Can I Tile Directly onto Plaster Board?


Postby sam the plumber » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:12 pm

i'm using Travertine Tiles in a titchy shower room (1400mm length by 700mm wide) and i was wondering whether or not i could put the tiles directly onto the plaster board without skim coating them.

urgent advice required for a desperate man (and customer!!!)

many thanks
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:08 am

your best installing a cement board or use aquaboard, before installation, standard plasterboard wont last
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Postby sam the plumber » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:29 am

thanks welsh brickie, I've taken your advice on board (pun unintended)

with regard to floor tiles, what thickness ply would you say is necessary to lay on top of wooden floor boards? also how would you secure the shower tray to the floor? with dry mix cement? grab adhesive?

*I've been plumbing for some years now (went to college, got my GNVQ level 3 and all that, for what its worth!) but I've only just started doing actual whole bathroom installs so your advice is GREATLY appreciated. By the way, the house i'm enhancing my tiling skills on is my uncles house so you needn't fear for the customer!

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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:14 pm

you need 6mm ply on the floor screwed down every 150mm, bed the shower tray with silicone, good luck practice makes perfect
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