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Tiling tips

DIY tile-fixing

Tiles are versatile for covering, protecting and beautifying many surfaces in your home. They're ideal for walls and floors and are easy to clean and maintain so they're both practical and decorative.

Drilling a hole in tiles

Make an + with masking tape on the exact spot where you want to drill the hole. This stops your drill from skipping around.

Grouting Tiles

Mix the grout to a smooth, stiff consistency.

Important tiling tips

Start in the middle of the area to be tiled and never on the edges or sides.

Installing ceiling tiles

The surface must be dry, free of grease, hard, quite smooth and absorbant, free of old wallpaper and glue. Very absorbant surfaces must be sealed with a primer of DECOR adhesive diluted with water in a 1:6 ratio. Flaking plaster must also be sealed with primer. A surface that has been affected by fungus needs to be thoroughly cleaned.

Mosaic Magic

Ceramic tile mosaic sheets offer an attractive, simple way to resurface your shower floor. Everything you need to get the job done quickly and with minimal fuss is available from Cashbuild, your consumer champion. Follow these easy steps to tile your shower floor in a few hours.

Removing Grout

Use a scraper to remove the old grout.

Replace a damaged floor tile

What you need: replacement tile, small chisel or screwdriver, brush and dustpan, tile adhesive, notched trowel, grout, spackle plate, sponge.

Replace a cracked tile

You'll need: Tile, tile adhesive, grout, claw hammer, cold chisel, builder's bucket, tile trowel, sponge, safety goggles, brush and dustpan, spirit level, old screwdriver.

Seal the deal

Water damage in your home caused by seepage between tiles, at joints in the wall or between the wall and bath is not only unsightly but can be expensive to repair. Fortunately preventing this from happening is one of those DIY tasks you can easily tackle as long as you prepare the surfaces properly, show the necessary patience and get good quality sealants and all the tools you need from your consumer champion Cashbuild.

Style it with tiles

Our great selection of tiles will transform any room in your home

Tile a splashback

Ceramic tiles are the best choice for kitchen and bathroom surfaces because they with stand liquid spills and can be wiped clean.

What you will need for a tiling project

Tiles, Grout, Notched trowel, Tile spacers, Tile cutters, Tile trimming files, Tile nippers, Spirit level, Builder's line, Safety goggles, Thick work gloves, Grout Squeegee.