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Bathroom Boarding Advice

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by PhilStebbo, 22 Jun 2015.

  1. PhilStebbo

    PhilStebbo

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    Hello all - some welcome advice needed.

    I'm in the process of a reasonably extensive renovation - I've moved my existing bathroom and have created a new en-suite so have a blank canvass. I'd like to get some quotes from some local plasterers but would like to clarify a couple of questions that I have in my mind before I contact anyone.

    I've had a look around the forum but can't seem to find a definitive answer for this.

    I've a mixture of brick and stud walls and wanted advice on how to board and plaster the bathrooms before tiling.

    I know that I need to use a cement board (hardibacker I am told) around shower areas, but am wondering whether I should use cement board everywhere - the rooms are not huge, so the additional cost is not preventative - and although I will have good extractors, I do have two kids and with the rooms being small I'm thinking moisture levels could be high.

    What do people think?

    If yes - does that include the ceiling as well?

    Second question - I'm going to tile all the wall area, but obviously not the ceilings? Do you need to plaster/skim/prep the hardibacker before tiling - and how would you prep the ceiling for paint?

    Thanks
    Phil
     
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    if you can stretch it, yes why not, (that is hardibacker on all the walls, but you still need to tank the shower cubicle) if the boards are nice and flat on the walls, then there is no need to plaster it. and for the ceiling i would use proper bathroom paint, which is good for a high moisture room - are you tiling the whole bathroom? if not then NO, i wouldn't use hardibacker. then use blue board
     
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    Floor to ceiling tiles looks so 80s. Just use moisture resistant board for the main walls.
     
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    That is blue board
     
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    Thanks all for the help.

    Appreciate your view Joe-90, I'm in two minds myself - the issue is that the main bathroom is quite small - so by the time you've tiled the bath/shower and the sink area and taken in to account the wall with the window in it then the one with the door there really isn't that much other wall space. There's a small wall where we'll put a tall cupboard against - but I thought best tile that as it could be a moisture trap.

    I was going to go white tiles, quite large to try to make the area seem larger than it is, maybe some sort of coloured mosaic area by the sink with a mirror insert, use the same mosaic tiles on the window ledge - help to reduce the clinical look.

    But I'm no bathroom designer - you've probably noticed!

    With regards the tanking - I've been using a tanking slurry on an external retaining wall that I've had to build - assuming the same will be appropriate for indoor use? If not - anyone recommend a good product?

    Phil
     
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    Mapei will do fine

    PS i would tile the whole bathroom, that is what people expect after a renovation(y)
     
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