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Discuss Floor Tiling On Concrete - Several Questions About Floor Prep and Laying in the DIY Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Phil Hobson

    Phil Hobson Master Craftsman Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Master Craftsman

    Location:
    oldham
    I may be off track here, but did the engineering bricks once form a DPM? on an exterior wall has this house been extended? I ask because I saw what looked like black DPM material.
     
  2. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    Thanks Boggs - how quickly can I tile over a repair mortar? And do you have one you'd recommend?
     
  3. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    Thanks Albert - I'm using matting in another room but I think here it may raise the level too much above the rest of the floor.
     
  4. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    Hi Phil - the engineering bricks are there because there was an internal wall that turned out to be load bearing so it had 4" blocks sat on the engineering bricks. I have looked at the house plans and it seems the DPM runs under a raft foundation. The engineering bricks run right across the kitchen including where the doorway was. The engineering bricks were exposed in the doorway and it seems they've been mortared over before being tiled over (with the original vinyl put in by the housebuilder). Plus building control had nothing to say about that when they inspected the wall removal and RSJ and they've been a nightmare about DPM in a garage extension. So I'm confident there is no issue there. Do you have other thoughts? (I will start tiling tonight or tomorrow so keen to know if you think there's an issue)
     
  5. Phil Hobson

    Phil Hobson Master Craftsman Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Master Craftsman

    Location:
    oldham
    If all is well as you say.Go for it imho, good luck.
     
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  6. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire

    I use Tilemaster products, I think it’s 90 mins or so.
     
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  7. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    Thanks both.
     
  8. Yuamy Martinez

    Yuamy Martinez New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Maracaibo
    Good advise. Thanks
     
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