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 Post subject: Gap between wall tiles and shower tray
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:07 pm 
Hi all

Need some advice.
Got burned slightly by a poor tiler. Firstly tells me at the end of the job he doesn't silicone because "I'm rubbish at it"

Further to this something which I have never seen before is he has left a bit of a gap between the wall tiles and shower tray. In some areas it's not so bad but in others it's quite large to a point I can get my ...

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 Post subject: Tile saw
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:57 am 
Can anyone advise as to a good saw to cut Travatine tiles?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 pm 
Procedure for grouting?
Is it :-

1. let tile adhesive cure for 24hrs.
2. Apply grout in criss cross fashion, forcing it into tile spaces.
3. Wait 10 - 15 mins.
4. Sponge of.
5. Then use a grout tool.
6 Sponge off again.
7. next day sponge off again then buff to remove any remaining residue.

Is the procedure correct and do Pro-Tilers not use a grouting tool or dowel etc just wipe grout ...

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 Post subject: Hump in wall
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:57 pm 
Im doing the bathroom stripped the old tiles off and the plaster looks in good shape tanked where the shower and bath are going tiled one wall (smallest) all good , getting set up on the next (largest wall) put a straight edge on it (long spirit level) and its got a huge bump in the middle maybe between a foot and 18 inches wide traveling maybe half way up the wall.... if i hold ...

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 Post subject: Insulated Dot and dab hole
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:03 am 

I'm in the process of removing and preparing to renew my ensuite. Planning to fully tile walls, but have removed the previous 'wet wall' boards to find a large hole has been created prior to their installation in order to move rad pipes. I dont know the easiest way to fill this in order to make it good for tiling, without cutting out a larger section and dot and dabbing new plasterboard on? Is ...

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 Post subject: Grouting in bathroom question
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:36 pm 
Hi All,

Recently had a bathroom installed and had BAL Jasmine colour grouted in. Hold our hands up its not the correct colour on our part and not the tilers fault. We thought it would look ok but its too creamy for our liking.

I was wondering if it would be possible to get a layer of grout on top of this and if it would bond to the current grout that has been just ...

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 Post subject: cost estimate for 11sqm kitchen floor.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:19 pm 
Kitchen is fairly square apart from 2 alcove for washing machine and refrigerator which I would want tile as well.

Looking to lay largish slabs 60cmx30cm, (if that makes any difference).

Would like to lay tile skirting as well.

I have used to get quotes and I received quotes of £500 for this job (not including cost of tiles). Seems a bit high, but to be fair these were VATTed construction firms providing quote. ...

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 Post subject: fixing granite/marble
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:14 pm 
I intend to use 20mm marble or granite to form a plinth for a fire place and want to put the same material on the face to give it some depth anyone recommend an adhesive to use on the vertical part of the plinth.
Hope I have made sense in my question :dunno:

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 Post subject: How to cut these floor tiles without any special tools?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:13 pm 
Hi all

I've just picked up some old floor tiles and need to cut them down to smaller sizes. They are going to be used in the garden beneath squashes, to keep them off the wet soil, so the cut does not need to be perfect in any way whatsoever. I just need to make them smaller.

I thought I might be able to score them and then break them. I just tried that and ...

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 Post subject: Strange oil on tiles?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:02 pm 
We've just moved into a cottage and noticed that no matter how many times we clean the tiles in the hallway these brown, oily patches keep coming back.. They don't have a smell and there are no visible leaks on the ceiling, from the radiator, windows etc.. We have used a few different cleaning products too but nothing stops it coming back.

It just looks strange that they seem to appear in the middle of ...

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