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271 Questions: Tiling
- Ybertie21 18th May, 2011 Tiling
Hi ...received some great answers to my previous question so thank you to all that answered....What can i use as a filler/skim coat over my underfloor heating prior to tiling and adhesive? How long should i leave it on before tiling? Can i use BAL superflex straight on top of the underfloor heating and fix the tiles at same time? What is the best way to work out how to lay my tiles? (3 walls and floor being tiled) Should i do walls or floor first? Should i start from middle and work outwards? If i have a cut at the corner, should i start at the same corner on the other wall with a full tile or another cut one.. Thank you in advance !
- Ymargaret_57 9th Feb, 2012 Tiling
We have employed a tiler to fully tile our bathroom. We had a new suite fitted by his brother who is a plumber the week before. Going to look at it a few days into the process, our bath, toilet and even sink (he has managed to scratch up porcelain) is now unrecognizable as the beautiful new things we had. We pointed it out to him, even asked why he couldnt be using the dust sheets (that we provided for him), but he says it wasnt him that scratched them. We need a whole new suite. But, spent all our current spare cash paying for them and the tiles and labour first time round. They really are all ruined, with bits of plaster etc stuck to them. The bottom of the white bath now looks perminently dirty as there are so many scratches. Where it used to be smooth and shiny is now mottled and dull. The same with the sink and toilet. I am at my wits end, what can I do?
- Ycarrie105 6th Jun, 2011 Tiling
I have a bathroom with floorboards that I would like to tile over. Can floor boards be tiled directly on top of or do you need to some kind of layer? Sorry if I sound dim! What kind of adhesive would you use to tile on top of floorboards?
Some tips on steps to tile over floor boards would be much appreciated.
Thanks for your tips. I've now decided to do a complete refit of the bathroom - install new bath, toilet and sink. Since I'm removing all ceramics, should I lay the plywood first to entire bathroom and then install bath on top, or should I cut out area of bath and fit bath to floor board?
Where can you buy the marine ply or cement backer board from? Been looking at B&Q and Wickes website and can't see any of them selling the stuff?
Also If I decide to lay vinyl floor instead of ceramic tiles on top of floorboards what thickness ply would I require?
- Yadam78 14th Oct, 2013 Tiling
I have had my bathroom retiled due to flood they tiled first then placed skirting board in the tiles stick out past the skirting board by about 4mm it looks shoddy they just say fill with silicone .
- Yjackie_459 3rd Jul, 2012 Tiling
I am currently in the middle of having my bathroom floor and (part) walls, kitchen floor and splashback retiled. When reading the following please bear in mind I'm a single, quite little, young woman.
My tiler appears to have finished upstairs
My bathroom currently has no bathroom door as he tiled on top of original tiles as he couldn't get the old ones up, so I think the door needs to be shortened, but he has just left it leaning up against the wall. I bought a new shower door for my walk in shower but he has tiled over where the original door was hung into the plaster/brick wall, so now I'll have to drill through his tiling,(drilling through tile scares me that I'm going to do it wrong and crack the tiles). I've no shower head, or temperature control knobs either (I wasn't watching when he took them off to be able to know what washer etc. goes where or how they were fixed to attempt to put them back on myself).
I had a semi pedestal basin with wings that I bought a replacement for (the original had four bolts that went into the wooden frame on the wall, the new one has two. My tiler has tiled over the wood frame that the basin bolts will go into. He said he could fit the basin but it will be extra. I then said if I measured it, could he just drill the holes through the tiles but he said he'd "need a special drill bit you see" (is it weird that a tiler wouldn't have a drill bit that went through tiles?) or is he just being difficult and trying to get more money out of me?
I asked that he take the skirting boards off (probably about 3 metres in total) as the floor would look nicer tiled up the the wall but he said he hadn't allowed for that. I said he had allowed for taking up the bathroom floor which he then didn't do, so surely that cancels it out. He then got moody and I gave in and said not to, but he still gave me the silent/one word answer treatment all day.
There are tiles that are totally unmatched hue wise to the ones next to them (as in your eyes are drawn to significantly darker or lighter tile from the ones directly next to each other in certain areas). He has done this today with the kitchen floor as well.
Sorry to bang on. Am I being unreasonable to think that if he took a shower door off he'd put one back on, even if it's a different one? If he took the bathroom door off, he'd put it back on even though he'd have to shorten it a bit? If he took the shower knobs off he'd put them back on? etc. etc. or that he'd look at how one tile looked next to the surrounding ones before fixing it forever?
P.s Roughly how much can I expect to be charged for putting these things (doors/basin) right? I know I can't ask him to sort the tiles as they're down and he's going two days over his estimated time already.
Thank you, Sorry, it's so long :) Thank you
- Yzab 31st Aug, 2012 Tiling
What is the best thing to clean mould and mildew from window sills?
- Ymc_dermott_tilers 19th Sep, 2013 Tiling
How do I lay quarry tiles on an uneven concrete door step? What materials do I require to do it?
- Yctownend 29th Nov, 2013 Tiling
We have travertine tiles on a plasterboard wall. We want to fix a mirror central to the sink so cannot rely on studwork. Despite lengthy searches, we cannot find any fixings we think will work, nor can we find any advice on the internet. Help please.
- Yrichardjp 31st Oct, 2013 Tiling
Would a tiler do this, need it done in a small bathroom, narrow hallway, and kitchen 8' x 10'
Any idea of charges for this.
- Yjelly_custard 25th Oct, 2013 Tiling
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