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Strange Blocks Under Tiles

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by billau, 2 Jun 2019.

  1. billau

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  2. billau

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    Anyone tell me what these strange blocks are all about?
     
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    Old tile cement?
     
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    Looks like someone has tiled onto old tiles and what you're seeing is an impression of the rear of the original tile in the original tile adhesive.
     
  5. billau

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    No, they’re distinct blocks, somehow stuck to the wall.
     
  6. footprints

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    Might still be tile cement the may have "buttered" each tile before sticking up.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts.
     
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    Old style sand and cement fix, my mates was 15mm thick and a pig to remove.
     
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  9. billau

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    That would make sense. These are about that thickness. And yes, they’re a sod to get off. Thanks all.
     
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    SDS drill on hammer only and a scutch chisel bit should shift them!
     
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    That’s why they have been overtiled a couple of times.
     
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    I had the same tiles in my bathroom!
     
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    I hate these tiles. I call them two bird tiles.

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    They covered a wall of a service area on the A1 with all the tiles the same way round except one.

    Every time I went there that one bl***Y upside down tile caught my attention.
     
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    Yes "chicken tiles" had them in primrose they did green blue and pink also I think, they must have sold millions!
     
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