tiling

  1. M

    Tile coming off a few months after installation, plus some cracks

    I had my bathroom tiled over the summer. A week before Christmas I noticed that one of the tiles by the bath is loose, and a couple of tiles have hairline cracks. Of course the tiler did not respond to my attempts to contact him so I need to fix it myself. The tiler grouted between the bath...
  2. Rob broom

    Bathroom plasterboard suggestions please.

    Hi. Quick question about bathrooms and tiling! I am currently working on the walls of a new bathroom! I will use moisture resistant plasterboard in the ceiling and tile backer boards on the stud walls! I would like to dot n dab a 40mm insulated plasterboard against a block wall. Can I use...
  3. expectamail

    New silicon inside shower

    hi all new member in need of some advice. we had out bathroom redone a few months back and to cut a long story, he didn't do a brill job. recently noticed water was seeping through around the shower tray so decided i would do the silicon. after clearing the old silicon, i noticed under one...
  4. K

    Problem walls after removing bathroom tiles

    Currently renovating my bathroom, and while ripping the tiles out ( 2 layers of tiles) I noticed the internal walls are not the standard stud-work and plasterboard. They are very thin like a cardboard material down the middle so I have nothing to mechanically fix new plasterboard to. My initial...
  5. A

    How to fix wall behind broken tile

    Hi all, Hoping you can help. I’ve been tiling my shower and was ready to grout before putting a massive scratch on one of the tiles. I went to remove the tile but it’s taken the tanking and some of the cement board with it. As it’s in a shower, I want to do what I can to make sure it’s not going...
  6. R

    Shower drain is not sealed , how to fix?

    I have a walk in shower with this drain, which is not sealed at all along the back edge and the left end. There is a void visible, which water is potentially going into. The drain flexes downwards if I press it on the left side. The shower is on the ground floor, and I haven’t found any damp in...
  7. A

    Screeding over caberflooring.

    Hi, Will be taking up my floorboards in an upstairs bathroom and fitting caberflooring of which needs to be screeded to be made level as it's about 11mm out. I've bought Mapei Ultraplan 3240 Self-Levelling Compound 25kg...
  8. K

    Help with Damaged wall behind bathroom tiles.

    So what started as a small job resealing the bath, I noticed some of the tiles above the bath was loose. I have removed all the loose tiles and the wall was slightly damp and the plaster probably around 20-30year old is just falling away and brittle. Can I just dry out the wall fill and replace...
  9. TeessideGal

    Burlington thermostatic valve tiled in!!!

    I’m trying to remove the brass thermostatic valve, per original instructions. Managed to get everything off to find the retaining sleeves completely tiled and grouted in. Had a “professional “ do tiling, and a plumber do the plumbing 10 years ago. Question: do I have to break through the...
  10. Moonhead

    Tiling prep advice - rendered wall

    Currently ripping the old tiles out of our bathroom and they are attached to this surface. It looks like render or a bonding coat. Can I stick my new tiles straight onto this or does it need prep like tile backing board? It's a very small space so ideally I want to minimise any increase in the...
  11. D

    Subfloor advice for tiling

    I am looking for some advice on suitable bathroom subfloors on joists. I have had a look on the forum, and am struggling to find an answer. Currently the bathroom subfloor is some kind of 18mm chipboard screwed onto the joists (400mm centres). Previously carpet was laid on top of this so...
  12. D

    Help… where is the architrave supposed to go?

    Hi Currently getting my bathroom done and I let the person know I wanted the old architraves removing and new ones fitting eventually because I’m getting new doors put in at the end of the month… only thing is, they have tiled right up to the frame with only a small gap? And the wall is half...
  13. A

    Preparing an uneven stone hearth for tiling

    Hello, I have knocked out a fireplace (with great help from this group). It will only be decorative. The builders opening will all be boarded and skimmed. I would like to tile the old hearth (removing it is not an option, and neither is keeping it- drill holes). What would be the best way to...
  14. S

    Bathroom floor re-build - levelling and sub-floor material?

    I've just ripped out the 1st floor bathroom in my 1920's terraced house in the UK which invovled replacing a floor joist that had rotten at the end. It sits in the brick wall at either end so I've been able to level that and get it to the height of the neighbouring joist by packing slate...
  15. 0

    Battening walls

    Hi I’ve got 3 different types of wall to batten. Just wondering what the best approach is going to be (mainly which wood to get) Wall 1: Batten wall on single skin brick to hold 100mm insulation for garage conversion. From reading round the forums it seems 50x100 c16 is the way to go. Wall 2...
  16. F

    Bathroom; where skim meets tile

    Hi all, Would just like to run my plan of attack for my new upstairs shower room past some people with experience! I've trawled the internet and think I've came up with the right order for doing things. Any info or advice is more than welcome! Shower room has vapour board around all...
  17. W

    Floor tile adhesive

    Hi Can anyone recommend the best adhesive for large format porcelain floor tiles in a kitchen? Also, is there a particular brand of latex (for the floor) that I should get? Thanks
  18. T

    What grout to buy for bathroom renovation?

    Hi, we are renovating our family bathroom and the tiler is currently fitting tiles on both floor and walls. I now need to buy the grout for the tiler. Our tile joints are 2-3mm. He said to just go to Topps Tiles and buy their grouting as it is good. But I wanted to see if that's actually good...
  19. M

    should i tank this area in my wetroom or not?

    Hi, all I have just finished my wetroom and tanked all areas, to my understanding because this is a wetroom, therefore, all areas should be tanked. However, I have created a large concrete step that is spirit levelled and my worry is if I tank this area then should any water ingress via...
  20. M

    Best Epoxy Grout to use please? for wetroom.

    Hi all, Just finished, tanked and tiled the wet room. Would like to use epoxy grout. Does anyone have any recommendations, please? I have all the cleaning at hand because of the haze epoxy causes on surfaces, so ready for. I just need something waterproof and resistant with a reasonable...
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