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 Post subject: Cavities in shower tile grout
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:14 am 
Hello all,

I have holes in the grout in my shower. I'm worried that water might be getting in and causing damage to the plasterboard underneath. Should I do something about it? As you can see it's not a very pretty shower so looks are not important for the time being. Those tiles will have to come off one day. But in the meanwhile should I do something about those holes? And if so what ...

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 Post subject: Dirty Grout - Fixing
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:49 pm 
Hi All,

I could really do with some help and advice please. I am finally trying to fix my grout so it looks brilliant white again and I have done so in my kitchen using the UniBond Grout Reviver. This worked well in the kitchen because the grout wasn't as bad. I have tried using the same in the bathroom but the grout is in a very bad condition and I will need like 5-10 ...

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 Post subject: Aquaseal on Moisture resistant plasterboard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:07 pm 
Has anyone used the Aquaseal waterproofing kit on green moisture resistant plasterboard prior to tiling ?


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 Post subject: Tiling over existing bathroom laminate flooring
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:50 pm 
Now don't slaughter me, but if the layout/ contents of the bathroom makes removing the laminate quite tricky, would screwing down the laminate boards avoid the "floating floor" problems (which I understand & appreciate)?

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 Post subject: Advice needed.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm 
One of the kids has had a kitchen done by another family member and it is an awful job from start to finish (another story) they are now thinking about the tiling. During the fit a suid wall was installed and boarded with ply then painted with emilshion with the joints taped and easyfilled , I think...... the units were then fitted on all four walls if that makes sence

I don't know what spacing ...

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 Post subject: Re-grout required or fix possible?
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:47 am 
Hi, First post on these forums so apologies for any lapses in etiquette.

Bathroom window above bath/shower has developed a thin crack along the top of the tiles on grout line. Top three tiles have slight movement at the top of tiles. I'm guessing some water has made its way back there causing the issue. My question is how serious 'could' this be? I appreciate without being there taking a look advice is difficult. I ...

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 Post subject: Tiling outdoor
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:29 am 
Hi guys, just looking for some advice before I start a diy job.

I’m going to tile the steps leading up to our front door. I’ve bouught tiles, adhesive and grout which all say they are suitable for outdoor use. I know my grouting has to be perfect to stop water getting under and cracking when it freezes.

Any tips/advice I might have missed?

On the corner of each step would you use edging strips ...

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 Post subject: Porcelain or luxury vinyl tiles with underfloor heating?
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:31 pm 
Hi, first post so be gentle. Also, sorry if this isn't the right board.

We're having an extension done with a new kitchen/living/dining room that will have underfloor heating. We were all set to have porcelain tiles but a few people have sung the praises of LVT to us.

We went to a friends house today who have had similar work done and found their tiled floor to be a bit cold underfoot (heating wasn't ...

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 Post subject: Bathroom Tiles Cracking
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:34 am 
Hello all,

I had my bathroom refitted this time last year with metro tiles placed across three of the four walls.

Unfortunately hairline cracks started to appear on around 20+ tiles across the three walls within a few months.

The guy who fitted my bathroom suggested that the issue could have happened for a number of reasons, such as weight from the loft on the bathroom or the stud wall not being strong enough. He ...

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 Post subject: Dates on powdered materials - grout.
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:32 pm 
Now I know that plaster is dated and if used too old, goes off too quick - as does filler, which isn't dated. I also know that builders merchants do not accept returns of powdered materials such as lime & cement, presumably because they don't know how it has been stored.

I'm about to return two bags of Mapei grout to S/Fix as not required on the job, well within their 30 day refund scheme ...

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