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  1. R

    Prep for screed that's 2 years old

    Hi, We have a Gyvlon screeded floor that was laid over 2 years ago. We've finally got round to tiling it. It's got wet underfloor heating. It had all the laitence cleand off, just after laying. As we have been using the room, there is going to be some dust, dirt, grease etc etc on the...
  2. J

    Floor prep - backer board

    Hi, I'm converting a bedroom into a bathroom and doing a lot of the unskilled work myself. I'm at the point where I need to prep the timber floor ready for the tiler to come in and I plan to lay 6mm hardie board using screws and adhesive. I would like to know is there a particular type of...
  3. J

    Screed prep for tiles

    I have an area of 35msq to tile using 440mm sq Porcelain tiles. Kitchen, utility, shower room, lobby and porch. Screeded in Jan 2018 is traditional off the back of a lorry, barrowed in with fibre. There is paint on the screed off the walls and a few other marks as well. So mainly round the edge...
  4. D

    Suspended Timber Floor Tile Prep

    Hey guys, I normally post over in diynot for general DIY but wrt tiling over timber I need some specialist advice... I've recently replaced a very bouncy/squeaky subfloor constructed out of 4x2 (unknown grade) @ 16ish centers on a 2 course sleeper wall (sleeper at either end and mid span @...
  5. N

    Bathroom Prep Help - Skimmed Walls

    Hi All, I have spent all day reading the forum but thought it best to ask the question direct for some feedback. We have an ensuite in our new extension which we are tiling, however, the builder has skimmed the entire room and did so before I knew the weight limits on skimmed walls etc...
  6. S

    Exposed brick wall prep

    My bathroom walls are currently tiled halfway and then plastered up to the ceiling, they will be tiled floor to ceiling with 600x300x8mm ceramic tiles. The general consensus is that when the tiles are removed the bricks will be exposed. The first tiler advised the bricks will need to be...
  7. T

    Wall prep for tiling advice

    Can any of you advice me on the best action to take to prepare the wall for tiling? Removing the old tiles pulled away a lot of the old render, leaving the bare powdery surface covering the brickwork. Thank you
  8. M83T

    Kitchen wall prep advice.

    Hi after doing a short tiling course I'm going to tile my kitchen splash back for some practice and to gain a bit of experience, at my own pace so I can get it as good as I can. I've started taking off the old tiles (which put up very little resistance ) I'll scrape off the little amount of...
  9. Nic_P74

    Floor Prep ideas please

    So this is not what I was hoping for on uplift. (But probably should have expected. Probably latex based LC coming away with vinyl flooring. In varying degrees and where it doesn't old Addy residue. The original screed is poor as well. So thinking grind off old leveller and worst high spots of...
  10. Y

    Preparation Kitchen floor Prep Help

    Hi All, I am looking at moving on to the next project in my house which is kitchen area. This includes the utility room and conservatory. Existing floor was tiled about 10 years ago with porcelain tiles 60x30. All of the floor was fitted with thin tile backer boards, underfloor heating and...
  11. D

    My 1st Job Half tiled wall around bath- want to tile the rest as adding shower. Advice on prep please

    Hi, We have a new build and the walls around the bath are half tiled. We now want to add a shower and so need to tile the rest of the wall up to the ceiling. It is likely the wall is just straight plasterboard? And would you recommend we use a full tanking kit for the half wall prep? Thanks
  12. E

    Floor Tiling On Concrete - Several Questions About Floor Prep and Laying

    Hi We've knocked through our kitchen and dining room and taken up old stone/porcelain tiles in the kitchen and carpet in the dining room. There are several questions I have before I start tiling. Here is a share link to a Google Drive folder with images: Tiling - Google Drive -...
  13. Nic_P74

    Thankful for fantastic wall prep

    Well if anybody needed evidence of why PVA is not good for priming walls.
  14. Nic_P74

    Wall prep advice please

    Hi all, New bathroom Job coming up Monday. Solid walls. Old files to rip off. Walls are skim on render. Guy says render is hard as rock dimensions are tight so not got room to dot and dab. If the render stays tight what would be best prep before tanking? All work I have done for last 5 years is...
  15. D

    DIY Wall prep advice gratefully sought.

    Hi, Am about to prep an old bathroom wall for a small bit of tiling - only a couple of m2 and using 200 x 100 bevelled / metro tiles. As per photos below, the wall is generally straight and level but has a number of shallow (only up to 3 mm max depth) craters where the old tiles were removed...
  16. Stuart Retter

    Wood 22 UFH system, floor prep and coverings ?

    We are due to start tiling over the Terra Therma Wood 22 UFH heating system. What concerns me is the reflective plates that sit in the routed timber floor boards, they seem to be loose laid..... do you latex over them first or can you use a decoupling membrane direct on to the substate...
  17. J

    My 1st Job Subfloor prep advice

    So I have two new quotes and I'm a tiling virgin so want to be prepared for what to expect. Any tips on the subfloor prep is much appreciated. I'm panicking about making a mistake or drastically underestimating the time required to prep. 1. Old floor and wall tiles need removing and placing...
  18. Fitwidge

    Preparation How to prep a kitchen

    so, bit of info.... I’m looking to become a professional tiler but yet a long way to go! But I’m just wondering if a kitchen i were tiling has uneven walls, how would you professionals go about it? My old boss (not a tiler) did the “dot n dab” method which obviously is not the way to go! In...
  19. M

    springy timber floor prep

    Ive been to see a large living room kitchen area ( knocked through) but the floor is quite springy. Its 15mm floorboards but there are quite a few sections of scrappy board ( 1 mtr lenghts) Im worried 6mm overboarding will not take out the bounce. another tiler had suggested using Ditra...
  20. A

    Jackoboard Prep and tile wobble

    Hi, We're just in the process of getting a new kitchen fitted and have had large 750mm square porcelain tiles laid and grouted. Only issue is that a few had a bit of a wobble on them a week or so after being laid and grouted. They came back, relaid the tiles in question but a week later there...
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