Up next is the last job we did of last year 2020 plus the first one of this year 2021 its a victorian floor hallway this floor was the original floor from around 1890 - 1900 when removing the floor we found a very old coin along with an old news paper.
The floor was just dead, once we removed the tiles the original cement and sand screed just crumbled away as you can see by the pictures. We put back down a new floor and tiled hallway.
We had to do this job in stages
1st stage, once everything was removed we had to soak the floor in primer grip once that dried we had to put self level down in stages to ensure full coverage and depth in places needed was achieved.
We then left the floor to fully dry and cure out over the Christmas break this helped by giving the floor breathing space and allowing any kind of cracks to show or movement with people walking on it over the Christmas break.
When we started back in the new year I could see there was a some cracks and air lines so we put down kerakoll fracture matting (amazing fracture matt to work with)
The customer chose a beautiful fire earth tile around 22mil thick so they had to be sealed before being laid and again once laid, then a final seal once grouted.
In the end it turned out great the hallway and outside porch looked amazing and now will be down hopefully for another 100 years or so.
We would like to say as a company we can't stress this enough just how important the process of Tiling is, so when we price for projects not only are we pricing for labour and materials you are paying for knowledge and experience. We do everything to British standard laws. When these prices seem higher than joe blogs down the road thats simply because you are paying for our knowledge and experience in our trade.
Tale a look at the recent work carried out by Youngs Tiling.