Hi, I have just put up a stud partition wall and am after some advice before
It is my intention to tile directly to the plasterboard.
Is it good practice to still tape the joints even though it isn't going to
have a plaster skim coat?
Should I prime the plasterboard with anything before applying my tile
My gut feeling is I don't need to do anything but thought it wise to seek
advice before proceeding
"It is feasible to tile directly to a plasterboard substrate as long as the
following criteria are met. Plasterboard should be a minimum of 12.5mm thick
and should be securely screw fixed, preferably at 300mm centres maximum, to
a seasoned timber framework incorporating stiffening noggins where
necessary. The board junctions should be fully supported and then taped and
filled using the tile adhesive. The weight of tiling to a plasterboard
background should not exceed 32kg/m2. The plasterboard substrate must be
capable of supporting the rigid ceramic wall tile without any undue
deflection. At all times the plasterboard and tile adhesive manufacturers
recommendations should be followed. The type of adhesive to use would depend
upon the type of tile that was to be fixed and the area that it was to be
fixed to. If for instance it were a glazed biscuit bodied wall tile in a
shower area, then new tiles may be fixed in a 3mm solid bed (i.e. ensuring
no voids are left beneath the tiles). Where tiles are to be fixed in shower
areas to plasterboard, some consideration should be given to applying a
tanking membrane to protect the underlying gypsum substrate, this would
depend upon the degree of use, type of shower etc. Please note that any
change of material, substrate or service conditions will alter this
specification. For more information please contact the Tile Association on
020 8663 0946".
Isn't Google wonderful?..........
from your answer it looks like I should tape the joints.
Can I use the self adhesive type tape?
All the other criteria has been met i.e. 12.5mm, 300mm centres, supported
board junctions etc etc...
Where the shower is I've used aqua panel so that wont be problematic.
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