Tilers' Talk Tilers' Talk Sun, 03 Jan 2021 02:17:54 +0000 Sun, 03 Jan 2021 02:17:54 +0000 Screwfix Community Forum /forums/tilers-talk.2012/ Hi really need your help! 3inchx8inch joists @ 350mm centres ..18mm chipboard good for tiles Sat, 02 Jan 2021 12:45:11 +0000 /threads/hi-really-need-your-help-3inchx8inch-joists-350mm-centres-18mm-chipboard-good-for-tiles.233179/ /threads/hi-really-need-your-help-3inchx8inch-joists-350mm-centres-18mm-chipboard-good-for-tiles.233179/ invalid@example.com (Johndiy1) Johndiy1
Refurb project. joists replaced, they aren’t small at 3inchx8 inch @ 350mm centers. joists coveredwith 18mm tongue and grove chipboard.

We are looking to cover 18mm chip with ditra mat or backer board. My question will the 18mm chipboard be ok with tiles. The entire flat will have tiles including the wet room.

What would you go for ditra or backer taking into consideration the 18mm ply.

18mm chipboard was picked, as it had the acoustic the membrane on the...

Hi really need your help! 3inchx8inch joists @ 350mm centres ..18mm chipboard good for tiles]]>
Tiling bathroom floor help Tue, 29 Dec 2020 22:03:48 +0000 /threads/tiling-bathroom-floor-help.233367/ /threads/tiling-bathroom-floor-help.233367/ invalid@example.com (hollyb96) hollyb96
Tiling bathroom floor help]]>
Unsure about Tiling Job - Redo or Accept? Tue, 29 Dec 2020 15:22:46 +0000 /threads/unsure-about-tiling-job-redo-or-accept.233339/ /threads/unsure-about-tiling-job-redo-or-accept.233339/ invalid@example.com (Tino Musiiwa) Tino Musiiwa
First our tiler recommended we disregard our Durabase and tile directly onto our chipboard subfloor even though they creaked. The night before the job he said he'd check for movement and apply if necessary for free. On the day he only used PVA on the subfloor and stuck the Durabase directly onto it. Is this normal practice?

We chose a white grout since our tiles where brilliant...

Unsure about Tiling Job - Redo or Accept?]]>
Dot and dab walls before tiling? Sat, 26 Dec 2020 17:53:44 +0000 /threads/dot-and-dab-walls-before-tiling.233256/ /threads/dot-and-dab-walls-before-tiling.233256/ invalid@example.com (Jason12321) Jason12321 2 Mini Metro Bevel Tile Silicone Finish Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:31:38 +0000 /threads/mini-metro-bevel-tile-silicone-finish.227061/ /threads/mini-metro-bevel-tile-silicone-finish.227061/ invalid@example.com (Denus313) Denus313
I have recently finished installing a mini metro tile (150x75) backsplash in my kitchen. I am looking for the neatest way to finish with silicon where the tile meets the worktop.
I do have a silicone kit with the special attachment for bevelled tiles but it doesn’t finish the job as well as I would like. Any ideas or guidance would be much welcomed.
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floor tiling onto a bitumen based waterproof liquid applied membrane Sun, 20 Dec 2020 12:50:17 +0000 /threads/floor-tiling-onto-a-bitumen-based-waterproof-liquid-applied-membrane.233053/ /threads/floor-tiling-onto-a-bitumen-based-waterproof-liquid-applied-membrane.233053/ invalid@example.com (mjouk) mjouk
I want to floor tile a basement.

The floor is a screed layer.

We want to stop moisture from the ground rising to the top of the screed and damaging the tiles and tile adhesive.

So we have bought a bitumen based waterproof liquid applied membrane to paint onto the screed.

Has anyone tiled over this stuff?

Or is tiling onto the screed enough to create a water proof barrier?

Bathroom Tiling - Old Render - How To Prep & Stuff Sat, 19 Dec 2020 07:37:31 +0000 /threads/bathroom-tiling-old-render-how-to-prep-stuff.232992/ /threads/bathroom-tiling-old-render-how-to-prep-stuff.232992/ invalid@example.com (HugeWesty) HugeWesty Hi, I'm having a row of bathroom tiles installed (haven't got enough for full refurb). I will scrape the old adhesive before the tiler comes. I have 3 questions that I'd appreciate thoughts on.

1. Should I apply Mapei G primer the day before the tiler? (I have some left over from floor work). I am concerned the old render is very, very dry. When I had plastering done on an old render wall - it dried super quick and cracked.

2. Also I was going to get quick set adhesive and...

Bathroom Tiling - Old Render - How To Prep & Stuff]]>
Tiling job - redo or accept? Sun, 13 Dec 2020 18:49:45 +0000 /threads/tiling-job-redo-or-accept.232793/ /threads/tiling-job-redo-or-accept.232793/ invalid@example.com (Maria M) Maria M
Tiling job - redo or accept?]]>
Tiling quote - rip off? Sun, 13 Dec 2020 11:34:22 +0000 /threads/tiling-quote-rip-off.232318/ /threads/tiling-quote-rip-off.232318/ invalid@example.com (bigbarryfatbaps) bigbarryfatbaps
Had a quote to tile 48m2 (excluding tiles)

Remove existing floor areas (mostly carpet, some tiles in kitchen, laminate in dining room) and Levelling floors £1100
Laying tiles £1360
Adhesive and Grout £480
Levelling compound £460

Total £3400.

On top of that prowarm electric underfloor heating :
Thermo boards throughout
Levelling compound to cover mats

Seems pretty expensive to me, what do you think?]]>
Methylated spirit when sealing? Fri, 11 Dec 2020 22:47:34 +0000 /threads/methylated-spirit-when-sealing.232628/ /threads/methylated-spirit-when-sealing.232628/ invalid@example.com (Stuart Melvin) Stuart Melvin
Im sealing the base of my toilet pan and stupidly forgot to clean it first. So I have put a thin bead under the pan (it needed shimming cos floor is a tad uneven). Now I want to clean with meth spirit and do the proper bead. My questions are:

1. Will this be ok or will the spirit breakdown the existing bead? Should I remove that first?

2. How long do you wait for the spirit to evaporate before siliconing?

Tiles Fri, 11 Dec 2020 16:44:35 +0000 /threads/tiles.232699/ /threads/tiles.232699/ invalid@example.com (Sandra Elsey) Sandra Elsey 12 Advice needed with a very difficult tiler! :( Thu, 10 Dec 2020 21:50:33 +0000 /threads/advice-needed-with-a-very-difficult-tiler.232702/ /threads/advice-needed-with-a-very-difficult-tiler.232702/ invalid@example.com (morzackle) morzackle
We have employed a tiler to do our bathroom and floor tiles. We bought the tiles ourselves from a tile supplier. We measured the room prior to getting the tiles. When the tiler turned up we asked him if there were enough tiles. He looked briefly at the boxes and said yes.

When the day came to starting the job, he said that there were not enough tiles for the floor. Frustratingly, we went and bought 3 more packs on his advice (£50 each). The tiler delayed until the extra tiles...

Advice needed with a very difficult tiler! :(]]>
Quartz tiles Thu, 10 Dec 2020 20:47:35 +0000 /threads/quartz-tiles.232701/ /threads/quartz-tiles.232701/ invalid@example.com (Craig33) Craig33 Best way to tile my bathroom Mon, 07 Dec 2020 16:24:29 +0000 /threads/best-way-to-tile-my-bathroom.232527/ /threads/best-way-to-tile-my-bathroom.232527/ invalid@example.com (Shiv182) Shiv182
Best way to tile my bathroom]]>
Epoxy grout recommendations Sun, 06 Dec 2020 22:23:42 +0000 /threads/epoxy-grout-recommendations.232522/ /threads/epoxy-grout-recommendations.232522/ invalid@example.com (Youngboots177) Youngboots177
I am just looking for some advice or recommendations about using and sourcing epoxy resin.

Currently we have large light grey porcelain tiles down throughout our house but they were laid around 10mm apart at joints. We put light grey BAL grout down, sealed it all but within a couple of weeks the high traffic areas (pretty much it all) went a dark brown colour. I've replaced it twice now in the last year or so and every time it does the same thing.

To be honest we just want to RIP it...

Epoxy grout recommendations]]>
Grout has scratched gloss tiles Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:36:33 +0000 /threads/grout-has-scratched-gloss-tiles.232340/ /threads/grout-has-scratched-gloss-tiles.232340/ invalid@example.com (Gavlarr) Gavlarr 7 Tile splash back behind sink Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:19:50 +0000 /threads/tile-splash-back-behind-sink.232363/ /threads/tile-splash-back-behind-sink.232363/ invalid@example.com (C00per) C00per
Tile splash back behind sink]]>
Shower sealing Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:37:04 +0000 /threads/shower-sealing.232297/ /threads/shower-sealing.232297/ invalid@example.com (C00per) C00per 8 Jigsaw with diamond blade? Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:34:12 +0000 /threads/jigsaw-with-diamond-blade.232313/ /threads/jigsaw-with-diamond-blade.232313/ invalid@example.com (I-Man) I-Man
Quick Google search later and found they are available, so has anyone used them and what are your opinions, pros/cons?]]>
How does this layout look? Tue, 01 Dec 2020 22:31:24 +0000 /threads/how-does-this-layout-look.232243/ /threads/how-does-this-layout-look.232243/ invalid@example.com (Maria M) Maria M 3