Tiling onto front garden pathway

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by DIY_Has123, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. DIY_Has123

    DIY_Has123 Active Member

    My builder last year screeded the front pathway for laying victorian tiles on. Weather got bad so he didn't return to finish it off and then got busy with other jobs. I'm thinking of doing it myself now.

    Some of the screed came out...you can see the patches.

    Can I tile directly onto this and fill out the patches with tile adhesive or is a special sand/cement mix required to level out before tiling on? If so what type sand and ratio?

    Also do I need to pva the pathway before tiling?

    Images show pathway now and tiles I intend to use.

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  2. kiaora

    kiaora Guest

    I think the quality finish in the second photo can’t be had, if you patch up the screed,
    For peace of mind, break up the screed, and get it relaid, and done properly.

    I think it’s a shame it was left, the tiles need a good flat base.

    good luck,
  3. DIY_Has123

    DIY_Has123 Active Member

    Surely I can patch it up and level it flat and smooth using a metal or wood edge?

    4 parts sharp washed sand to 1 part cement ?

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