1. Dan

    How to use a tile levelling system for walls

    How to use a tile levelling system for walls
  2. J

    Pictures Studs not where I need them

    So, I've removed all the tiles and plasterboard to find I can't reboard as the studs won't be correctly located on the 'back' wall. Advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  3. J

    Boarding walls with homelux sheets

    I've been told I can use homelux boards as a tilebacker board for walls! Is this correct?
  4. H

    Preparation Making walls good

    I am looking for some advise on how to best prepare bathroom wall for tiling. I removed and bricked up window and will be looking for a tiler to come and re-tile the walls around the bath. Should I strip back to brick and fix backer boards to bricks/thermalite blocks? Or should I just...
  5. M

    New to the game, and needing help

    Hey guys and gals, I'm Michael and I'm new to the game. Looking for any and all experience in the Manchester area as well as any hints, tips or tricks you guys can offer to a newbie Thanks Michael
  6. L

    Preparation Adding moisture board to walls for tiling

    Hello all. I am after some advice. I am doing a bathroom job and have discovered that the walls are made of corrugated cardboard with plasterboard either side and then more plasterboard dot and dabbed onto this using multi finish. This extra layer has been removed and I want to add green...
  7. J

    Mapecoat I24 - Tanking to shower walls

    I'm thinking of using this to tank walls prior to tiling for a shower (tray going below). Walls have been bonded level and skimmed with multi. MAPECOAT I 24 - https://www.mapei.com/za/en/products-and-solutions/lines/products/detail/mapecoat-i-24 Has anyone used this and can confirm it can be...
  8. J

    Adhesive Porcelain 600mm x 600mm. Same adhesive for floor and walls?

    Looking for some adhesive advice... DIY bathroom job, 600 x 600 porcelain tiles 26kg per sq metre plus weight of adhesive (pick my Sigma 3c3m up tomorrow). Tiles going on floor and halfway up walls both on 6mm hardie backer (unless plaster board will take weight of tiles going up the wall...
  9. N

    Bathroom Prep Help - Skimmed Walls

    Hi All, I have spent all day reading the forum but thought it best to ask the question direct for some feedback. We have an ensuite in our new extension which we are tiling, however, the builder has skimmed the entire room and did so before I knew the weight limits on skimmed walls etc...
  10. Toogo0d

    Large format tiles onto plastered walls

    Hi All, Currently pricing up a bathroom for floor to ceiling tiles, the wall substrate is concrete block, bonding, new plaster where previous tiles were removed and painted original plaster. The tiles the customer has purchased are 600x400x0.8 porcelain, without looking i know that with the...
  11. P

    1200x600x10mm porc on walls

    I have never tiled a wall with anything bigger than 50x50cm porc., and have been putting it off since before Christmas. Any tips on tiling around my shower tray? Only 14 pieces portrait, 2 high, and the lower one will be cut down to 1000x600wide.
  12. NewbieTiler99

    Prime old plastered walls

    Evening all, Quick question on priming old walls. Original plaster is in reasonable condition, some minor imperfections etc. Do i need to prime the walls before tilling old plaster? Thanks!
  13. R

    Existing drill holes in walls

    Hi all, Got a tiler coming around this monday to fully tile the bathroom and was wondering.... I have: 2 x drill holes + raw plugs for electric shower 3 x drill holes + raw plugs for extractor fan 4 x drill holes + raw plugs for radiator brackets When tiling is done does the tiler make holes...
  14. P

    Cleaning travertine walls in shower cubicle

    Hi all I have a Roman shower cubicle tray which is made of a stone resin compound. The walls are unfilled travertine which desperately need cleaning. I have bought LTP Grimex, but I don't know if it's safe to use as it will undoubtedly come into contact with the shower tray. Does anyone know if...
  15. S

    My 1st Job Best Way to Fill Large-ish Joint Between Walls and Ceiling?

    I’ve made some slight measurement errors and ended up with a relatively large joint/gap between the top of my Hardiebacker board and the ceiling (see pic). The joint is 12mm at its widest. With the other walls, the joint was much smaller (~2-4mm) so I’ve been able to caulk those, but I’m not...
  16. Pritch

    Grout haze over walls and floor.

    Hi I've just finished grouting my porcelain tiles with a grey grout. I gave them a good sponge over but now they're drying there's grey haze over the tile. Do I just wait for the grout to dry then go over with sponge and water again or do I need some kind of acid based product? Thanks
  17. T

    I'm Looking For This Tile White bumpy and multi-shaded green tiles 10x10cm

    Hope to find the pictured tiles: the green/olive one Gres Catalan; 10x10 cm, different shades of green; product of Spain: the white bumpy tile is made in Brazil, also 10x10 cm; both types were bought 10-13 yrs ago at MBA Tiles and in Topps Tiles. We need 20 green tiles and 30 (or 50) white...
  18. J

    Bathroom Tiles on Walls Cracking- Any Ideas?

    Hi and thanks for letting me post on here. Sorry if this is a long post, trying to just do the main points as it's been a bit of a nightmare. The problem is with the wall tiles in our new bathroom. It was tiled last July with British Ceramic Tile V&A tiles. These are ceramic 152mm x 152mm. We...
  19. T

    Advice for a pretty simple bathroom floor & walls

    Hello, long time reader, first time poster. I'm getting a new bathroom suite and re-tiling the floor and walls and need advice as to the best way forward. I'm an experienced amateur having renovated a few properties over the years, simple bathrooms, kitchens toilets and the like with no...
  20. D

    Advice/clarification needed on preparing walls prior to tiling.

    Hi everyone, I need some clarification on wall prep before I begin tiling. I have tiled three rooms before over the years, but didn’t realise how much of a Pandora’s box tiling the bathroom would be! I have been looking on this forum for answers for a couple of weeks, there are lots of very...
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