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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, I am currently doing up a property and would like to tile some bathrooms walls. A couple of walls were out of square so they were straightened up with cement faced foam tiling backing board, the other two walls are conventional 1960’s plaster. Block work with sand/cement render and then a white/grey plaster on top. So my question is will 8mm porcelain 300×600’s be ok on the plastered walls?, was going to prime with SBR 1:3 water and use something like Tilemaster standard set flex bagged adhesive. I did the maths and M3 of these tiles is around 16.66kg […]
  • In need of Pamesa elements hueso- 60×60 tiles.
  • Hi all, I've got a porch/bathroom to tile. My contractor says to tile straight onto the concrete foundation but its a bloody mess. What prep should I do here? Latex over it all with self leveler ( Ardex na ) or should I use hardiebacker or somthing.
  • our mirror fleck quart tiles have been down a year now and we love them . when we clean them with basically a moist cloth this gives the tiles such a beautiful shiny finnish then drys and dulls off . is there a sealer or the like that will give my quartz tiles a permanent "wet look" shine
  • The tiler has finished the grouting and didn't say that there were any problems with the tiles. I can feel that some tiles are not smooth on the wall and you cannot see grout around every tile. When I asked him he said some of the tiles are bowed. But he didn't tell me that and there are plenty left over for him to swap – or he could have put the bowed tiles where the bath would cover it. Tell me what you think please?
  • I have recently had my mothers bathroom renovated and am concerned about the standard of finish on the tiling. I have spoken to the tiler but he feels it is of a sufficient standard. I have asked him replace the tiles in image 1 and 3, he has replaced the chipped tile in image 1 but has not done the others. I just feel that perhaps he has used the wrong tile cutter or something. Any advice would be welcome….this was supposed to be replacing a bath with a shower for my elderly mother so she can stay in her […]
  • Hi guys, first post after much reading. A wealth of information exists on this forum and its very appreciated that the experts are willing to pass on their knowledge. I live in france renovating a 1960s villa. Due to circumstances beyond my control , crooked builders, covid, remote work etc I have been very delayed but finally got the sub floor consisting of a low profile hydronic heating system in EPS boards mounted to a levelling concrete subfloor. And contracted a building company to install the large format (1200x 600) tiles using an mapei S2 adhesive. Unfortunately part way through […]
  • Hi we are Large format tile installers. With over 20 years of tiling experience . We have currently purchased all equipment needed to install large format tiles and completed the specific course last year. We have completed numerous jobs and are now looking to expand our business. Please do not hesitate to contact me or my Business partner Matthew. Thank you
  • Hi all. I’m booked on a well known tiling course next month but after speaking to a few of their students I’m debating cancelling. They’ve told me the course is pretty good but no floor tiles are laid. They only briefly talk you through it. Surely you need some hands on work to understand it properly. It’s put me off as it’s advertised as a wall and floor tiling course. Any thoughts appreciated Thanks.
  • Hi all, I’m new to the tiling game.. in fact I’m not in the game I’m just a keen DIYer! I have fully ripped out my en-suite and taking on the project myself. Plumbing moved new shower tray fitted and Floor is nearly tiled, I’m just struggling with the Carpet – tile transition (see pics). Could anyone recommend a trim for This? Thanks Brad. P.S this is my first post. – 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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