I need to some advise please.
I about tile my bathroom floor and walls (about 20 sqm all in all) with
honed & filled travertine tiles. I have two of my walls that are
plasterboard internal stud partitions. The flooring will be 18mm WBP
ply as I'm replacing the current uneven 18 mm chipwood T&G floor.
One of my main concerns is to do with the palsterboard walls, will
these walls be able to take on the weight of the travertine tiles, each
tile is 12mm thick and 40cm by 40cm.?
Also, I have stripped all the walls from paint so they are back to
plaster and I will use pva bond to seal them. Also, I will be using a
good quality tile adhesive (Bal).
I am grateful for any advise.
Hi 'The Natural Philosopher' I was planning to start tiling (using a
fixed batton/s) from one row up from the bottom and all the way to the
top and then I would do the bottom row last, would you think that this
approach is still okay?
FWIW, I did something similar several years ago. I was told by the local
"expert" that it was impossible to put these tiles on a wall and they
were designed for floors only.
I don't like plasterboard as a backing for tiles, so I used 18mm WBP for
the walls, and sealed the surface with an epoxy coating. The tiles were
applied using a swimming pool tile adhesive, but I can't recall the name
of the manufacturer. The tiles were also fitted very close together,
because a large line of grout looks bloody awful with marble.
For the walls, if I go for your approach, what would be the minimum
thickness of the WBP I can get away with as 18mm seems a bit too much.
How would I fix the WBP on the plasterboard? I would prefer not to fix
any battons to the wall in order to fix the WBP as the bathroom is
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.