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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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  • Hi guys Is anyone on this forum familiar with Mapei Pro Standard tile adhesive from Tile Giant. Having purchased 7 bags of it today i have noticed that nowhere on the packaging does it state that it is a flexible adhesive. However the guy at Tile Giant assured me it was and it is sold as flexible on the website. I will be using it to fix 300×600 ceramic tiles to studwork with 12mm no more ply on the walls and 6mm no more ply overboarding a 22mm chipboard floor. The work is in a bathroom with walk in shower […]
  • Hi all, I was wondering if you can possibly help me out. Just had a tiler come and tile the downstairs hall and bathroom and i really don't think these should be looking like this. He is wanting to come back in the next couple of days to stick them down and grout them but i am really concerned that this should not be like this at all. A problem i have is that i can't get these same tiles again, these were the last of the batch which the company had and any other batches will have darker greys […]
  • Hi, I am fairly new to the tiling trade but have a question that i carnt seem to find the answer to ? Should you seal porcelain tiles before grouting (floor tiles) especially white high gloss finish with grey grout ?? Any advise would be appreciated, Thanks.
  • 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 […] Continue reading… This thread has been posted from our blog
  • I know it's a long shot, we had our kitchen tiled in b&q tiles in 2017, we adjusted the kitchen door position and now need another 8 or so B&q said we need a part (366?) number but they don't list them on their receipt Pics added they are 590 to 600 Square Thanks in advance Ray Currently I'm sheilded, but when I'm allowed out I will try the local tile shops to see if the have anything like it, I've tried ebay but matching via the pics is awkward
  • Hello I have a 10mx4m pool (depth average 1.5m) which is now drained due to construction work. This pool was made in 2011 and is of good quality (no leaks etc). This is an inground pool which overflows into channels all four sides. Its middle east and lowest temp we have is 10C(though high is 50C). I have a few questions – please help (I am not a pool guy – just a home owner so please be gentle) Grout – The grout used was epoxy and is generally ok. Should i use a steel brush to remove dirt and […]
  • Hi everyone I need some advice from the collective mind. I've tiled a kitchen floor which has water UFH the tiles were 30 so metres of 1200×600 porcelain the adhesive was single part flexible rapid, grout is bal flexable grout i also fitted idrobuild anticrack matting i used a 15mm notched trowel and buttered each tile prior to laying. Now comes the problem 2 tiles cracked both tiles were check outs at different corners of the room. I replaced those tiles and 2 weeks later same thing has happened again same tiles I replaced previously plus one more around the […]
  • I've been quoted £40+VAT for my tiler to tile labour only with me supplying tiles grout everything else. I'm thinking that's expensive up north. Would you agree or disagree?
  • I want to refit a couple of risers which have come loose on a travertine patio and also regrout the joints on the risers. I would appreciate any tips/uggestions on doing the work and the adhesive/grout to use, especially as the area where the tiles belong does get a lot of the drain off from the rain on the patio. I have attached photos of the back of the tiles, the area where it needs to be attached and the broken grout
  • Looking at getting some 12mm marmox tile backer boards, have a shower over bath, removed old tiles and old plaster and now back to bare house brick, the marmox boards seem light, but the tape marmox seems very expensive , I’m planning on waterproofing with Maori aquadefense think it’s called wickes sell it for £43 a tu, I just curious if I can use a cheaper tape, than the marmox ALso want. A few secret access panels tile are 300×600 any recommendations on the magnet brackets to create a secret access., some people have said they rubbish As you never […] – 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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