Thickness of adhesive

We are thinking of tiling a large kitchen diner area with a limestone tile from mandatin stone. It is 10mm thick. The floor currently has karndean on. Can someone advise roughly how thick is the adhesive layer beneath the tile as we have very low ceilings so need to be careful with thickness. Also is it possible to tile around kitchen units without completely pulling out the kitchen?

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Gilder way construction
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The tile adhesive beneath the floor tiles is applied with a 10mm comb float. Once the tile is pushed down into position the adhesive tends to reduce to around 7-8mm. Dependant on how level you floor is too if there are any dips or low points then the adhesive would normally be increased slightly
24th Aug 2021
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SDB Building and Maintenance
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Hi,
the normal approx thickness of adhesive is 3mm, even using a 10mm float at a 45degree angle you hold the float it will be approx 3mm, the thicker the adhesive the longer it will take to dry...you will possibly need to butter the back of the limestone tiles too as they are porous so you will need more adhesive than you thick.
Regarding tiling the area I would always tile around your floor units, remove the kickboards and tile upto the legs of the units, cut down kickboards and then refit. Pointless tiling under the units not only dont you see them but it cost you money and time laying tiles you dont see
hope that helps
steve SDB Building and Maintenance
13th Sep 2021
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K b tiling essex
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I would use a 10mm trowel and yes you can cut around the kitchen units.some people like wall to wall tiling but it’s your preference
22nd Sep 2021
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