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This is some basic advice and questions for anybody thinking of a tiling project or bathroom installation.
After you have made a convenient appointment, we will visit your home and carry out a free survey to establish your exact requirement

W.C. - Some waste pipes make it difficult to fit a back to wall w.c.
Sinks - Check the size of the sink. Some sinks are to big for the size of bathroom.
Taps - Some bath taps are not suitable for low pressure water systems.
Shower - Do you have a pressurised water system? Thermostatic mixer shower might be better than electric.
Tiles -  Tiles over 300mm x 300mm require to be fixed with a cement based tile adhesive.

Shower screens - In smaller toilets a fold back shower screen gives more room.
Walls - What are the walls made of? Some walls can only hold 20 kg per s.q.m. of tiles and adhesive
Tiles -  What kind of tiles? Some tiles require sealing
Floors - Chip wood and floor board floors must be over boarded with backer board or ply at a suitable thickness before tiling
Tanking - Most grout is only water resistant and shower areas require tanking


Tanking explained  :-


As grout is only water resistant and not waterproof, over time the water can penetrate the plasterboard behind the tile, making the board soft and causing tiles to fall of the wall as in the picture below.

The walls should be cement backer board or  plaster board painted with waterproof coating as in the middle picture, or with waterproof matting as in picture on right. This will keep the walls in your shower water proof.

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