1. Greg_0ry1

    Which manual tile cutter?

    I am planing to tile two bathrooms and possibly a bit later our kitchen. I am wondering what tile cutter is recommended? I am looking at the moment at a Rubi TS-57 Max for £223 and wonder if this is an overkill for three jobs? I like good tools so don’t mind to spend money for the right tool but...
  2. R

    Tile Bar Front to Floor Finish?

    Hi I am building a bar and it will have a tiled finish. The bar will sit on top of a laminate floor. Can somebody suggest how to finish the Tiled bar and the floor where they meet. I know you cant just grout this as the floor movement will crack the grout, how about a silicone sealant or...
  3. stratford_noob

    Unknowingly removed probably asbestos tiles

    So, I've taken out click vinyl flooring that I wanted to replace in my house (from 70s) had bought some time ago. Was just a hall, and because it is part of an extension, most was rough concrete underneath, but also with small bit (roughly 90x180cm) had odd black tiles, that were sometimes...
  4. V

    Quite urgent Roofing help please

    Hi, We had a big storm this week and I ended up with water running down from my bathroom ceiling down my wall. Having checked the tiles it appears that one tile along the edge (verge I believe it correct term) has broken and it's directly above the leak, so quite sure it's the issue. I am...
  5. M

    Slope Mortar bed (Shower pan) wetroom stage. What to do?

    Hi All, I have installed my linear drain, levelled and position it in place with concrete and followed this with levelling compound a couple of weeks after to smooth and level the floor. I am now ready to create my mortar bed slope (Shower pan) from the curb step to the drain however I want...
  6. M

    Backerboard Concrete block bench (Wetroom)

    Hi All, Hope you can help. I am just wondering whether I should backer-board the concrete block bench in my wet room, applying it with a tile adhesive. Or can I tile directly on top of the concrete block work? I worry about moisture or cracks within the concrete block/to tile directly on...
  7. M

    How do you remove this tile?

    Hello, I had an issue with my bathroom below the sink and an engineer removed a tile long time ago. It's empty behind this tile, it's not a wall, just the sink and the pipes. As you can see on the photo, he didn't fix around the tile when he put it back, we can still clearly see the cuts he...
  8. DarrenM1991

    Flashband used instead of replacing defective tiles

    Hi everyone, I would be extremely grateful for some advice regarding a leaking roof. I live on the second floor of an old conversion building (there is a loft conversion flat above me). I had some issues with water leaking into the corners of my bedroom right underneath my bay window ceiling...
  9. I

    Used Redland Cambrian Tiles

    I've constructed a 2.1m x 1.2m kitchen canopy (35 degree pitch) and I'm thinking of roofing it with Redland Cambrian tiles, so estimate about 40 required. If I can't get new ones (I'm told there is a UK tile shortage!) I might have to go for used ones, as there seem to be plenty on Ebay. I'm...
  10. U

    Floor tile orientation question?

    Hi all, My missus likes these tiles and wants to put them down in the kitchen/dining room. They have a white 'vein' that runs through them but it's not uniform. I wondered what advice you would give regarding orientation of these? Are they better all laid the same way next to each other...
  11. D

    Floor tiles 1st?

    Do floor tiles go down before wall tiles go on? Are there skirting tiles? Is there any other type of skirting to tidy up the floor edges/btm of tiling, than standard wood/mdf?
  12. D

    What gap to set between tiles lower edge and bath?

    Am putting a stud/Aquapanel bath alcove in (Aquapanels starting below bath rim, sat on bearers). How far above the bath rim should I set the btm edge of the tiles? Thank you Dain
  13. D

    What finished thickness tile adhesive is usual? Notch size etc

    6.5thk 150x150 (147x147) bathroom wall tiles. Is there a specific size notch trowel for lighter tiles, what thickness finished adhesive thickness would it give? Just trying to get an idea what combined tile+adhesive thickness would be. Thank you
  14. M

    Vapour Barrier In wet room ??, Extractor fan (Yes or No), Tanking.

    Hi All, Currently renovating an old wetroom. 1. Removed everything back to brick. Currently, Have stud battened the walls, insulated the spacing and am now ready to apply the tile backer board, however, before I apply the tile backer board. Should I cover the insulation and battens with a...
  15. D

    Glue tile backers to stud?

    To help prevent panels dropping later, I was thinking of glueing aquapanels to the stud (additional to screwing & edge glueing panels with proprietary glue). Any thoughts? Panels to be supported on horiz. rail anyway, so just run some Gorilla up the stud before fixing them?
  16. D

    Should I glue and screw Aquapanel to stud?

    I have a stud going in at each end of a bath and was wondering what thickness Aquapanel on the stud would best? To tile over. What does primer (BAL etc) actually do? Does it go on both sides? And what glue would I use to fix the Aquepanel to the stud (plus screws), would Gorilla be ok? Thank you.
  17. M

    New wet room renovation,** duplicate 3 **

    In what order would you create a wet room? Renovation. I have stripped the old wet room back to brick. I just want your guys opinions on what order you would do things from materials used to completion. I will have concrete block benches, screed slope floor to the drain, and shower head mixer...
  18. F

    Bay Window Shingles Vs Render

    Hi everyone! New here, looking forward to being massively impressed with your immediate support! (I have zero time to decide on the below!)... We have to have our entire house rendered, much to our servere disappointment. Our bay window shingles. Part of the render agreement is to remove them...
  19. M

    Wet Room Renovation (Walls Boarding & Concrete Bench Placement)

    Hi, Guys would like your advice and opinions please concerning my wetroom renovations. I have stripped the walls back to bare brick and removed the previous concrete screed. Sadly, the previous screen was done by someone who didn't slope it correctly allowing water to flow out of the wetroom...
  20. H

    Bonded ceramic floor tile cracking, sounds hollow

    Hi, We have an orangery 9 years old which is on pile foundations with suspended slab. we have porcelain tiles bedded to the concrete which have been in place since the build. Yesterday we heard a few loud and unusual crack sounds coming from the floor (when we weren’t in the room). Temp was...