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700 x 280 wall tiles.

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by tony7, 11 Apr 2021.

  1. mrrusty

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    For tiling a cheap laser is a huge benefit e.g. https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-qu...ross-line-laser-level/4708x?_requestid=365850 It's easy to scan round a room and get the level and also the verticals.

    When planning tiles you want to aim for equal cuts to the corners and avoid little slivers.

    Y. For backbuttering you just wipe the back of the tile with a thin layer of adhesive - often just filling up any embossed pattern on the back and then apply adhesive to the wall as normal. For me it just ensures a good grab.

    Personally I wouldn't be tiling to ply in a bathroom. Plywood is not totally stable with changes in humidity e.g. https://www.performancepanels.com/dimensional-stability-flatness - the 1/10th to 1/20th inch expansion/contraction mentioned here for an 8x4 panel may not sound much, but it's enough to break the grout. If possible use a cement based board instead like hardiebacker https://www.jameshardie.co.uk/en/tile-backerboard/hardiebacker (try not to buy it at e.g. the big yellow shed - its expensive there)
     
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  3. tony7

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    Do you prefer 1/2inc plasterboard to tile onto instead of ply?, I can get that handy enough.

    Thanks.
     
  4. mrrusty

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    Plasterboard is better than ply, unless it's a wet area, in which case I wouldn't use anything other than a waterproof board as above.
     
  5. tony7

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    Hi, no, all dry in that area, OK thanks so much again.
     
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    Well, just to say I have my bathroom finished, old stuff out and new in and i also think the larger tile make a small bathroom look bigger.

    I'm far from an expert tiler but I'm happy with my effort, so, thank you all for you advice :)
     
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    Well done.
    Pictures?
     
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    OK, I'll try that :)
     
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    That will give you an idea, as i said, I'm no tiler, just a joiner doing a bit of tiling for myself :)

    I decided to use grey 18mm melamine for inside the window reveals and I think, it worked out well, handy for screwing the window blind to, I've a new blind ordered BTW.

    It just leaves to box around the soil pipe and a new ceiling light. I fitted a vinyl floor when i was at it.

    The bathroom floor was about 18mm of the level when we fitted the shower tray about two years ago but at the time I planed the floor level for the shower tray to be fitted and the aluminium channel on the RHS was fitting tight to the then floor. So, before I fitted the new floor I decided to level the floor joist and thats the reason why the Multipanel aluminium channel is short but I can sort that out a bit lated, I know I should have leveled the joist at the time but there you go :)
    Pictures uploaded :) Don't look too close :)
     
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  12. TeaAndBiscuits

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    Looks like a decent job from here, well done (y)
     
  13. tony7

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    Ahh thank you, aye, Im happy with it, considering :)
     
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