Help tiling my shower

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by lindersville, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. duncairn

    duncairn New Member

    Dont forget your receipt.
  2. Jedi

    Jedi New Member

    Hi Lindersville,

    Get yourself over to,and go on the forum which is linked from the the home page, they specialise in tiling.
    I'm asking a similar question about an en-suite, you will get good "serious" advice on what to use and how to use it.

    You might even want to call the training school, I did, and spoke to Paul Riley a consumate proffesional who told me everything I needed to know,but you'll get everything from the forum.
    In return, I'm buying all my products from him directly, much cheaper than the usual suppliers


  3. lindersville

    lindersville New Member

    cheers for that jed, im just off for a look now!

    painted my wp1 undercoat 5 minutes ago havin an early nite so will latex tommorow!
  4. lindersville

    lindersville New Member

    ok she is all tanked now!

    sure is weird stuff to work with! tape was fiddly but all went well

    ive got a 6mm grooved adesive trowl, do i need to butter the tile as well or will this be ok?

    how long for the adesive to dry? i understand the WP1 will slow this down
  5. lindersville

    lindersville New Member

    ok just a small update and to say thanks to all that have helped!

    without your advise my job would have been a lot more taxing

    just got to fit shower door and plumb shower back in then i can wash again!

    taken me a while but ive had to fit it round work and looking after my little girl

    if any of you guys need any info on my 3 expert subjects drop me a line and i would be glad to help.

    1. Kites
    2. Opticians
    3. Film production

    got one work in progress pic if anyone wants to see my DIY

    thanks again
  6. Hodgepig

    Hodgepig New Member

    Take a look at the following thread to see how it's
    constructed properly.

    Aquapanel has been used instead of Hardibacker,
    similar product.

    According to that thread:

    "Just for information, WP1 tanking system doesn't reduce the weight capability of what you can hang except on Aquapanle....the WP1 system is rated up to 32kg/sq/m so you can hang 10mm thick stone on it comfortably, but nothing more than that.

    Aquapanel will hold 50 kg/sqm but this is reduced to 32kg once it's tanked."

    So you shouldn't tank if you're using Aquapanel with tiles thicker than 10mm?
  7. In theory yes, or use an alternative system.

    Just make sure you don't go over the weight limits.

    12mm Travertine is around 36 kg/m2 - or thereabouts.

    (I was the author of the above mentioned article).

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