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  1. Jamorgan90

    Jamorgan90 Active Member

    Location:
    Wigan
    hi all.
    I am looking at different adhesives and want to know what adhesive people would used for 300x100 with out using spacers. Doing them free hand with a leader line.
     
  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Why don't you want to use spacers ?
     
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  3. Jamorgan90

    Jamorgan90 Active Member

    Location:
    Wigan
    Because it takes too long and there's no need
     
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  4. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Using string in the joints as a spacer..... Is that what you mean...?
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
  5. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    There is a need.
     
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  6. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Like this...

     
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  7. Jamorgan90

    Jamorgan90 Active Member

    Location:
    Wigan
    There's only a need if your eyes don't work or your lazy
     
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  8. LauraCTW

    LauraCTW Company Support

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Bit of a sweeping statement there. Horses for courses I suppose!
     
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  9. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    high wycombe
    I did a bathroom 30 years ago because the tiler couldn't get back to the second bathroom. I never saw the one he tiled, but he had used string. When I finished I was told they wouldn't pay till his bathroom was ripped out and done again.
     
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  10. pdc

    pdc Speling & grammer specialyst Professional Tiler

    That'll be a wide grout gap, I thought he was using string!
     
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  11. LauraCTW

    LauraCTW Company Support

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I still have to explain to customers at least once a week that no, they do not want a 5mm grout gap on a rectified porcelain floor so I am pretty sure anything goes!
     
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  12. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I really don't get the point you're trying to make......... Are you wanting to tile with no space at all.....?
    Butt jointing tiles is never advisable for a number of reasons..
     
  13. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    I realized I want to put tile,
    making space with eyes only.
    and he asks for a non-slip adhesive.
    However, a little education never hurts.
    we already have to undergo the invasion of foreigners ....:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  14. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Are we are talking about walls or floors here?
     
  15. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    300x100....im guessing walls.... Probably large metros... :)
     
  16. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Green... With a slight tint of beige..! :)
     
  17. robbbin

    robbbin Active Member

    Bal white star
     
  18. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Maybe your eyes don't work and you think it looks alright .
     
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  19. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Dip your string spacer in petrol and once adhesive is dry set alight and save yourself having to wind it in! (Like your neck) simples even a blind man can do it! :p
     
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  20. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    I knew a tiling company that used string............ it was soon wound up.
     
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  21. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    We're you' roped' in to help Tom..
     
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  22. Brian the Tile

    Brian the Tile Professional Tiler

    Location:
    north wales
    How long is it
     
  23. Jamorgan90

    Jamorgan90 Active Member

    Location:
    Wigan
    So you all use spaces on all tiles even if it's 150x75 on new stud walls?
     
  24. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Last time I didn’t use a spacer of any sort for a wall tile is when they had lugs on them or a bevelled back edge!
     
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  25. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
  26. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Only thing I don't use spacers on are terracotta,slate and handmade tiles because they are often different sizes
     
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  27. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Nearly All tiles need a spacer! Listen to the Tilers jamorgan
     
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  28. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
  29. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Spacers are what nail pockets on work pants were made for!
    I always use spacers too, unless the tiles are the ultra-pretentious hand-made rustic affairs.
     
  30. neilrj

    neilrj Active Member

    Location:
    Merseyside
    Leader line? Is that the bit just before the baited hook...
     
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  31. Jamorgan90

    Jamorgan90 Active Member

    Location:
    Wigan
    So not one of you can actually answer the question asked?
     
  32. pdc

    pdc Speling & grammer specialyst Professional Tiler

    300x100 mm? cm? Ceramic? Porcelain? Wall? Floor?
    I expect there are a few options if you care to expand on your question.
     
  33. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I've asked you so many questions...... To which you haven't answered to...... If you gave us a bit more info then we could advise you what adhesive you could use.
    Are you actually a tiler.......?
     
  34. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    OK, simple answer.
    Best ready mix for grab is BAL white star, best cement based is kerakoll bio gel.
     
  35. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    That came across as a bit arrogant. Maybe you should listen to what you're being asked.... I'm sure people could answer if you gave the whole picture. But I'm curious..... why are you asking? have you had a failure?

    Hows this for a coincidence? I was recently asked (was actually on Wednesday) for an independent answer to a question from the service department of a local company. Apparently their customer purchased his products from them online back in April and didn't seek any advise on prep or what to use, so I presumed he had a tiler that knew what he was doing. But he didn't. Anyway, this chap from Cheshire, his tiler tried to put 300x100 tiles up with Bostik A100 Showerproof (D1), no spacers, onto plywood which he'd PVA'd the face with a 50/50 solution.

    From the image i saw the adhesive had kind of stuck to the ply (say kind of, it would actually have been stuck to the PVA skin), but there was no back-buttering on the tile and they had slipped, so the customer was questioning why the adhesive hadn't set properly after only 18 hours. His tiler said the adhesive was faulty but I find that extremely unlikely.

    But anyway, back to your initial question and lets start from the very beginning. What substrate is it that are you tiling onto?
     
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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
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