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    How to use thick tiles?

    Bathroom Specialists

    I brought bathroom floor tiles 600x600 with a 9.5mm thickness for my bathroom which needs 7 box of tiles. My builder states it is too thick to work with. However I have seen other bathrooms install these tiles perfectly. Is this true or should I find another builder?

    Asked by Shantel on 14th Jan 2021
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    Graft Webb Property Services

    "These tiles are ok in terms of thickness, that's the norm for that size."

    Answered on 18th Jan 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    NJP Installations

    "You can use on a wall but need to use the right adhesive"

    Answered on 15th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "Good afternoon! Wall tiles can be use for sure, doesn't matter on the thickness.
    Regarding floor tiles depend how you are setting up them.
    This is a stone, if you have knowledge of how to do the job then you've definitely got a solution"

    Answered on 15th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Imperial craft ltd

    "Don’t see what the problem is the tiles are big but not that thick there are plenty more thicker tiles on the market ok I guess sometimes if there to thick you can have problems getting it under the doors but it’s only 9.5mm unless he doesn’t have a tile cutter that size which they can be expensive, but this thickness is average should not be a problem"

    Answered on 15th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Handy Plumbers

    "Find another builder - they mustn't have the correct tools to use as it would need a tabletop diamond cutting blade."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2016 - report
    CjR Pipework Building Services & Maintenance

    "The tiles are ok it is the installer and their tools"

    Answered on 18th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Home Regeneration

    "An alternative would be to buy thinner tiles, however the builder has identified to you that they are too thick and as a result of that the tiles would be raised above other floor level like your landing. If that is the case then you could fit a rising threshold strip to alleviate any dramatic floor level difference.
    I think the builder is identifying a problem with you which should be respected and that a decision should be made as to whether or not to use the tiles?"

    Answered on 15th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    All Trades Maintenance


    9.5mm thickness is perfectly standard but will need a good quality tile cutter I would assume they are ceramic I can understand the builder's issue if they are porcelain, as this can be hard to work with but all in all, these are standard good quality tiles and usually give an excellent finish. Maybe get someone else In to quote and give a second opinion! Good luck

    Regards Steve"

    Answered on 17th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

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