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Discuss To lift tiles or not to lift in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. kaharrison9

    kaharrison9 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    Morning All.

    Looking at tiling with porcelain/ electric UFH, a solid floor that currently has a travertine floor and electrical UFH.

    Any thoughts on the preparation.

    1 -Remove all the stone, UFH, insulation mats and adhesive. (Approximate time to lift stone/adhesive??)

    2 - Belt sand with 60 grit the stone, prime, lay new UFH and self level.

    The Present stone floor appears solid with no cracks and is approximately 100m2.

    Many thanks.

    Kevin

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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  2. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    What's wrong with the current floor?
     
  3. kaharrison9

    kaharrison9 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    Nothing at all.

    Fancy a complete change - kitchen, décor, tiles,etc.
     
  4. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    unfortunately these are the jobs that make me cry.
    cover the stone with porcelain...:(
    but the decision is always of the client,
    So I keep crying all the time work. :)
     
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  5. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    Obviously your home and your choice but I'd just go for a new kitchen and decor and have the floor professionally cleaned then sealed.
    If you are set on changing the floor then ideally it should all come up.
     
  6. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Not a fan of stone so I’d take it all up and put something else down. Going over it would take a hell of a long time to heat up.
     
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  7. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Spend £500 on getting cleaned and save yourself some money and tell the wife to stop complaining. :p
     
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  8. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I think he means this is not his house just job he is going to do and asking for prep advice?
     
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  9. kaharrison9

    kaharrison9 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    Its a wealthy customer who want a total change.

    Thoughts were really asked on lifting all or belt sand, prime, lay UFH and S/Level on top.

    The stone appears well bonded and no cracks
     
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  10. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
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  11. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Do you have height restrictions? As you could take up stone, clean rest best you can, prime and put down screed to give you a new floor to start with
     
  12. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    always. life would be boring otherwise.

    maybe the op should have been clear in his original post instead of confusing one like in post #3
     
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  13. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    And maybe the measure of a true man is simply to admit when he is plain wrong :p
     
  14. kaharrison9

    kaharrison9 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    There is no tile height issue.

    Just mulling over the pros and cons.

    To take 90m2 up which is probably the belt and braces, does add a few thousand to the quote - lifting labour, SLC, new insulation matts, adhesive, etc.

    Where as a good scrub with something like LTP Solvex, belt sand 40 grit and primed with Mapei Eco Prim I think should leave a well prepped surface.

    It appears a very well tiled floor and has been down for 12 years with no issues.
     
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