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    Hi,
    I have underfloor heating which i belive is water running through pipes but powerwed but eletric as we have no gas in the village. In the bathroom the pipes are under concrete floor by about 2mm i think or 2 cms not sure. I Planned to get the bathroom tiled. can i pick any tiles or have i gotta pick somthing special. I know i gotta get some special expandble grout. Thanks for you help peeps.
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    yon need flexy adhesive & grout. you can use what ever floor tile you like
    i.e natural stone .porcelain
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    its more a caase of turning the heating off prior to laying and then turning on gradually to reach full temp

    what tiles are you using

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    If you are employing the services of a professional tiler, you will find that we prefer to supply adhesive and grout so that we can be sure of the performance and finish of the products.

    Explain all that you know about your substrate and the tiler will be able to recommend the correct materials to be used for fixing and grouting.

    As far as the tiles go, I usually advise clients that they can select whatever tiles they like. However, there may be additional preparation required if they select a natural stone, for example.

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    ok thanks lads... im getting a pro to do this but also he he said it not worth the hassle to lift the toilets and sink up as sum off the pipes will need excended... so he said he will cut round the toliets and sink. How good and clean can the a pro cut rounds a shape like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain79 View Post
    ok thanks lads... im getting a pro to do this but also he he said it not worth the hassle to lift the toilets and sink up as sum off the pipes will need excended... so he said he will cut round the toliets and sink. How good and clean can the a pro cut rounds a shape like this.
    should,nt be a problem if he says thats what he wants to do then im sure he can do it . i would prefare the it out but if its going two cause a problem . i would,nt have a problem cutting round them. what do you want your the customer
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    The tiler should be more than capable of providing a really nice finish without removing the potware. However, if in the future you wish to change the sanitary products you will have to replace the floor too, worth thinking about.

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    well want him to cut round it as he said will cost less and if i keep a few tiles and it comes to putting new toliets and sink in then the old one can come out and lay the spare tiles i kept. Just wonder if a tiler can do a neat job cutting round shaps??? as there bound to be a few rough edges, thou i have a feeling that you guys would put white silcon round it that i be happy with.

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    Default Re: advice please

    hello Iain, you can get smooth curves in ceramic tiles very easily but with porcelain and stone I would personally tile under

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    It can work out cheaper to lift than cutting around In my book.. as cutting neat takes time and time is money..


    On another note.. how old is the floor screed and has the heating been commissioned..?

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    Kee all the spare tiles under the bath/behind the bath panel.

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