Landscape Gardening Question

Doorstep tiles now falling off,needing ideas to replace them

large doorstep, ceramic tiles now coming off.Would like to replace with something different but think slabs would be oo thick.

6 Answers

Best Answer

hi you can use a porceline tile which is thinner but very tough you can get these in anti slip and make the area look nice and welcoming good luck malc

Answered 2nd Mar 2011

ludlow home and garden imimprovements/ludlow fencing

Member since 13 Apr 2009

You can get thin slabs, or stone tiles.
I would have thought ceramic tiles would be slippy when wet.
If they are stuck down with proper adhesive they shouldnt keep falling of.
Good preparation is the key.

Answered 2nd Mar 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

Tiles coming loose Possibly due to no damp proofing beneath them. Suggest removing all loose tiles and any construction beneath them and rebuilding with a suitable damp proof course and membrane, then re-install your existing tiles once cleaned up and applying UPVA building adhesive to the underside of the tile, and the surface to be tiled and when tacky apply your tile adhesive as normal.

Answered 2nd Mar 2011

CPR Renovations

Member since 14 Nov 2010

i think you might find they are quarry tiles not ceramic. and usally laid in cement. anyway if you want something different how about slate mines about 1"thick and look lovely. roy

Answered 3rd Mar 2011

northview property mainenance

Member since 13 Sep 2010

there are many types of tile, all different thicknesses but the aim is to prepare the subsrate properly (the surface to which you fix them to)its a good idea to prime the fixing surface first with a recomended primer sealer. you might want to go for a non slip exterior tile some have dimples to aid this, hope this is of help to you

Answered 3rd Mar 2011


Member since 15 Feb 2011

Quarry tiles

Answered 3rd Mar 2011


Member since 7 Feb 2009

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