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Choosing tiles for the right floor or wall can be one of the hardest parts of the whole process of tiling. The sticking them on, and selecting the right adhesive to use, is often the easiest bit.’s UK Tiling Forum has been moved to

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  • Any recommendations? AA etc looking at a ton plus, comparison websites all seem to exclude vehicles for business use. Cheers
  • Hello! Please I need your help. I'm living in a 3yo department on a 5th floor (the entire building is 14floors). 3 months after moving in I noticed hairline cracks on more than 10 floor tiles, some of them linear and comprising 3/4 adjacents tiles. Others, just randomly on one isolated tile. I had them replaced, but a year later discovered the same problem: many of the repaired tiles had THE EXACT SAME CRACK in the exact same place (linear, including 3/5 adjacents tiles). Had them replaced again and now, after 6 months of the last replacement, I found that […]
  • I am in need of a pack of a cream/beige tile that I purchased from 'Topps Tiles' approx 10-12 years ago which is now a discontinued line (Please see attached photo). They measure 445mm x 315mm; have a slight bevelled edge to them and have 'A & M' embossed on the rear of the tile Any assistance in locating a pack would be very much appreciated…. Many thanks in advance, Dean.
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  • Our vic’ terrace front door step has me scratching my head! Just had Bradstone pavers laid in front , which look great. Looking to upgrade the grubby red painted , and peeling, ceramic tiles of the doorstep next, and Would like to have a bullnose paver. But we can’t, as an airbrick just under the step limits the thickness of whatever we use for the doorstep to 1.7 – 2.5 cms. (otherwise doorstep would be too high / sit above the door threshold) Any ideas folks, on what would look good.? We’re changing the black f door, when we can […]
  • Why is this happening to my tile hasn't been a year installed.
  • Morning all I have just recently completed a course with UK pro tiling , I have also brought the online course that they do as well so I can practice in my garage. I was just wondering if there is anybody around the Nottingham area that I could possibly shadow every now and then to get more experience. I am currently in a full time job and trying to get away from that thanks Nathan.
  • Hey there, Sealed my terrazzo tiles a couple of times with 'aqua mix professional sealer's choice gold' Still seams to be water penetrating and leaving the tile a different colour until it drys out. Whats the best way to dry out to tiles and is there a trick to getting the sealing correct? Ta – Andrew
  • I am just about to have a bathroom renovation done and have been reading about different plasterboards. My first question is what board would be suitable for larger tiles 120 x 60 and should it just be cement board or although more expensive, marine ply? Or do you have a better suggestion? The walls are going back to brick and being coated in liquid plastic before boards are put up. My second question is, using mapeii products which adhesive for the size tile would you guys recommend?
  • Can a front entrance tiling with no slope be corrected without removing everything and redoing the job? Basically, this is a new job( by a professional) but when it rains I have 2 puddles on my steps … Thanks – The UK Tiling Forum with International Discussion To Boot

  • Tiler in County Durham, Tiler in Newton Aycliffe, Darlington and Durham City
    Tiler in County Durham, Tiler in Newton Aycliffe, Darlington and Durham City. David Howe Tiling. The professional wall and floor tiler with more than 25 years experience in the tile industry in the UK. Wall and Floor Tiler County Durham Professional Wall and Floor Tiler County Durham Travertine, Quartz, Limestone, Sandstone, Marble and all other […]
  • Tiling Courses in Wales
    For tiling courses in Wales then look no further than our friends over at Expert Tiling Courses UK. For fast-tracked tiling courses in Wales then consider Henry and his team at Expert Tiling Courses UK . The two tutors there have a combined industry experience of over 30 years! That is a fair few kitchen […]
  • 3 Brilliant Tiling Courses to Consider During Current Lockdowns
    Let’s Talk Tiling Courses Let’s talk about Tiling Courses and Tiling Training. To see what they involve and what type of people might be booking on some right now. But first. A bit about me. I’m Dan. I own the forum, and much bigger forums in the construction industry, and a lot of blogs, some […]
  • Find a Tiler | Find local trusted tilers for free
    Find a Tiler with our new website that we’re working on. It’s in Beta stages right now, we have some test listings on it. If you’re a friend of Tilers Forums then you’ll know that over the years we’ve attempted to do this a few times and although some worked for a bit, most didn’t. […]
  • PVA vs Primers
    People, and certainly plasterers (who are murder for it) tend to think and use PVA glue as a primer when tiling walls. If you’re tiling over plaster or plasterboard and wish to separate the tile adhesive (which may be cement-based) from the plaster (which causes issues; cement and plaster don’t mix) then you can’t use PVA to do that.
  • How Much Do Tilers Charge?
    What’s the going rate for wall and floor tilers? How much do tilers charge? And do they charge per job, charge per day, or charge per square meter? We asked our forum members on and found that we had a massive response from actual genuine wall and floor tilers right across the UK. Do […]
  • Most Used Tile Adhesive Brands from 2007 to 2019 has hosted an annual ‘most used tile adhesive brand’ poll for each year from 2007 to 2019, bar 2014 for some reason. We’ve seen some brands come and go in that time. Some changed positions massively, some stayed pretty much the same. There’s a table below showing you which tile adhesive brands were most […]
  • The Tile Association
    Who Are The Tile Association? The Tile Association (TTA) was set up in January 2000 when a combination of Tiling bodies came together to set up the Association. Since it was formed twenty years ago it has doubled in size and now has around 1000 members which are tilers, suppliers, shops and more. It is […]
  • NVQ Level 2 in Wall and Floor Tiling
    NVQ Level 2 in Wall and Floor Tiling is the standard in Tiling Courses. Below are a few common questions and answers regarding the NVQ in Tiling. NVQ Course Feedback and Training Information Please always do your research before committing to any type of trades training courses. Whether it’s tiling courses, electrical courses, plumbing courses, […]
  • Tiling Courses
    Tiling Courses can be hard to find locally. Especially well established ones that are tiling-only courses rather than training centres that run all sorts of training courses such as plumbing courses and electrical courses too. Not that all those who run other courses are poor when it comes to running only tiling ones. Some have […]
  • UK Tiling Forum
    UK Tiling Forum is for Professional and DIY Wall and Floor Tilers in the UK. Our tiling forum is more than just an advice website with a one-off answer to a one-off tiling question. Our UK Tiling Forum is a community that provides tiling education and tiling courses to those who are in need of […]
  • Welcome back to, if you’ve been here before that is
    Welcome back to The domain that the forum was hosted on from 2006 to 2019. So it has quite a bit of history. The forum saw three forum software makes, half a dozen main theme/design changes, and dozens of smaller tweaks – some broke the forum, some didn’t. We’ve seen quite a few groups […]

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