1. M

    Tiling on walls after old tiles removed

    Do you think it would be ok to tile over this wall after the removal of the original tiles?
  2. J

    Should I Tank Rendered Brick Walls in Shower Area?

    Hi, I am installing a shower/wet room in an upstairs on suite. Shower tray will be installed and three walls tiled to form the shower area. All the walls are rendered/plastered brick. The floor is hardwood boarded with a 6mm OSB overlay. Do I need to tank the walls and floor with it being a...
  3. T

    Used wrong sized trowel for shower walls

    Good Evening, I installed 12x24 wall tile in my shower remodel. I realize now that I should have used a 1/2 x 1/2 trowel, but used a 1/4"x1/4" trowel. I back buttered and troweled each tile as well as the wall. I pullled up tiles every so often and always had good coverage of the back. The tiles...
  4. D

    Best option for fixing backer boards to masonry wall

    I'm redoing our bathroom and looking for some advice on tiling backer boards in relation to the external masonry walls. We're going to get a tiler in to do the actual tiling but I'm not sure how to prepare the walls. We have two internal 'paramount' walls (a separate headache for another day)...
  5. R

    Indoor terracotta tiles on painted, rendered exterior walls

    Hello, I have some lovely Mexican terracotta tiles (glazed on one side only) which are meant for interior use only. I am trying to work out if I can seal the tiles with something to make them frost proof, and then stick them to a rendered exterior wall that has been painted. This is not new...
  6. G

    Do I prime skimmed and bare plastered board walls before tiling?

    I have recently stripped the bathroom. I have 2 walls in non water area. One wall is new plasterboard and the other wall is skimmed plasterboard that I have managed to get most of the paint off though planing to use a 120grit orbiter to clean off any loose pain Both these walls will be tiled...
  7. Aethelweard

    Bathroom walls for diyer, new member

    Dear Tilers Hi all, I've just joined the forum. I am renovating my 30s semi. I am a diyer and I have just removed some original tiles from a 1932 bathroom in my house. They were in bad condition and cracked so had to go sadly. Thing is, I want to retile, probably porcelain. Underneath the tiles...
  8. G

    Installing Tile Backer Boards on Walls Outside in British Weather

    Hi Everyone thanks for having me on the this forum ill try not to break any rules. I am diyer these days but have 15+ years (in my past life) in the plastering and drylining trades. I have had to carry out extensive works in my garden this summer to install drainage to carry water away from a...
  9. V

    S2 Adhesive for 1200x600 porc tiles on backer board on timber walls

    I am planning to tile bathroom with large porcelain tiles 1200x600 over water-resistant backer boards ( 2 walls timber, 2 walls bricks ). Initially I bought mapei standard C2TE (after watching video recommendations and due to little experience I assumed it will be easier to manage with standard...
  10. F

    Wonky walls or bad tiling?

    We are currently in the process of having our bathroom refitted. We’ve been on holiday whilst he has been here but he has been able to contact us the entire time we’ve been away. He acknowledged that the tiles on the mirror wall are uneven but said that is due to the uneven walls behind. As...
  11. S

    Tanking shower walls and sealing around the existing shower tray

    I have just joined the forum and I'm hoping for some advice. I had a leak in my shower which now needs retiling. I have replaced the area of water damaged plasterboard with a sheet of aquapanel. The shower tray is remaining in place and I am now planning to tank/waterproof the three walls that...
  12. A

    Decor decision for my walls

    Hey guys. What canvas better to choose for home decor?
  13. SamCotton

    LVT Tiles on Walls in a Bathroom

    Hi guys, has anyone had experience with installing LVT on bathroom walls? Is it a sensible idea to install in a shower cubical?
  14. B

    Out of plumb walls help.

    Hi I’m fitting a Nova Frameless 1000 x 800 Sliding Door Shower Enclosure with a low profile shower tray that you lay on sand and cement. I’ve fitted Some aqua boards and where I’m fitting the enclosure the walls are slight out of plum by about 10-15mm. I’ve already primed the walls with Mapei...
  15. M

    Powdered wall tile adeshive stud walls

    If tilling a plasterboarded stud wall am I ok with normal powdered adeshive or do I need flexible thanks.
  16. N

    When to apply grout to shower walls & floor and bathroom floor tiles

    Hello, I'm renovating my 2nd floor master bath. I'm about to lay down tile in three areas... on the shower floor first, then the his and her side bathroom floors, and finally the shower walls - in that order. My question is... Should i grout immediately after each tiled area's mortar it...
  17. P

    Tiling over tiles with lippage.

    Hi all. Advice would be appreciated on whether I should use some sort of levelling compound to even out irregular lippage on the existing tiles before I start, or whether I should be okay with back buttering or otherwise increasing/ decreasing the height of adhesive whenever I encounter a...
  18. Dan

    Sick of seeing this plastic rubbish stuck on walls!!

    Starting to get fed up of the plastic boarding I keep seeing on walls in bathrooms and shower rooms at mates, in hotels, in pubs and even airport lounge now! The amount of times I see it used as a 'sod it lets just stick some boarding over this and get paid and gone' product rather than...
  19. R

    Prep on walls masonry, stud, moistureboard and skimmed plaster

    I need help on what prep I need to do. I have read on the forums here and I seem to be going round in circles. I have a small bathroom which is stripped back to the following. wall 1 - masonry red brick wall 2 - masonry red brick wall 3 - part stud wall with top 1/4 moistureboard attached...
  20. D

    I have some Riva ceramic subway tile that has hairline cracks running down my walls

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