wall tiles

Tiles are usually thin, square or rectangular coverings manufactured from hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, baked clay, or even glass. They are generally fixed in place in an array to cover roofs, floors, walls, edges, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. In another sense, a tile is a construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games (see tile-based game). The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay.
Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex or mosaics. Tiles are most often made of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require more durable surfaces that will resist impacts.

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    Do my wall tiles have water ingress? (Photos)

    I have started to notice a wet pattern look on my Porcelanosa Marmol Carrara Blanco bathroom wall tiles. I have looked at unfitted tiles and I do not believe the grey ‘wet’ looking patches to be a part of the design. Quite a lot of tiles display this pattern but not all. Also they are scattered...
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    Seeking Wickes Sienna Light Peach 20x25 Wall Tiles

    Bit of a long shot, am looking for 6 x Wickes Sienna Light Peach 20 x 25 cm Wall Tiles SKU 230237, to patch up damaged area. Also if anyone has it's counterpart Dark Peach SKU 230239 & Verona Border SKU 232079, I'm happy to have.
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    Carpeted bathroom with wall tiles. Skirting board or not?

    Hi all, hoping for an advise pls for a bathroom work currently underway. Insurers are fixing a bathroom leak, part of which they are replacing wall marbrex panels with tiles. Done by a 3rd party who is actually doing the job. This is carpeted bathroom, with wall tiles, and skirting board, how it...
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    Which ultra fine grout for use on metallic wall tiles please?

    Your recommendations please guys for an ultra fine grout suitable for use on metallic wall tiles. Only got 4 30x30cm tiles to stick up on a cloackroom WC but have been told they will scratch easily if the wrong grout is used. Just after something suitable that can be purchased easily enough from...
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    Help with adhesive for porcelain wall tiles

    Can anyone advise if Mapei tile adhesive are any good. I have 305 x 76 porcelain tile to fit to wall tiles Will they be ok with this stuff ?
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    What adhesive for 600x600 porcelain wall tiles

    Evening all, I've got a job coming up soon in a bathroom, wall to ceiling around the bath then half way on remaining walls. The tiles are 600x600 porcelain 9mm thick and the substrate is skimmed plaster board. I'm looking for advice on what adhesive to use, I usually use kerakoll biogel no...
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    Sandy stuff under bathroom wall tiles!!??

    Hi everyone, first time here as a first time buyer in a flat where literally everything needs doing, and now I have no money, so DIY here I come! So I've started on the bathroom, and have been removing the wall tiles, and they've pretty much been falling off in big sections, coming off with...
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    Porcelanosa Florencia Blanco Wall Tiles

    Hi, I'm looking for a couple of Porcelanosa Florencia Blanco 20 x 31.6 cm wall tiles. Slight accident removing rusted screws when replacing shower cubicle ☹️ I know they are discontinued, but if anyone can help it would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Wall tiles on floor?

    Recently had tiles laid in new bathroom - even though I was sure I double checked everything the ones that have been put on the floor are only suitable was wall tiles. What’s the best thing to do moving foreword? Rip them up and replace or just see what happens?
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    Advice please - Spacer/Joint between wall tiles

    Are there any BS standards covering this please I have recently had 3 sides of a shower tiled, each side approx 750mm, tiles are 330 x 250 laid landscape and stacked, the tiler says he has used 2mm spacers, the ceramic tiles are good, square and flat out of the box. We have 2 vertical joints...
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    Wall Tiles on Floor??

    Hi Folks Wanted some advice and thoughts on using a wall tile on the floor. The floor is a newly screeded floor. The tile is a Porcelanosa ceramic tile 33.3 X 59.2mm (8.6mm thick) link to tile here The spec sheet doesn't tell me the COF Rating (as its sold as a wall tile). I know the general...
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    Ceramic wall tiles joining resin floor

    Hi all, I have had a resin floor fitted and I am now tiling the shower room. One thing that I am not too sure on is how to join the tiles with the resin floor, or literally leave as it as per the photo. The resin is not sealed so remains permeable, which allows any drainage and behind the tile...
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    Plain gloss white wall tiles question

    Hi all I'm new to tiling and am looking to start learning from working on my own projects. Am hoping to go for a similar effect to the attached image wall tiles on my own bathroom. These are Rectified white gloss ceramic 300 x 600. Running floor to ceiling for all but one feature wall. I...
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    Cracked Wall Tiles

    Hi had bathroom refurbished 4/5 years ago. A few years ago I noticed a vertical crack on tiles from ceiling down through 2.5 tiles. Looking today it’s actually through the rest of the third tile and there is a crack going off at an angle from original crack on top tile. Also on the top tile it’s...
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    600x330 mm Wall tiles

    I am looking to match some existing tiles which are 600 x 330 mm and I cannot find a stockist, can anyone help please?
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    Is a gap needed between shower tray and wall tiles?

    I'm sorry to be asking more questions, but I'm quite worried about my current tiler's work. After further inspecting his progress I note that the wall tiles are installed hard down onto the shower tray most of the way around the tray. Shouldn't there be at least a 2 mm gap between the tray and...
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    How to stick LVT Luxury Vinyl Tiles over ceramic WALL tiles

    Hi all, I've some 25x50cm 2.5mm thick vinyl tiles i need to stick over old (sound) shiny tiles in bathroom. Was looking at this stuff but it seems crazy pricey. Ultrabond Eco MS 4 LVT Wall Adhesive Has anyone any experience with doing this sort of job can weigh in and give me some advice please?
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    White brick effect porcelain wall tiles

    Hi guys, I have done a fair bit of DIY tiling but I'm unsure on the best way to go with these. Should i space between as usual or fit them tight for a very narrow grout? Also any recommendations on the grout to use? I'm trying to find the closest colour match to the tiles so it looks like a...
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    Loose wall tiles

    Hi all, I had my bathroom tiled about 5 months ago and yesterday I noticed cracking in the caulk around the window reveal. When I push on the tiles around it, it closes up the crack (even tiles further down), so looks like multiple tiles have debonded from the wall, almost like the wall is...
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    Hi short of 20 250 x 400 isodore white wall tiles LA50815 .made by

    Hi wonder if anyone can help .I need short of 20 wall tiles ,which as youve guessed have been discontinued.They were from Laura Ashley and marketed as ISODORE WHITE LA50815 (white tile with black floral design) i have attached a photo for identification..Thanks
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