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Choosing Tiles

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.

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Here are the latest threads from TilersForums.com

  • Hi. New member here looking for some advice. I’d noticed some cracked grouting on my shower cubicle tiles. Decided to remove the old grout and redo it. Some of the tiles then felt loose so removed those, and now I see damp plasterboard underneath with what looks like black mould! I’m using proper PPE, but I’m a total amateur with zero tiling experience. Do you think I will need to rip out the whole lot including the plasterboard? The next row up feels pretty solidly attached so I’m guessing the mould is just at the bottom. Could I just remove […]
  • Hi I have tiled several floors over the years, but have now taken on my largest task which is circa 100sqm… I would value any help on expansion strip placement/requirements as the regs have confused me and I have not found a post on here that applies to my situation. Any positive criticism of the plan below is also welcome! The space is split into 7 adjoining ground floor rooms/hall, between 3 and 30sqm. Using 600mm x 600mm square porcelain tiles to be laid square (no overlap of grout lines). floor is 1980s block and beam with approx 50mm screed […]
  • Hi everyone. I'm doing a bathroom floor over existing floorboards. I'm also adding a 1.5 sq m electric heating mat before tiling with 30 x 30 granite tiles. I'm applying thermal board which I'm sticking with adhesive. Been told don't need screws or tape as adhesive will do. My dilemma is whether I then self level or just tile directly onto the matting? If I don't level think I will struggle with my levels across the floor. If I do use self leveller first, how do I make sure it doesn't flow through the holes left accessible for pipework coming […]
  • Our tiler has just left and I think he has made a mess of the bathroom but I’m not an expert so Can you help…. He hasn’t grouted yet just applied the tiles, but on one wall by the window and then the opposite end by the shower cubical he has used really thin bits of tile – why?? Also the cuts in the window are really rough. See pics…. Is this bad what should I do when he comes back tomorrow. To remove the thin bits would mean re doing the whole wall??
  • Tile trim… how are you guys getting it perfect? Do you prefer to set your trim the standard outwards facing way or face it in? do you put you trims on before you tile and cut to the trim? Thanks!
  • Hi all, I had my kitchen tiles about 10 days ago, using white marble effect 600x 600 tiles, we have electric UFH. I waited 7 days to properly turn it on. But last night I notice a couple of tiles have a shadow appearing, some are like a 4cm / 6cm oval shape but the largest as the pics attached. it can’t be a leak as there is no pipes running in the floor as they are in ceiling. I don’t know what it is, will they go or will I have to break out the effected tiles?
  • Hi everyone. I'm doing a bathroom floor over existing floorboards. I'm also adding a 1.5 sq m electric heating mat before tiling with 30 x 30 granite tiles. I'm applying thermal board which I'm sticking with adhesive. Been told don't need screws or tape as adhesive will do. My dilemma is whether I then self level or just tile directly onto the matting? If I don't level think I will struggle with my levels across the floor. If I do use self leveller first, how do I make sure it doesn't flow through the holes left accessible for pipework coming […]
  • Hi any one know if i can get hold of 2-3 of the tiles below
  • Hi, I am looking for a couple of floor tiles, Topps Tiles Padova 80 Cream. Any idea where I can get them from? Topps are not very helpful all they have done is confirm that they are discontinued. The tiles we need are square 31.5cm. Thanks Tina
  • Hi all. Am currently replacing bathroom wall tiles. Walls are a mixture of stud and masony. Taking off the old tiles resulted in replacing the old plasterboard with STS tile boards. All done. Coming to masony wall behing the toilet, a little of the plaster has come away from this wall. It says the boards can be fixed to block/masonry and seems to suggest with tile adhesive. Would this be sufficient to hold tile backer boards. Have seen people do this to fix to concrete floors but not walls. Hardie boards seem to have fixings for this but STS dont […]

TilersForums.com – The UK Tiling Forum with International Discussion To Boot

  • 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 TilersForums.com 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
    TilersForums.com 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 TilersForums.co.uk, if you’ve been here before that is
    Welcome back to TilersForums.co.uk. 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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