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 Post subject: Replacing fallen tiles
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:02 pm 
I have to replace number of tiles in my wet room on ground floor. Please see photo. The extension was done in 2006 so not happy tiles coming of so soon.
As in the pic the wall is plaster, do I need to apply PVA or anything else to ensure adhesion of new tiles? I am using ready made adhesive as in photo.
Also the vinyl flooring and trim in that area is loose,as in ...

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 Post subject: Leaking shower
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:19 pm 
Hello,
The sealant in my shower is split and clearly leaking because a couple of my tiles have gone dark, presumably because they're soaking up water. I can repair the sealant but I'm not sure what to do about the tiles. Will they dry out if I repair the sealant? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Help - How to test I'm getting the right adhesion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:31 am 
Hi all,

I just found that unlike before my primer started peeling off the tiles below when doing the final wipe preparing to tile...so I decided to test a piece laid 48hours ago which came up undamaged with a screwdriver (well it chipped a bit but didn't need much force). Now I probably didn't do it as well as some as it's an edging piece but, although a bit has peeled the primer off (the ...

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 Post subject: Rapid-set Tile adhesive + Workability
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:02 pm 
Just curiosity really

When using rapid-set tile adhesive and the workability starts to go off, can you add water to increase workability time?
I usually dump it but wondering if its always necessary and maybe could squeeze about 10-15mins out of it?

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 Post subject: tile adhesive not set 3 days later
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:56 am 
What a pain in the @ss!

i have tiled up a window reveal and I noticed that the tile adhesive has not set yet. I haven't grouted it in yet so I can see adhesive is soft like putty. Will it harden up over time? Some tiles I can still push down into the adhesive.

I just noticed the adhesive is out of date (just bought it last week from builders depot). Do I have ...

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 Post subject: Tiling over floor tiles - can it overload a floor
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:53 pm 
I'm hoping it's a bit of a rhetorical question but I am currently tiling my whole flat here in Spain with some ceramic floor tiles (16kg/m2). I know this isn't best practice but the old tiles are (other than 2 tiles in 100 m2 of flat ) all intact and solidly down despite being 1968 - they are mortared into the concrete floor directly and are compressed together without graut and level so make a ...

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 Post subject: Tiling Advice
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:58 am 
We have 26sqm to cover with a 600 x 300 porcelain tile, on a freshly laid Flowcrete screed.

http://www.brett.co.uk/documents/pdfs/concrete/flowing%20screed%20overview%20leaflet.pdf

I am looking to complete the tiling myself but am lloking for advice on which products to buy.

First off, is anti fracture membrane required, and if so any recommdenations?

Could anybody recommend a suitable adhesive and grout?

Looking at using a 12mm square shape trowel, seem adequate?

http://www.tradetiler.com/products/trowels/notched-trowels/rubi-stainless-steel-12-x-12mm-notched-trowel.html

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 Post subject: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:45 pm 
Hi all I need to replace tiles around a window reveal. i have half a box of the original tiles. Is there anyway to get a similar product? Is there some website one can check?

I checked a few stores but no luck so far

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 Post subject: Cracked Grout
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:15 pm 
Yes, the age old question. I have a tiled hallway and between the tiles and the draught excluder of the front door, the grout has cracked as in the attached image. Any ideas of what I can do to resolve this problem?

Cheers

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 Post subject: Garage Conversion - what flooring to use for tiling onto?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:45 pm 
Hi,

We're in the process of converting our garage into a kitchen/dining room. The back of the space was originally a separate utility room and we've knocked though. The floor in the garage has has a damproof course, insulation and joists. The utility room has a concrete floor.

I'm wondering what is the best product to lay on the joists in order to tile on top of the whole lot? I've read some things saying ...

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