Tiling any surface can be difficult without the correct preparation and tools.
This section contains videos showing how to cut and fix most tiles easily and also shows which tools are best for fixing the tiles. Once you know how to cut and fix the tiles correctly the job becomes much easier.
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Drilling granite tiles can be very difficult as it is one of the toughest natural stones available, in this video I drill through a 10mm granite tile using a JCB Diamond Tech hole saw. Using the right drill bit for this job is critical as some cheaper driFeatured
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Angle grinders when used with a diamond tipped disc can be used to cut virtually any type of tile, in this demonstration I cut a curve in a ceramic tile. This method works well on all natural stone tiles such as Marble and Slate but can alsobe used on por
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Cutting a curved tile may be necessary if you ever need to tile up to a shower encolsure. This video shows how to cut the tile on a traditional tile cutting machine.
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Straight cuts in tiles are easy but to cut a curved tile takes a little more skill. Here a pair of tile cutting pliers are used to cut a curved tile to go around a shower tray.
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How to tile around pipe entries, this is useful if you are fitting a wall mounted tap etc.
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Grouting floor tiles can be tricky and needs doing before you walk on the floor times if possible. This video shows how to mix the grout and then apply the grout to the gaps in the tiles.
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Here a tile trim is fitted to a wall that is not straight, this can be difficult to overcome and so a workaround solution is demonstrated.
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This video shows how to tile a floor using rapid setting adhesive.
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This video shows how to tile a wall and make the all important scribe cuts. Wall tiling is often difficult and can be time consuming. Hopefully this video will help people when they are wall tiling.
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This video shows how to determine the best place to start tiling a wall. It is important that the correct starting position is determined as you need to avoid getting in a situation where you need to cut thin slivers of tiles as it is almost impossible to
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Tanking a shower area is always a good idea as water eventually gets behind tiles causing the plasterboard to perish.
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Removing tiles can be tricky, it is best to take a methodical approach rather than going at it like a bull in a china shop. Here we remove wall tiles using a knock through screwdriver and hammer.
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How to grout tiles
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How to tile a kitchen backsplash part 1 Part 2 can be seen here- http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/video/how-to-tile-a-kitchen-backsplash-part-2-video_2755f789e.html
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How to tile a kitchen backsplash part 2 Part 1 can be seen here http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/video/how-to-tile-a-kitchen-backsplash-part-1-video_f8483cc1a.html
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A tile file is useful to remove sharp edges from a cut tile