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Removing existing render is a large undertaking and is likely to result in damage to the substrate
Whilst monocouche render is low maintenance, like any other building facade it is not immune from the gradual buildup of organic growth and dirt
Although timber frames are treated, they are vulnerable to rot and need to be kept in a warm, dry environment
Anhydrite screeds have become quite popular, but tilers must be aware of a number of potential problems.
Floating floors are those which are used to improve insulation and/or to reduce noise. As they are not attached to a rigid substrate, they require extra care when tiling onto.
Newly-laid screeds take time to stabilise, so tiling onto the screed too early can end in disaster as the screed shrinks during the drying process.
Tiles classed as 'natural materials' vary immensely from ceramics in appearance and application requirements
Natural stone tiles require careful preparation prior to grouting, and need regular maintenance
Because wooden floors naturally bend, bounce and expand, tiles can end up cracking under the pressure if installed incorrectly.
Tiling over existing tiles is possible, but there are a few things to first consider.
When tiling with large tiles extra considerations must be made to ensure they are fixed level and firmly in place
Tiled areas in kitchens, bathrooms and showers can be subject to high humidity or water, which means the a waterproofing layer needs to be applied before laying tiles.
Underfloor heating can cause an array of issues if not tiled onto correctly, from cracking due to heat expansion to damaging wires with your trowel.
There are a number of things to consider when applying an underfloor heating screed, but it’s not as complicated as you might think.
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