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  1. cr0ft

    cr0ft Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hi. Yes and yes. As you are using a ready mixed adhesive you can layer it on thickly. To be honest I put it on the floor last thing at night first to get a rough gradient, let it dry overnight then finish off when laying the tiles. You don't need much of a fall for the water to run back quickly. Does the picture not show the fall? I think it's just the angle it's taken from. There is a pretty substantial fall on the left hand side of the tray as you look at the picture, which is why I needed the extra cut across the tiles as without it the edge of the tile would have been nearly 2 inches off the floor :)
  2. plumb_know

    plumb_know Plumber GSR

    You mentioned earlier a technique of back buttering, what is this? Sorry I am total novice when it comes to tilling
  3. tamz

    tamz Guest

    Spreading adhesive on the back of the tile before fixing.
    Maybe best sub a tiler in if your not sure.
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  4. plumb_know

    plumb_know Plumber GSR

    I don't do tilling just trying to learn a bit as it's useful to know, when I do my own jobs I will sub a tiler :)
  5. Tony Robins

    Tony Robins Guest

    I've always wanted a wetroom, and now thanks to your guide, I think I shall put one in my new home. Thank you very much. :)
  6. brum

    brum Plumber

    hi there either tank walls floors to get super duper seal improve tiling skills or change grout I always use Bal waterproof grout rec for swimming pools hope this helps mate
  7. mutley racers

    mutley racers Plumber GSR

    Nice thread. I need to quote for a small wet room. How long would you say to prep the floor area and add tray and tank? It is only a 3m X 1m room?
  8. Destroyer2813

    Destroyer2813 Plumber GSR

    Got a wetroom to quote for also downstairs screed floor shower floor area is .75x2000 with a screen would you say tank floor outside shower area as well ?. And what kits best for the floor of matting ?
  9. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    Thoroughly annoyed , used mapi silicone and it's come away from movement joint between travitene in my house and it looks gaff. Any suggestions ?
  10. kay-jay

    kay-jay Trusted Plumber GSR

    Is it not the travetine rather than the silicone at fault? Was the trav oiled or have any treatment on it
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  11. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Prob the travetine sealer at fault there ermi.
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  12. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    I always tank outside the shower. Makes sense whilst your on. Last kit I used was BAL.
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  13. Whyme

    Whyme Guest

    Probably been said previous but use marmox board strong as double the thickness ply. Just adhesive on then screw + tape and paint the joints and screw heads sorted.
  14. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    No trav natural and it was washed. Plus it's a cut edge it's between. Wall to floor.
  15. Whyme

    Whyme Guest

    Is the floor flexing??
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