Tiling onto an airing cupboard


Postby TomA » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:42 pm

I'm about to replace my bathroom and build a simple airing cupboard so that I can have an over bath shower. What should I use for the wall butting up to the bath so that it can be tiled?
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Postby kbrownie » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:14 pm

Hi TomA,
If you plasterboard wall, then you can fix hardboard to the plasterboard, then tile on to hardboard, this is so if you ever decide to remove tiles, it is easier to remove from hardboard and does not damage the plasterboard underneath.
Hope that answered your question, good luck
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Postby TomA » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:42 pm

Thanks for that KB. Would it be necessary to use plasterboard at all if you were putting hardboard on top? Also would you have to prime the hardboard before using adhesive?
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Postby kbrownie » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:41 pm

Hi TomA,
I'd always put a plasterboard up, it will give wall a bit more strength as hardboard very flexible and only 3-5mm thick, and I guess you may want to fit enclosure up and may be shower too.
I would prime wall with PVA but don't let it set just go tacky before appling adhesive.
Best of Luck
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Postby TomA » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:49 am

Morning KB

I had read elsewhere on the site that you can have problems with tiles slipping if you get any water ingress onto the pva, is this correct?

Many thanks

Tom
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:37 pm

Hi again,
I have heard of this, there is some sort of chemical reaction that causes the pva to fail, fortunately I have never experienced this and I have tiled, dot and dabbed, plastered many a wall in my time using PVA and touch wood had no known problems!
You can buy primers that work well with tile adhesive if you have any doubts! I don't think the costs would be a great deal different?
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Postby TomA » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:00 am

Cheers KB, good to hear it from someone with experience
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Postby rosebery » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:20 am

Acrylic primer like APD is the answer rather than water based PVA.

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Postby mikjayfay » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:35 pm

i am doing same job but have used 10mm thick mdf board...have i done wrong? if so how to retify without stripping it out again?[/i]
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Postby mikjayfay » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:26 am

tiling going well here but still worrying about the mdf..if no response here i will go with sealing with waterproof pva sealer [unibond] and shall tile over before using waterproof grout afterwards.

my thinking is that the hotwater cystern is at the back of it so it should be dry 99 percent of the time.
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