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Taking tiles of a stud wall.

Postby Martin Barkley » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:18 pm

Ive been told that when taking tiles off a stud wall, the wall will come with it. If this does happen should a get it skimmed or should i get a new wall put up.
Is there any tips on how to get the tiles off with the least amount of damage.

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Postby marrtin » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:40 am

You may be lucky and the tiles will come off without damaging the wall too much. If it is, how it is repaired depends on how the wall is constructed. If the wall is a proper stud wall then the new plasterboard can be fitted over the original studding. If it's the "eggbox" type, then it has to be repaired or plasterboard fitted over the damage using adhesive.

If the wall is being tiled, there is no need to plaster skim. In fact it is better not to as the board will carry more weight and the tiles will adhere better.
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