plywood thickness for stud wall in bathroom


Postby rose » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:02 pm

What thickness of plywood should i get if the stud wall in bathroom is being fully tiled and the floor
thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:02 pm

rose,
Are you refering to the floor or walls and will the wall form part of a shower?
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Postby rose » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:27 pm

[quote="stoneyboy"]rose,
Are you refering to the floor or walls and will the wall form part of a shower?
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hi stoneyboy

the walls and floor are being fully tiled
and the shower has 2 stud walls (side) and the back wall is brick
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:05 pm

rose,
strongly reccomend you use an eternit waterproof board or something similar, for backing the shower walls. If you are boarding the floor use 18mm on floorboards or 25mm if straight on joists.
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Postby rose » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:15 pm

hi stoneyboy
you mentioned eternit waterproof board

'an eternit waterproof board or something similar'

what is this and where can I get it?
many thanks
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Postby rosebery » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:21 pm

You should not use plywood as a substrate for wall tiling except in small areas - too much scope for movement. Then only use WPB grade.

Use plasterboard for the non-permanent wet areas. For the area around the shower either plasterboard OR aquapanel and tank the area as well.

How thick are the existing floorboards? I'm guessing probably 18mm. If you use 18 WPB ply on top plus the adhesive/tile depth (say another 12mm) you'll have an inch step up into the bathroom. It's better to replace the boards in the areas you are tiling with 25mm as suggested above (use WPB) and I'd consider using a decoupling membrane as well.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:06 pm

rose,
My local builders merchant stocks the eternit board for shower walls, you may find it called aquapanel or something similar.
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