Preparing concrete base prior to tiling

Postby Graham H » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:36 pm

I have just laid a 2.3m sq concrete base as level as possible. It is at least 150mm thick and reinforced. I am going to lay ceramic tiles before a hot tub is positioned on it (average weight 1tonne when full). Would a SLC be a good idea to prevent the tiles cracking under the load? If so are there certain types. This project is in Cyprus with a temperature range between 0 C and 40+C in case this is another thing for consideration.
Graham H
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:17 pm


Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:30 pm

yes it would be ideal to use slc first ,I tend to use the latex compound it sets better.
welsh brickie
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2198
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:54 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics