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    Any tiling experts on here

    gonna try a bit of diy,what I need to know is can you tile over vinyl floor tiles that are glued down

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    As long as they are sound you could get away with a latex screed over them but really the only proper job is to uplift them. There are machines you can hire to do it

    Yes, but you need specialised materials.

    linky

    starsparkle2311

    Whilst the tiling experts are here.........I want to install a shower, do … Whilst the tiling experts are here.........I want to install a shower, do I tile first?



    Are you serious?

    I guess it depends on electric or mixer - but either way you will need to sort out the pipework before tiling...

    starsparkle2311

    Whilst the tiling experts are here.........I want to install a shower, do … Whilst the tiling experts are here.........I want to install a shower, do I tile first?



    think your better off tiling after, im no expert but it seems logical in my head, imagine you had to take up everything you had laid to access a pipe!!

    You could put down plywood (burst proof) then tile onto that using a floor tile adhesive . In a heavy water exposed area use hardi backer (or similar) waterproof board to tile onto. No expert but it is what I have done and it worked.

    starsparkle2311

    Whilst the tiling experts are here.........I want to install a shower, do … Whilst the tiling experts are here.........I want to install a shower, do I tile first?


    first fix pipework and install shower tray first, then tile, then fit shower and enclosure

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    starsparkle2311

    Whilst the tiling experts are here.........I want to install a shower, do … Whilst the tiling experts are here.........I want to install a shower, do I tile first?


    of course you tile after, otherwise all the pipework will have to go on top of the tiles lol

    tbh, I dont think you should attempt it

    I did mine and may have a week of hols coming up...if the price is right I'll come and do yours! PM me.

    http://uglyhousephotos.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/090430g.jpg

    Whoa! Thats bad!

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    jiminym

    I did mine and may have a week of hols coming up...if the price is right … I did mine and may have a week of hols coming up...if the price is right I'll come and do yours! PM me.


    LOL - I hope you posted that pic as a joke cos its the worst tiling I have EVER seen.

    Even funnier is the design layout

    Methinks you just took the pic whilst at some zero star bulgarian hostel
    Edited by: "csiman" 15th Apr 2011

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    errrr no thanks

    csiman

    LOL - I hope you posted that pic as a joke cos its the worst tiling I … LOL - I hope you posted that pic as a joke cos its the worst tiling I have EVER seen.Even funnier is the design layoutMethinks you just took the pic whilst at some zero star bulgarian hostel


    Or took it from uglyhousephotos.com

    Goonieman

    Or took it from uglyhousephotos.com



    That site has loads of my photo's on!

    Sorry just came across this thread, but to the OP, a quick and easy fix for removing the tiles is to put a tea towel on top of the tiles, and iron the tea tole on a hot temperature for a minute. This will then heat up the glue and with a flat tool, the tile should peel straight off. You may be left with a sticky residue, but a bit of white spirits should get this off, and leave you with a good finish
    Edited by: "allsa001" 21st Apr 2011

    You can tile before or after the shower depending on the situation.

    My house, the plumber put all the pipes in, then I tiled around them cutting where necessary for the pipes then fit the shower.

    My parent's place has plasterboard walls, not proper thick walls, so the pipes come down from the loft. Therefore you can tile first, at the pipes come down inside the shower unit and it's then drilled and fixed through the tiles.

    So, IMO, it depends on your walls and therefore what shower you're going to fit.
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