Tiling plasterboard - need to tape joints?

Postby bemused » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:43 pm

I'm intending to tile straight onto standard plasterboard and am wondering if I need to tape the joints first. I'll be grateful for any advice. Thanks.
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Postby aceone » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:46 pm

hi....no you dont.....only have to tape when plastering over the plasterboard....
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:08 pm

no need to tape joints, but depending on the location, I assume bathroom or kitchen.What I would suggest is fixing some hardboard on to walls pre-tiles. Because if you ever decide to or the next resident may, remove tiles at some point. It will ruining your plasterboard when this tiles are removed, so by putting hardboard as a sub surface the wall is protected.
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Postby swidders » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:29 pm

i would, to allow the tile adhesive to tie/bind the boards together
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