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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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  • I’m about to tile a small bathroom floor with 20cm porcelain tiles on a very solid floor overlaid with 12mm WBP using Mapei Keraquick with latex. I’ve used this before and 10 years on still good, no cracks etc. But the local tile supplier says I should use anti-crack matting. I always thought you should over-ply to eliminate movement, yet what he showed me would appear to allow movement??? Am I missing something here and why is he saying this is necessary? I’d be grateful if someone could explain the tech aspects and exactly how this works?
  • I'm trying to source around 32 Johnsons MON05P moonstone polished 600x600mm tiles which have gone out of production – if anyone has any spares that would save me retiling my whole kitchen! Thanks, Rob
  • Hi guys. Client is installing Wunda underfloor heating on the first floor. Ive never done it before so Im looking for some advice. Wunda tech team has given us three options. Tile straight on top of the polystyrene and integrate the ahesive into the exposed pipework. Lay Ditra over the top and then tile. Or lay interlocking hardiebacker board and then lay on that. Problem is the Hardiebacker board is 18 mm thick. The tech tean has also said the we must use the mapei s2 adhesive but my local store can only supply the keraquick with the lstex additive […]
  • What's your tiling question? Pictures can be added. Hi all,,,,large format ! Stone 900x900x20 onto old and rough concrete floor,about 700 s.m any advice,,experienced tiler,many years but not with these.Any help appreciated,,,many thanks PC
  • What's your tiling question? Pictures can be added. Hi all,,,,large format ! Stone 900x900x20 onto old and rough concrete floor,about 700 s.m any advice,,experienced tiler,many years but not with these.Any help appreciated,,,many thanks PC
  • Has anyone used the new 6mm Ultralight Board from warmup. Any opinion, experience with it? Is it worth it. Looking to install it on a Concrete Kitchen floor under El. UFH and porcelain tiles?
  • Hi, first post here. I've been lurking this forum for advice for a while, thank you all who share your knowledge. I'm to tile a kitchen of an old (old old) house, farmers concrete with NO DPM, house has no dpc, stone walls. Area 17 sqm, waves up to 12 mm difference, to be finished with porcelain tile. This house has been diy'd by different individuals for over 60 years, such is the nature of the place I'm afraid. We lifted lino with rotten chipboard and a sheet of plastic (DPM) underneath. Concrete was fairly wet, now dried, at least […]
  • Our ground floor construction is a mesh reinforced structural concrete floor that was poured using Aggregate Industries' Agilia self levelling / self compacting concrete so as to eliminate the wasteful screed process (Agilia® – The result is a perfectly smooth and flat concrete floor (76m2) that we now wish to tile over in porcelain . I have checked with their technical team who advise – “It would also be worth scarifying the surface so that there's a good key as you may not get good adhesion without it. Then you need to ensure you use a cementitious based tile […]
  • Recently had new bathroom installed, is it acceptable to have the shower screen fitted onto the wall or should it have been onto the tiles, photo attached, any advice appreciated.
  • Hi, apologies if this has already been covered before but I couldn't find anything in the forum searches. ok so I'm an aerospace engineer by trade and carpenter by hobby, so I'm pretty capable at making things and have set my hand to refurbishing my en suite into a wet room. the plumbing, electrics and wedi board waterproofing has all been completed and successfully tested and now I'm ready for tiling. I'll be using Mandarin Stone Hendre creme 10mm thick 1200×600 porcelain tiles. I've previously used these for a floor in my sunroom and they went down well, I used […] – 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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