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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:39 pm 
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Im looking to tile my kitchen and would like some advice on the tools and materials Ill need. The area is approx 7m2.Im going to tiling onto a wall that previously had tiles on.
These are the tiles I'll be using: http://www.toppstiles.co.uk/tprod46911/mokara-ivory-tile.html
Which type of adhesive should I use for the tiles?Rapid set or standard?Would prefer ready mix to save me getting consistancy right and less mess.Any idea who much I'd need and what to look for in the adhesive and to stay away from?
Will also need spacers and grout. Grout will go for one thats not far off the tole colour.Im also looking to use an electric cutter to make it a little easier, only want to spend up to £90 max.Have used manual cutters in the past.What do I need to be looking for in a cutter and what to avoid?How about tile trowels and nibbers?


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I've only ever done my own diy tiling, im not a tiler by trade. I would stay away from rapid set unless you are a fairly quick tiler as you get less working time with it. The adhesive and grout should tell you how much you need on the tub. I've used an electric tile cutter from Screwfix which wasn't expensive, you will need a notched trowel to apply the adhesive to the wall, a float for applying the grout and some sponges for taking the excess grout off.
Remember that preparation is key and take your time setting out.


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ready mixed is no good for those tiles at 500 x 250 mm ... you must use a cement based addy.

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Agree with both, avoid rapid set as a diyer and avoid ready mix. OK for spot replacing a small wall tile etc

I wouldn't use an electric cutter for all cuts. It's slow and messy. OK for square holes, corners, etc.

For material I personally like BAL or mapai but topps tiles are a lot more expensive than other places
You might also need a paddle mixer too


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