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Getting ready for a tiling project

Getting a tiling project underway can be an exciting time for any DIY enthusiast. But before you start getting ready to work, check out our list of essential items for your project so you don’t have to suddenly rush out to the hardware shop for something you’ve forgotten. The exact shopping list will depend on the project you are doing, but you should definitely have the basic essentials listed here…

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DIY tiling: Top Tips from the Experts

If you have never had a go at tiling before, it can seem a pretty daunting task. Working out how many tiles you need is just the start of the stress. Getting your technique right and your finish perfect can make the difference between creating a beautiful room and being left with a mess, so make sure you have done your homework before you launch into your tiling project. Read our top tips to help your next tiling project go to plan.

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Exploring Style With Bathroom Tiling

Bathroom tiling is often seen as a just a practical choice when designing and building a bathroom. It’s a wet environment, so of course it’s better to have the water stopping power of tile, which won’t mold or allow water to seep through into the main floorboards. Furthermore, tile is easy to clean and can be mopped up. Moreover, it allows water to evaporate more easily, which can help to reduce moisture damaged in the rest of the room. Without a doubt, it’s the best possible material for a bathroom. However, many people don’t think about how much color and style they can add to their home with the skillful use of tiling. […]

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Stress Free Bathroom Tiling

One of the most important factors in any tiling project is thorough planning. It is not usually a good idea to just start in the corner with a full tile and work up or across from that. This might leave you with a small and unsightly row at the top or side of the wall or floor. To avoid this problem, make yourself a gauge stick before you start. Take a length of 50mm x 12mm soft wood and lay a row of tiles along one edge of it. Use spacers as you would normally so that the tiles are spaced properly, then mark the position of each tile on the gauge stick. Before you begin tiling, you must ensure that the walls are clean, unbroken and dry. The surface should be as flat as possible so you’ll need to take off any wallpaper and paint over any flaking paint. Make sure you have your gauge stick ready. […]

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The Right Tools for Installing Porcelain Tiles

Cutting porcelain tiles is not as straightforward a job as cutting ceramic tiles and an electric tile cutter with a diamond blade will almost certainly be required. But these tools do not have to...

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Measuring up for Bathroom Tiles

So you are planning some DIY home improvements in your new house and the first task is re-tiling the bathroom. But if you are tiling your bathroom yourself then you will need to accurately...

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Getting Ready To Tile Your Bathroom

Tiling a bathroom yourself is relatively easy for a competent DIY’er but if you find putting up shelves is just too difficult a task for you then you would probably be better off getting...