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  1. assegayer

    assegayer Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    London
    Hi guys just wondering if anyone could have a look at the following videos below and give me their opinion on whether these methods would actually:
    -Give a long lasting installation
    -Saving having to pre level with screed etc and just tile on sand


    p.s. please mind the annoying music :)

    thanks









     
  2. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    Interesting user name..

    That's how it's done in third world countries and how it was done in the olden days. It's not the 19th century anymore.
     
  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I’m sure if done correctly then yes they are good old school methods, most people won’t know the first thing about them. We do have a couple of dinosaurs on here that may remember these methods, @timeless john@timeless john ?
     
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  4. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    I dont think even @timeless john@timeless john has ever used a wok to mix up/ keep cement in! :eek::D
     
  5. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    first video, incorrect. 2 and 3 correct videos.
    from what I remember. I was an apprentice at the time. even now I am.
     
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  6. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    Out in the sun - will look later!
     
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  7. assegayer

    assegayer Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    London
    Thanks for the input ,

    What i struggle to understand is that the sand looks loose under the tiles and then just putting a chunk of cement how does it hold good?
     
  8. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    do not watch the first video.
    if you look carefully, they are marble floors or terrazzo,
    they have a thickness of 2/3 cm, add the mortar that put on the sand
    and reach a thickness of about 5 cm, enough to make them remain fixed.
    usually the one below is not just sand, cement is also added
    to reach a bit of hardness.
     
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  9. bsc ceramics

    bsc ceramics Brent Professional Tiler

    cant be sure but I don't think that's radio one :D
     
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