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There’s a certain art to applying tiles to a surface in a way that makes it safe, durable and aesthetically pleasing. Done correctly, a well-tiled surface can last a lifetime. In order for tiles to last, they must be applied to a clean and flat surface.

What is Tile Adhesive and Grout?

When installing tiles, a special adhesive is used to fix the tiles to the surface. There are many adhesives that can be used, with some pre-mixed and ready to apply and others that need to be mixed with water beforehand. Once the tiles are fixed in place using a good adhesive, grout is then applied to fill the gaps between the tiles — adhesive is only used on the back of the tiles. Grout comes in a sanded and unsanded mix. Sanded grout is used to fill wide gaps, while an unsanded mix is used to fill thinner gaps.

Grouting needn’t be plain and unspectacular, though, and there are plenty of designs you can take inspiration from, from using a black grout to create a contrast and achieve a brick-like effect, to using glitter to add a sparkle to your tiles. These are simple, but effective, choices you can make to add a touch of personality and style to your kitchen or bathroom interior design. However, when it comes time to install or repair the tiles, it’s always best to make sure you enlist the help of professional tile grouting services.

How Tile Repair Contractors Fix Ceramic Tiles with Adhesive?

Once you have selected your adhesive and grout, your tiler can then begin the process of applying and fixing your new tiles in place. This may require them to cut away any old tiles that are already in place — once this is done, they’ll perform the following tasks:

  • Fixing tiles with adhesive: Your tiler will use a serrated edge spreader to apply adhesive to the back of each of your tiles. They’ll then use a notched spreader to create ridges, which help the adhesive grip to the surface it’s being applied to.
  • Pressing tiles: Once the adhesive is applied, the tile will be pressed into place. Your tiler will then repeat the process with the remaining tiles, using a spacer to make sure there is an even and proportionate space between each tile.
  • Finishing application: After a few rows of tiles have been laid, any excess adhesive that may be on the surface of the tiles will be wiped off. Your tiler will then repeat the process until all tiles have been fixed into place.

How to Grout Ceramic Tiles?

During the tiling process, your tiler will have marked out each space for grout using a grout line spacer. This also ensures that no adhesive leaks into this space when the tile is pressed to the wall or floor. Once these spacers are removed, your tiler can begin to apply the grout finish of your choice.

  • Applying grout: Once the plastic line spacers have been removed, your tiler will spread grout into the gaps between your tiles using a special grouting tool, such as a rubber bladed spreader. They’ll apply equal care and attention to the job whether they’re grouting wall tiles, grouting tiles in the shower or grouting floor tiles.
  • Finishing: Once the grout has been spread, a moist sponge is used to wipe off any grout on the surface of your tiles. This also makes sure that your grout lines have an effective waterproof seal. If you require any holes in your tiling, for example to affix towel rails in the bathroom, then your tile professional can drill these safely and securely.

Are you looking for a professional tiler to tile your bathroom or kitchen? At HaMuch, we list vetted tradesmen capable of doing the job, whatever your requirements.

How to Find a Tile Repair Specialist?

To find a tiler near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to adhesive and grout specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Use HaMuch today and find a tiler in your location who can provide a high-quality service within your budget.

Tiler: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Tiler: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Tiler near London£34£197
Tiler near Birmingham£21£162
Tiler near Leeds£23£166
Tiler near Glasgow£21£172
Tiler near Sheffield£19£148
Tiler near Bradford£23£168
Tiler near Liverpool£24£161
Tiler near Edinburgh£22£172
Tiler near Manchester£24£174
Tiler near Bristol£24£175

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Norwich£23£179
Amber Valley£28£199
Liverpool£26£180
East Devon£19£163
Bournemouth£32£221
Powys£20£190
Wealden£25£208
Gedling£30£216
Edinburgh£30£218
Guildford£44£252

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Derby£25£188
North Tyneside£20£173
Wigan£24£176
Rotherham£22£170
South Tyneside£20£173
Erewash£27£196
Dundee£26£210
Dover£20£160
Stockton-on-Tees£37£198
Bath & North East Somerset£24£192

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Derby£26£197
Carmarthenshire£30£212
Stockton-on-Tees£31£224
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£28£201
Basildon£34£248
Peterborough£29£226
Mid Sussex£40£232
Wigan£28£202
Sunderland£29£203
Vale Royal£26£199

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Portsmouth£26£176
Windsor & Maidenhead£28£212
Knowsley£31£229
Bradford£45£177
Bassetlaw£21£184
Wealden£19£153
Guildford£27£190
New Forest£35£267
Rotherham£21£168
Cherwell£25£200

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Harrogate£47£245
Braintree£38£212
North Lanarkshire£15£98
West Lancashire£40£222
Portsmouth£39£250
Vale of White Horse£30£200
Reigate & Banstead£48£271
Bridgend£42£120
Cheltenham£75£588
Liverpool£36£237

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Epping Forest£15£139
Renfrewshire£15£123
South Kesteven£10£100
Newcastle-under-Lyme£19£133
Dudley£15£117
Thanet£10£80
Trafford£14£109
Dacorum£22£149
Fife£30£150
Bracknell Forest£18£137

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wychavon£28£152
East Ayrshire£37£200
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£35£250
Canterbury£38£240
Horsham£45£250
Knowsley£35£258
Conway£30£150
Wycombe£27£153
East Devon£40£320
Brighton£45£268

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Chelmsford£44£257
Gwynedd£28£222
Carmarthenshire£30£198
Thanet£41£242
Sunderland£39£247
Conway£31£203
Cardiff£35£225
Stafford£37£236
Scarborough£28£240
Horsham£48£265

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Crewe & Nantwich£37£237
Neath Port Talbot£34£217
Middlesbrough£35£236
North Lanarkshire£38£250
Thamesdown£44£285
Blackpool£31£222
West Lothian£39£269
Cambridge£42£272
Sandwell£38£223
Wokingham£54£271

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Peterborough£33£178
Scottish Borders£22£162
Portsmouth£27£171
Kirklees£22£160
New Forest£26£168
South Bedfordshire£29£179
Belfast£19£144
Rochdale£23£166
Dover£19£154
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£20£156

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