tiling

  1. H

    Poor external tiling... Next steps?

    Hi all A driveway and patio contractor just laid my 56m2 patio using 1000x500x20 Italian porcelain tiles. It looks terrible, but the contractor says it's fine for a patio. The tile supplier and Larsen rep both took a look and agree that it's not fit for purpose. Both suggested a TTA inspection...
  2. A

    Bathroom tiling

    Hi, we have been doing up our house but had a bathroom fitter in for that room. Some of the white tiles have discoloured- see photos of before (all same shade, same batch numbers etc), and see after with ‘darker’ white tiles behind shower fittings and lower down near tray. Is this a leak? If so...
  3. J

    DIY Tiling on masonry

    Hi folks, Is it possible to tile straight onto a masonry emulsion painted wall. The render and skim on the wall is sound. I am asking with regards to above my kitchen worktop and around a shower Thanks in advance Jim
  4. 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...
  5. A

    New to tiling

    Hi all, I'm new to tiling, but fairly practical. In the process of creating an en suite and wanting to ensure I do it all right - especially the tiling!
  6. Mapei UK Marketing

    Mapei Ceramic Training Course

    Due to a late cancellation we now have places available for our ceramic products training course this Thursday (11th July). We are also offering a 'Forum members only' day for you guys on 15th August, but if you can't make that day and are free on Thursday, you're more than welcome. The course...
  7. 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...
  8. M83T

    Bathroom tiling adhesive and clips advice. advice and

    I have been asked to tile my cousins bathroom and it will be my first time using 300x 600 ceramic for the wall. The tiles are going on a skimmed wall which is in good nick, can anybody reccomend a decent slow setting adhesive to use for this please. And also is it worth using clips to get them...
  9. T

    New to the tiling game

    Hi guys. I’m new to the tiling industry. Just setting up a new business and looking forward to the change in career ! I’ll be looking for advice from you all in the future. It looks like there is lots of good guys on here. I tiled my first floor on Wednesday. Any comments would be much...
  10. R

    Tiling painted bathroom wall

    I am re tiling a bathroom, have re plasterboarded all but this one wall as this one wall has no tiles on, just paint, not sure exactly what type of paint. Can I tile onto this painted plasterboard wall? If yes whats the best way to prepare the painted surface for the tiles? Any advice is much...
  11. S

    Tiling edge wrong?

    Hello, I had the bathroom refitted recently, and whilst I am happy overall with the tiling, I don't feel as if the finish on the edge is correct. I don't know anything about tiling, so wondered if somebody on here would be able to look at the photo and let me know please? The tiles finish part...
  12. Dan

    Photos of your work! - Professional Wall and Floor Tiling Pictures (2019 Public Thread)

    There's a thread in the arms that I thought should have some of the pics shared publicly. So here's the thread. Feel free to post away! :)
  13. G

    tile spacers for my new tiles

    Hello everyone, I am thinking of re-doing the tiles my living room. I've got 600x300 tiles and I'd like to know if it's acceptable to use 4mm tile spacers. I read some of the previous threads and noticed that most people prefer to use 3mm spacers for floor tiles, so I am starting to think that I...
  14. Nicobond

    Nicobond Tiling Solutions Roadshow

    Join the Nicobond and Rubi team as we partner for a series of innovative and informative tiling product demonstrations designed for the professional tiling contractor. Don't miss out on a morning of exclusive roadshow deals on Nicobond adhesives, grouts, screeds and tiling solution products...
  15. Nicobond

    Nicobond Tiling Solutions Roadshow

    Join the Nicobond and Rubi team as we partner for a series of innovative and informative tiling product demonstrations designed for the professional tiling contractor. Don't miss out on a morning of exclusive roadshow deals on Nicobond adhesives, grouts, screeds and tiling solution products...
  16. A

    DIY Tiling screened in porch on concrete

    Hello! A question about prepping a concrete slab to apply tile. Looking at the picture (sorry, for some reason I can't seem to have it properly rotated), there are thin expansion joints that were put in when the concrete was poured. Do I need to fill those in before tiling or will the thin set...
  17. T

    Tiling on a small subsidence crack

    I have been to quote a job today, 35m2 in a kitchen, but they have a slight diagonal crack in the floor which I believe to be a subsidence crack, is there anyway to get around this or stay away from the job? Cheera
  18. Balloo

    is tiling the most difficult of all the trades

    This is the topic on site today , and obviously everyone protested their trade is the most difficult but id love to here what you guys think .
  19. L

    Kitchen Floor tiling on Latex Self Levelling Compound

    Hi all, needed some advice. Can you fit kitchen floor tiles on a surface made level using a latex self levelling compound. Can you tile straight onto the latex levelled surface or would you need to do something else before laying the tiles. I hope i have been clear and if not apologies as this...
  20. Mapei UK Marketing

    Tilers Forum Members Only - Mapei Ceramic Training Course

    Our ceramic products training course, held at the brand new Mapei Academy training facility and run by our award winning training team, will give you an overview of the products and services offered by Mapei UK. It will also give you the opportunity to see behind the scenes taking you on a...
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