Yearly Archive 27 November 2020


Tiling Advice for Tiling Project Management

Not just the tiling!

Tiling Advice is all over the place online. There are facebook groups, forums, blogs, youtube videos, diy guides and all sorts. But there’s not a personal touch to it.

There’s a new service by that’s going to offer custom bespoke Tiling Advice that’s more to do with the Project Management side of things.

So they’ll help you source the right tiles at the best prices, find the right adhesives to the specifications you need, and if you’re doing the job yourself too, the right tiling tools for your tiles.

Working with a whole host of either freelance workers from within the tile industry, or companies who take on small contracts to fulfill your requirements – but with a difference. It’s all for free!

Get your kitchen, bathroom, conservatory, hallway, patio planned out with Computer Aided Design (CAD) tiling drawings and see what your completed project would look like before even buying a sample tile, let alone a pallet load of them.

Then when it comes to the adhesive specifications, depending on your tile type and the substrate you’re tiling to, would depend on the best options from all the tile adhesive manufacturers including BAL, Weber, Mapei, TileMaster etc.

Checkout their website here:


5 Brilliant Tiling Tool Suppliers

5 of the best tiling tool suppliers in the UK. It didn’t take long to compile this small list, these tiling tool suppliers are all well recommended in the tile industry in the UK. They’ve either been online for years, or are newish but have really good connections with tiling tool manufacturers.

Also checkout the Price Comparison Blog, this month they compare Rubi Tile Cutters. Also checkout the tiling training centres and Tiling Courses across the UK.


UK Tiling Forum

The UK Tiling Forum has been online since 2006 but it wasn’t the very first forum for tiling advice online. The first UK Tiling Forum online was It was started by a training centre that’s now defunct, called Professional Independent Training Techniques (PITT), around 2002.

The training centre delivered short courses to budding wall and floor tilers from around the UK. The courses could serve around 20 people per week, during which the trainees would be welcomed to call us any time if they become stuck on a job or need to know which type of adhesive to use on a job etc, and after just a few months of providing training the phone calls were taking up a large part of the day in the reception.

So a UK tiling forum was setup so that people could register, ask a question, the training centre would answer, and then in future people could search the forum for the question they have, and find the information they need quickly, any time day or night, and it would save the office hours a day in phone calls.

Before long the forum started to gain members from the tile industry in general, and the idea that somebody could receive tiling advice by way of writing messages rather than speaking to somebody was proven to be fruitful.

The nay-sayers were left behind. And those who recognised the benefit often tried to start their own forum, BAL included. Not all worked, it needed a lot of traction and support to get a tiling forum going.

The training centre closed down eventually, as funding was cut from the retraining schemes by the Armed Forces and whatnot. So was sold to a company who didn’t run it well at all. was born in April 2006, and it’s the go-to forum for DIY and professional wall and floor tilers alike. It has the most content, the most questions and answers, the most tiling project photos, the most traffic and members, the most financial support and backing, and the best web developers for construction forums on the planet. (Shameless self-promotion?)


Welcome to UK Tiling News

We’re back online after some time off!

Welcome back to UK Tiling News. We closed the website down some time ago due to us not having time to run it. But due to the current situation the world is in, it’s helped us find a bit of time for it again.

Welcome Back to UK Tiling News
Welcome Back to UK Tiling News

We’ll be using the website to let you all know about new products, tools, tiles and new tiling practices and processes. Some do crop up every now and again.