tiling

  1. L

    My 1st Job Preparation

    Preparation Hi I’m looking to tile my bathroom and I’m just wondering if I can tile straight onto these walls once I scrape off the loose adhesive and plaster or does it need to be rebounded? Also I’m tiling the whole way up do I need to remove the emulsion paint it seems stuck well to the...
  2. B

    Tiling and walk in shower help

    Hi! we recently bought a new build property and all bathrooms have been tiled fully. The kitchen through to the orangery also has large floor tiles. The tiler has done an awful job. Lots of chipped tiles, dirty grout marks all over the tiles, missing grout and uneven tiles. A major issue too is...
  3. M

    Tiling over removed wall

    Hi, I’ve taken down an interior wall that reveals a dpm. I need to tile over this area. What should I do with this to get the prep right?
  4. R

    tiling on timber with ufh

    Hi Ive been browsing your forums over the years looking for guidance for odd tiling DIY tasks, and the advice I have read has been very helpful. Im currently planning to have my ground floor tiled with 600x600 porcelain tiles, with wet underfloor heating. The main two house rooms are fully...
  5. Dan

    Register your tiling business with our new website please

    Hello lads and ladies, I've been working on a new website. www.FreeRatedTraders.com. It's a directory but it will come with some awesome features and it's well optimised. I'm aiming for a check-a-builder and mytrader type website, but free for both the customers and the tradesepeople. I need...
  6. TF Bot (Alan)

    3 Brilliant Tiling Courses to Consider During Current Lockdowns: Blog from TilersForums.co.uk

    Let’s Talk Tiling Courses Let’s talk about Tiling Courses and Tiling Training. To see what they involve and what type of people might be booking on some right now. But first. A bit about me. I’m Dan. I own the forum, and much bigger forums in the construction industry, and a lot of blogs, some...
  7. TF Bot (Alan)

    Find a Tiler | Find a Local Tiler | Find Trusted Tilers: Blog from TilersForums.co.uk

    Find a Tiler with our new website that we’re working on. It’s in Beta stages right now, we have some test listings on it. If you’re a friend of Tilers Forums then you’ll know that over the years we’ve attempted to do this a few times and although some worked for a bit, most didn’t. […] Continue...
  8. E

    Poor preparation for shower wall tiling?

    Who is at fault here? Our builders built a stud wall and secured backer board to it. Our tiler then proceeded to tile onto it. We had multiple tiles crack along one vertical line where the two backer boards met. Upon removing tiles, one backer board was only secured with 6 screws and there were...
  9. Nicobond

    Fancy £1k worth of tiling gear?

    One lucky tiler will win in excess of £1000 worth of Nicobond adhesives, grouts, screeds and tiling solutions for Christmas! 1000kg’s of Professional Nicobond Tile Adhesives 100kg’s of Professional Nicobond Flexible Grouts 100kg of Nicobond Professional Tilers Screed 40ltrs of Nicobond PVA...
  10. W

    Poor Tiling Job - Advice Needed Please

    Hi there, I had an en-suite tiled in July 2017, we noticed a leak in the hallway in December 2019 and found it was coming from the en-suite shower. I've added some pictures to show the damage, but in summary: Walls were not primed or tanked before tiling Tiler has used dot and dab technique...
  11. S

    Is this a bad tiling job?

    Hi guys, I’m new here. I’m a landlord and I have been in the process of getting some work done at a property. One of the jobs was a new kitchen with a tile splash back. I opted this time to go for a higher end price for the full kitchen job, so my expectations were high. I don’t know whether to...
  12. A

    Tiling pattern

    I'm tiling some fairly standard tiles - 60w by 30h round the bathroom. The last tile on the corner is 20cm so do I make the next tile 40 cm and continue round the room? I have started in the middle of one wall (bath wall) and am moving round the room. It made sense but I just wanted to double...
  13. TF Bot (Alan)

    PVA vs Primers: Blog from TilersForums.co.uk

    People, and certainly plasterers (who are murder for it) tend to think and use PVA glue as a primer when tiling walls. If you're tiling over plaster or plasterboard and wish to separate the tile adhesive (which may be cement-based) from the plaster (which causes issues; cement and plaster don't...
  14. J

    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.
  15. P

    How's My Tiling? Bad tiling?

    I’m having a kitchen fitted and tiled. I wondered what people’s thoughts are on the attached......is it acceptable or should I ask for it to be re done? The rest of the job I should pretty good
  16. MarbleArt

    Starting tiling company

    I'm looking to basically generate decent work for myself and a few good lads I know as we're looking to target our works and maximize our.earners. It's been a while since I was running a firm. I used the CIS 25 vouchers back then, taxed 18% at source on labour, so pretty simple. I'd get the...
  17. O

    Victorian Tiling tips?

    Subfloor reinforced, cement boards stuck and screwed and taped down. I’ve drawn the pattern and Practice laid the border and pattern tiles. My Question is . Should I tile down the border or the inner pattern first when tiling ? Just wondering which is best and if there is a reason to doing one...
  18. Kilo

    Another tiling job gone wrong.

    So, I bought my first home with my wife after saving for about 10 years and have been thrown down the proverbial well by a trader! I am asking for peoples opinions on what course of action to take. I agreed with the trader to fully tile my ensuite and after confronting them about the work not...
  19. C

    External tiling with porcelain - norcros rock-tite?

    We are looking at laying 20mm porcelain tiles outside. I am a bit confused over the different laying methods. Our landscaper is suggesting using hard core, then a scalping base, then 4:1 mix sharp sand and cement mix. Would this be ok? I was wondering if they need to be on a fully cured...
  20. M

    Adhesive Advice for tiling bathroom

    Hello there, Im newbie in terms of DIY, my wife wanted to do refurb of bathroom so here we are. Her uncle is helping me out however i think he want to do it with low / no effort option. We have tiles 60x30 to be laid on 3 walls in bathroom. And my thinking is we should make walls even before...
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