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Tiling outdoors advice

Discussion in 'Tiling Forum' started by Balloo, May 1, 2018.

Discuss Tiling outdoors advice in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Guys any advice on material and preparation for tiling 50mt patio .
    As you all know frost and the usual British isles weather can create major problems with porcelain.
    Has anyone used bal rapid mat for decoupling, I've a load ofit left over from previous job is it any good for outdoors , or even needed
     
  2. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    @Schlüter-Systems Ltd@Schlüter-Systems Ltd do ditra drain for outdoors
     
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  3. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    BAL rapid mat is not suitable for outdoors. As above Ditra Drain etc is perfect for draining water away and protecting the floor in frost.
     
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  4. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Thanks guys , expensive gear was hoping for cheaper alternative
     
  5. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Try Dural
     
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  6. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Or stick with proper drainage solutions which will make sure your tiling lasts more than 12 months.

    Expensive you say?! Try the expense of re-doing it all after scrimping on a drainage layer...

    Here's one done just over 12 months ago...
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  7. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Think you might need to look a bit further than the Ci mat Mark...you'll be surprised at what you might find
     
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  8. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Looks more like 12years
     
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  9. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    I watched a video on YouTube for the installation of ditra drain and they didn't waterproof the balcony before putting ditra drain down is it's a necessary and if so would an ordinary tanking kit work
     
  10. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Why would you want to waterproof .
    The ditra drain is designed for water under the tiles to run away .
     
  11. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    It says that you need to put waterproof membrane under the drain matt on the website
     
  12. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Send a message to @Schlüter-Systems Ltd@Schlüter-Systems Ltd on the forum and there technical department can send you relevant info you need
     
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  13. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Thanks
     
  14. Porcelainwood

    Porcelainwood Active Member

    Location:
    Dartford
  15. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Schluter systems don't include waterproofing any terrace or balcony in the UK. It's down to the extremes of weather or something.
    When I have used different systems from them, each time I have had to get the builder to ensure everything is already waterproof and then the Schluter gear is there to uncouple and manage the water / drainage.
    You could waterproof using Kerdi membrane.
    If I am wrong on this, then by all means @Schlüter-Systems Ltd@Schlüter-Systems Ltd please correct me!
     
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