I want to mount a toilet roll holder onto a tiled surface and want to know
how I drill the hole.
Also what type of fixing to use in plaster board.
I have been using the type that self screw into the plaster but they are
rather large and would require a large clearance hole in the tile
As far as the plasterboard fixings are concerned I have every type but using
them in conjunction with a tile makes a big difference. I have used the type
of plasterboard fixing which screws itself into the plaster and found them
the best but the fixing is rather large in diameter and would necessitate
drilling a large hole in the tile.
That's it. You have to drill a large hole to get them through the tiles. The
toilet holder should cover them. If not just use ordinary plugs and then the
tiles become the wall which will hold okay.
Doesn't look like there is any significant increase in diameter there
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Stick a piece of clear tape over your marks and use a masonry drill on
slow speed (NOT hammer) to break through the glaze. The tape will stop
the drill bit from wandering about over the glaze.
Ideally the head of the plug should be below the tile.
Used sticky tape which was effective in keeping the drill from wandering.
Used a masonry drill but after some time very little penetration. Borrowed a
"tile drill" from a friend which is shaped like a spade and it was very easy
to make the hole.
When drilling my pilot hole for the fixing I found that my luck was in- I
had an upright beam so screwing was direct. No problem!
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