensify grout colour for Porcelain tile patio

    I used Nexus Projoint Mid Grey Porcelain grout on our patio and it hasn't come out quite as dark as I would like. I should have gone for the darker grey, the mid grey looked great initially but its almost exactly the same colour as the tiles now that it's cured. It looks great when it's wet...
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    Tile prep advice

    Hi what would you recommend in regards to prep a shuttered exterior wall prior to tiling? Over boarding not a option
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    Large tile cutter advice

    Hi all I was wondering if anyone could get me any advice on which tile cutter to go for please 🤞 I have been pondering for a while to buy myself a large tile cutter as the tiles keeps getting larger by the year I am torn between the Rubi slim system with a breaker or maybe a Razor 63” or any...
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    Tile Boards to Masonry wall

    Hi all. Am currently replacing bathroom wall tiles. Walls are a mixture of stud and masony. Taking off the old tiles resulted in replacing the old plasterboard with STS tile boards. All done. Coming to masony wall behing the toilet, a little of the plaster has come away from this wall. It says...
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    Tiling on tile

    I know tiling onto tile is a thing of contention, however in current times I cannot choose to be picky about jobs. I would like some honest advice on primers and adhesive.
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    Porcelanosa tile cleaning

    We are refitting our Ensuite shower room. The tiles we are thinking of are Porcelanosa Silver Image 33x100. We are wondering whether these will get dirty with soap scum or chalk out of the hard water (we have a water softener, but it doesn't make the water perfectly soft) and how easy they are...
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    I'm Looking For This Tile H&R Johnson border tile

    Can anyone help me with this - I need 4 or 5 border tiles 6" x 3" (150mm x 75mm) like the attached picture - cream with a burgundy pattern. They are about 25 to 30 years old. Thank you in advance!
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    Adhesive Best tile adhesive to use on schluter

    Hi, Can anyone recommend a good tile adhesive for bonding a schluter pre formed shower tray to a timber suspended floor. I asked Schluter and they recommended using Ardex S27 for the adhesion of the tray and X77 for tiling on Kerdi board. Trouble is none of the tile shops local to me stock...
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    Tile levelling 10cm x 20cm

    I've recently done my first full bathroom tile using 30cm x 60cm tiles and a levelling system which was superb in getting a flat finish with no lippage. I'm doing a second install but with 10cm x 20cm tiles, should I use a levelling system and if so any recommendations on brand? If a levelling...
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    Tile preparation tools

    Hi Guys, It's my first post here so I am not sure if I am in the right forum, but here goes nothing; I am currently in a design project in which we try to design tools that aid tilers to do their work a little healthier. I am especially interested in the preparation process (think making...
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    Cement Tile Installation Issue

    Hi All, Any advice would be much appreciated as to how I can remedy the attached green cement tiles. They have changed colour. Have been sealed with Topps Fila Sealer and not grouted as yet. Ive attached an image of them as laid, with the other picture the unsealed/unfitted out of the box...
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    Best tile adhesive for Heavy Terrazzo tiles On wall

    I am installing heavy terrazzo tiles (size 400mm x400mm, and 20mm thick) onto lower part of bathroom wall up to height of 1200mm and also on the bathroom floor. They weigh 48kg/m2!. I am using the approriate backer boards on the floor and wall. But I am unsure as to the best adhesive to use...
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