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Fixing the upright of a shower enclosure Discussion Thread

Fixing the upright of a shower enclosure

Is there anyway of getting a good fixing, where the upright of the shower enclosure meets the continuous edge of large vertical porcelain tiles? I'm concerned about the possible cracking of tiles with holes drilled so near to the edge, and also the possibility of leakage. Laying the tiles horizontally is going to be so bitty. I'm quite prepared to make a payment for anyone who can make a good workable suggestion.
Tony.

Fixing the upright of...
 

Tiling over screed/plywood floor with height differences. Discussion Thread

Tiling over screed/plywood floor with height differences.

Hi guys.
Im a carpenter who has tiled a fair few floors over the years as i fit a lot of kitchens.
I have turned up today on a job and have been offered the floor tiling with ceramic tiles.
Its a big area (64sq/m) but a third of it is a new extension with a screeded floor. There is then a 12mm expansion gap before it hits a plywood floor on joists for the rest of the area.
To compound the problem even more the screed is 10...
 

Spam Accounts Discussion Thread

Spam Accounts

We have been hit by hundreds of spam accounts that are somehow passing the human anti-spam captcha while simultaneously being an automated bot. I've seen stranger things happen.

I've stuck all suspect users into a user group so I can monitor and erase them a bunch at a time.

No humans should have been affected BUT if you have recently registered but not yet posted anything, and have tried to log in TODAY and the forum says "NO ACCOUNT WITH EMAIL ADDRESS CAN BE FOUND"...
 

Flex or non-flex adhesive for sticking backer boards to masonry wall? Discussion Thread

TTA Inspired by Spanish Tiles in Visit to Castellón - From TTA Discussion Thread

SkillBuild Regional Qualifiers Are Now Over - From TTA Discussion Thread

SkillBuild Regional Qualifiers Are Now Over - From TTA

SkillBuild Regional Qualifiers Are Now Over - From TTA

The SkillBuild Regional Qualifiers for 2024 are now complete, following three months of heats across the UK from April to June. The construction trainees and apprentices have been scored for each Regional Qualifier, and you can now view the results of the top 3 scoring competitors for each trade category.

These scores are quality assured and moderated by the...
 

Meet the Latest Master Tile Fixer - From TTA Discussion Thread

Meet the Latest Master Tile Fixer - From TTA

Meet the Latest Master Tile Fixer - From TTA

The Tile Association’s Master Tile Fixer certification scheme was introduced to support TTA’s vision to ‘raise tile and tiling standards and enhance installation expertise and craftmanship’. The scheme certifies highly experienced and skilled independent tile fixers with the aim of promoting best practice and encouraging existing tiling professionals to strive for excellence.


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Children Today Thanks TTA For Raising Over £75,000 in 20 Years of Support - From TTA Discussion Thread

Children Today Thanks TTA For Raising Over £75,000 in 20 Years of Support - From TTA

Children Today Thanks TTA For Raising Over £75,000 in 20 Years of Support - From TTA

Children Today would like to say a big thank you to The Tile Association (TTA) for its continued valuable support. This year the charity is celebrating not only its 30th birthday but also a 20-year relationship between Children Today and TTA, marking 2024 as a significant milestone.

In that time TTA and its members...
 

Industry Accreditation (IA) CSCS Cards Can No Longer Be Renewed - From TTA Discussion Thread

Industry Accreditation (IA) CSCS Cards Can No Longer Be Renewed - From TTA

Industry Accreditation (IA) CSCS Cards Can No Longer Be Renewed - From TTA

Since 30th June 2024, cards carrying the CSCS logo obtained via Industry Accreditation can no longer be renewed. Any cards remaining will expire by 31st December 2024 and cannot be replaced using IA. This change is designed to meet industry requirements the Construction Leadership Council’s recommendations that all construction industry...
 

Advice needed regarding sealing? Or Are these tiles faulty? Discussion Thread

Advice needed regarding sealing? Or Are these tiles faulty?

I've recently bought Johnson 'Orkney Stone' ceramic floor tiles from B&Q. Paid to have them professionally laid. At the time I asked if they needed sealing. The tiler told me since they were ceramic (not porcelain or natural stone) they didn't need to be sealed.

B&Q website states these are glazed which put my mind at rest.

They've been down a week and they're terrible. They seem to attract dirt, soak up marks and every...
 

Waterproofing options for new shower room Discussion Thread

Waterproofing options for new shower room

Hi,

A newcomer here and thank you to anyone with the patience to read my drivel.

I am renovating an old stone house, have just finished a kitchen, and now need to install a first floor shower room (1.7m x 2.35m).

The previous owner had the room to a state of green plasterboard walls, and chipboard floor. There are hot and cold feeds to one of the long walls, for a vanity, and hot and cold feeds - and evacuation - to the end wall, for a...
 

Mitering tiles and which epoxy Discussion Thread

Mitering tiles and which epoxy

A question about mitering and matching epoxy colour

I'll be working with some pinkish matt porcelain tiles where the core is the same colour as the glaze, I've found the perfect ratio of two Kerakoll grouts to match the tile colour for grouting to try and have the grout lines disappear (if anyone cares, 3x warm white to each 1x venetian red). However my experience with mitering is limited to just getting nice cuts. I've never installed them at eye level...
 

Have you ever worked for a National Tile Supplier or even just smaller big chain tile suppliers? Discussion Thread

Have you ever worked for a National Tile Supplier or even just smaller big chain tile suppliers?

Have you ever worked for a National Tile Supplier or even just smaller big chain tile suppliers? I'll tell you a funny story about how I got a job with Topps Tiles Newcastle and got top sales every month while the manager was an utter arse. Phillip Cuthburtson (Will Check Spelling Tomorrow). Works for Walls and Floors now as an area sales manager and sent him a PM on Linked In that was a...
 

Tiling Courses at UK Pro Tiling Training Discussion Thread

Tiling Courses at UK Pro Tiling Training

Hi all
Darren here from NETT, Just heard about Diamond and a few other Tiling companies in trouble, I would just like to add that we are still a very strong company and one of the best Tiling training centres in the country, we are still busy and have dates in the diary with courses running every week up to may 2011 at the moment.

In these tough times its only the strongest companies survive and we have built up a fantastic reputation...
 

Tilers Community Midnight Messages Whilst Drunk Send Shivers Down Manufacturers Spines Discussion Thread

Tilers Community Midnight Messages Whilst Drunk Send Shivers Down Manufacturers Spines

Woke up this morning to some abusive messages from Sam Hoffman of the Facebook Group Tilers Community.

Sam Hoffman of Hoffman Tiling and Bathrooms Limited, of which we have all company accounts and persons involved, sent abusive messages we assume whilst drunk on Friday evening. They regretted it instantly so we woke up to the following.
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Tile up to or undercut door frames / linings? Discussion Thread

Tile up to or undercut door frames / linings?

Hi, sorry if this is a silly question but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I've got a lot of tiling to do in our self build and currently it's just the door linings in place, no architrave etc yet. Should the tiles be fitted up next to the door linings with a small expansion gap and then siliconed or should I cut the bottoms of the frames and slide the tiles underneath?

The latter would look better but isn't there the potential...
 

One of new floor tile is making a random clicking noise Discussion Thread

One of new floor tile is making a random clicking noise

450 x 450 porcelain tiles were laid on the bathroom floor recently. One of the tile sometimes makes a clicking noise.

We have wooden floor in the bathroom and tiler put the Becker boards with screws and put some liquid/paint on Becker board for waterproof and then used adhesive for tiles.

I was wondering if only that one tile needs to be removed and then put it back with more adhesive?

One of new floor tile is making a...
 

Skirting tile price Discussion Thread

Skirting tile price

Hello one and all,
I have a 240m2 floor tiling job to price, including a tile upstand edged with tile trim, tiles 1m length, going into several rooms.

What i'm asking is if there is a standard linear metre rate, or base it on a day for estimated time taken.
I feel it needs to be a decent rate, as it mullers your back and big toe joints when doing them all day!

Thanks in advance,
Paul

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