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****A bit of Advise needed on laying floor Tiles ***

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hello uou lovely hukd'ers :-) thinking of getting some Ceramic Floor tiles for the bathroom... What else would I need to buy apart from the adhesive and grout... for example will I be able to jus… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
hello uou lovely hukd'ers :-)

thinking of getting some Ceramic Floor tiles for the bathroom... What else would I need to buy apart from the adhesive and grout...
for example will I be able to just lay them direct onto the floor boards or do i need to buy something that will go on top of the floorboards before laying the tiles...

Thanks in advance peeps ;-)
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Have a look at this link.:)
http://diy-focus.com/laying-floor-tiles
1 Like #2
You cant lay them directly hun, they need to be on top of ply or something of a certain thickness, pretty difficult as you'll need to have tile cutter and do the finicky things and I definitely wouldn't attempt unless you know what you're doing xx
#3
so I need this then

To lay tiles on a wooden floor the wooden floor must be strengthened with 13mm thick plywood. For the best results choose a tile adhesive that is suited to the surface that you are laying the tiles on.

So I just put the ply board on top of the floor boards then ?:?
#4
snowflake
You cant lay them directly hun, they need to be on top of ply or something of a certain thickness, pretty difficult as you'll need to have tile cutter and do the finicky things and I definitely wouldn't attempt unless you know what you're doing xx


I have tiled the bathroom walls before so ok at cutting the tiles thats not a problem
1 Like #5
frollickingfrill
so I need this then

To lay tiles on a wooden floor the wooden floor must be strengthened with 13mm thick plywood. For the best results choose a tile adhesive that is suited to the surface that you are laying the tiles on.

So I just put the ply board on top of the floor boards then ?:?


They will need to be screwed down well so no movement and you will need a flexible adhesive ,
#6
i had to do soem tiling in my bathroom recently, it was awesome, my dad picked up a diamond circular saw thingywy, it was like a warm knife through butter :lol:
#7
frollickingfrill
so I need this then

To lay tiles on a wooden floor the wooden floor must be strengthened with 13mm thick plywood. For the best results choose a tile adhesive that is suited to the surface that you are laying the tiles on.

So I just put the ply board on top of the floor boards then ?:?


Yes because a solid base is what is required and 13mm ply will not flex and crack the joints

Just lay with a mastic glue like no more nails or similar.
#8
micoo
i had to do soem tiling in my bathroom recently, it was awesome, my dad picked up a diamond circular saw thingywy, it was like a warm knife through butter :lol:


Where you live microo :whistling:
#9
frollickingfrill
Where you live microo :whistling:


dundee :lol:
1 Like #10
You can hire tile cutters but I would buy new as they are quite cheap and have not been abused:)
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/83636/Power-Tools/Tile-Saws/Titan-600w-Tile-Cutter
#11
also hire/buy a jigsaw for cutting the ply into shape:thumbsup:
#12
This is all sounding like going to be an expensive job and a lot of work:? think I might leave it for now, Will make do with the laminated floor that got down already :roll:
#13
frollickingfrill
This is all sounding like going to be an expensive job and a lot of work:? think I might leave it for now, Will make do with the laminated floor that got down already :roll:


:w00t::w00t: i was gonna say it could be expensive but didnt like,,,maybe cheaper getting someone in to do it for you:thumbsup:
#14
use the flooring adhesive made for wooden floors about £20 a tub. you can go directly on the floorboards if you want to. as for cutting round the toilet, i would take the toilet off then tile, same with the sink pedastal. would ony take a few hours and not that expensive. stick the loo back down with gripfill as its a a pain trying to drill into ceramic floor tiles!...job done
#15
Who is floor Tiles...........?
#16
We had ours done professionally and they still cracked - getting some kind of flexible tiles would be much better.
#17
tigerallstars
Who is floor Tiles...........?


LOL Neatly sums up HUKD :w00t:
banned#18
mikebike;6146524
Yes because a solid base is what is required and 13mm ply will not flex and crack the joints

Just lay with a mastic glue like no more nails or similar.

I certainly wouldnt glue it down in case you need the floorboards up for a leak etc

screw the MARINE plywood down

bear in mind you will probably have a slight step going into the bathroom now.

and get an electric circular cutter as the manual ones are useless.

and lift up the toilet / sink etc rather than cutting around them
#19
tigerallstars
Who is floor Tiles...........?




i might of known you would say something like that :roll: Might end up being you now your "single" :whistling:
WoolyM
LOL Neatly sums up HUKD :w00t:


+1:-D
#20
tdogg
use the flooring adhesive made for wooden floors about £20 a tub. you can go directly on the floorboards if you want to. as for cutting round the toilet, i would take the toilet off then tile, same with the sink pedastal. would ony take a few hours and not that expensive. stick the loo back down with gripfill as its a a pain trying to drill into ceramic floor tiles!...job done


doogan9
We had ours done professionally and they still cracked - getting some kind of flexible tiles would be much better.


csiman
I certainly wouldnt glue it down in case you need the floorboards up for a leak etc

screw the MARINE plywood down

bear in mind you will probably have a slight step going into the bathroom now.

and get an electric circular cutter as the manual ones are useless.

and lift up the toilet / sink etc rather than cutting around them




This is all scaring me now :?... I was just thinking the tiles were cheap on fleabay so had the idea to do both bathrooms both I didn't realise how complicated and expensive it was going to be :?
banned#21
frollickingfrill;6151937
This is all scaring me now :?... I was just thinking the tiles were cheap on fleabay so had the idea to do both bathrooms both I didn't realise how complicated and expensive it was going to be :?

its not complicated. just time consuming

for 2 bathrooms

electric cutter will be about £40 and 2 x £20 tubs of adhesive

marine ply will be another £40 i reckon

bag of grout - £15

not that expensive either if you have the tiles

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