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    Tiling on suspended timber floor

    I'm looking for some advice, I'm planning to tile the hall floor of my 1st floor flat (approx. 8m²), the existing floorboards are a bit knackered as it's an old (1870's) building. I was planning to lift and remove the existing floorboards, brace the joists with 2x8 at regular centres and at the...
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    Suspended Timber Floor Tile Prep

    Hey guys, I normally post over in diynot for general DIY but wrt tiling over timber I need some specialist advice... I've recently replaced a very bouncy/squeaky subfloor constructed out of 4x2 (unknown grade) @ 16ish centers on a 2 course sleeper wall (sleeper at either end and mid span @...
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    springy timber floor prep

    Ive been to see a large living room kitchen area ( knocked through) but the floor is quite springy. Its 15mm floorboards but there are quite a few sections of scrappy board ( 1 mtr lenghts) Im worried 6mm overboarding will not take out the bounce. another tiler had suggested using Ditra...
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    Suspended timber floor. Foam Vs HB/NMP/A-Panel

    Standard suspended timber floor, regarding overboarding- do people consider the foam boards (wedi/Marmox/Jack0/Ducka etc) as good as the boards like Hardiebacker/NMP/Aquapanel etc. I’m asking this in relation to UFH and suspended timber ground floors where the insulating properties of the foam...
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    Suspended timber floor preparation.

    Hi I have a small cloakroom/bathroom 1.2m X 1.5m it's a suspended timber ground floor with the joists on sleeper walls. I want to tile in 600 X 600 11mm thick polished porcelain. What is best way to prepare the floor? I am taking the existing chipboard out. There is no underfloor heating. I...
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    Water UFH Suspended Timber Solution

    Hi, I'm currently renovating a house which has suspended timber flooring of 100mm joists. I am also extending the property which will have a concrete floor. I am wanting to install wet UFH in both areas and for the concrete floor I'm comfortable with the 100mm of insulation, pipes and screed...
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    Help with Timber Floor Preparation

    Hi, I am a old forum member from several years ago who has just signed up again. Like many others I did some tile training in Harlow and thought I could go out and become a tiler and I did quite a few jobs and they went okay. I enjoy tiling and I'm a bit of a perfectionist (good quality in a...
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    Adhesive Grout cracking

    Good morning all, Been to see a job and the grout on the bathroom and showroom floor is beginning to crack. It's on a timber floor with a decoupling membrane ( deco matting I think it is called ) There is a section not tiled and the matting seems well stuck.i asked to See to grout and it is...
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    Adhesive Tiling Over C16 Timber

    Hi, I am building a shower/wetroom frame with C16 timber type of wood. I plan to use either tiles or splash wall panel all over 10mm Marmox backing boards. My question is for the shower tray step, made of c16 timber and about 6 inches height. To save the Marmox space backing board, I wonder...
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    Tiling Timber Floors - Preferred Method?

    Hi all, I do a lot of my work for a bathroom fitting company and the fitters constantly discuss the best method for dealing with wooden floors. I was brought up on 9mm WBP screwed every 100mm and primed, but I am now leaning towards anti crack matting. Others use Kudos Aqua4ma or Hardibacker...
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    Preparing bath timber frame for tiling

    Hello (1st post!) I'm in the process of redoing my bathroom, and decided I'd like to have a tiled bath panel. The problem is - there is already a 2x2 timber frame there, which leaves less than 1cm between it and the edge of the bath. Previously there was a thin sheet of mdf as a bath panel. I...
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