Tile feed trough

farmer1989

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Location
cumbria
Looking for pictures and advice on putting tiles down in old feed traughs the does and donts much appreciated

Eg... thin set mortar or adesive, leave a gap and grout or push together, what thickness,
Pressure wash old traugh before or does it need to be bone dry ?
 

farmer1989

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Location
cumbria
Not cost effective to polish the old concrete down in our old traughs also epoxy resin is not cheap got a job lot pallet of tiles for almost nothing so using them but appreciate the sugestion
 

stablegirl

Member
Location
North
More or less as you said, inch or 2 of motar, biggest tiles you can get, leave slight gap roughly grout.

We have one done been done 15 years, odd tiles cracked where cows have fallen in the trough or something, bit doesnt make any odds.

Well worthwhile.
 

farmer1989

Member
Location
cumbria
You’ll pay for the resin with the time saving any end up with a more durable finish.

Clean, acid etch, self level screed (if not smooth), roller on resin.
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Tried epoxy paint 2 year ago its allready coming off think the screed be a perfect job but im fully housed and getting the concrete prepped inside a traugh would take forever plus its a flatbottom with a wedge pushing feed back to cows with tiles i can do 20ft at a time
 

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