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  1. JLB

    JLB New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Hi,

    I’m about to move into a new build development. We have opted to tile the kitchen ourselves but have some questions regarding this. We’ve done tiling projects before.

    As this is a new build, and we will be tiling onto the concrete slab what preparation is required? Am I right in saying that if it rough concrete we only need to use a primer? If it’s powder coated then we need to etch/scab the surface and prime?

    Any advise would be much appreciated.

    John
     
  2. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    New builds are normally just concrete slabs, some may have self leveling compound over some of it or all of it, best to check with the site agent.

    Just give it a good scrape, hoover, and prime with an acrylic primer.
     
  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    If it has been levelled with compound, check that it’s stuck !
     
  4. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    The site agent will have all the info that you will need
     
  5. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Don't they screed/finish the floors anymore ?
     
  6. JLB

    JLB New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Thanks. I’ll speak to the site manager.

    Hoping it’s just simple concrete.
     
  7. JLB

    JLB New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Thanks. I’ll speak to the site manager.

    Hoping it’s just simple concrete.
     
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