correct products for bathroom tiling

3 Jan 2013
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Hi all,

I am getting myself a bit confused over the correct products to use in a new bathroom. It will have dry lined walls, be 1.7m square and have a toilet, basin and bath with shower over.

My plan was to use knauf aquapanel with an aquaseal tanking kit, then tiles around the bath and shower and basin area, then knauf moisture panel on the remaining walls which will be taped, jointed and then painted. Does this sound ok?

I know the aqupanel joints need taping with waterproof tape, but how do i deal with the joint between the aquapanel and the moisture panel, bearing in mind the moisture panel is tapered and the aquapanel square edged? Do i just need to use normal tape and jointing plaster?

Also, for the tiles, do i just use ordinary adhesive and then a waterproof grout and a normal edging strip? They are just normal ceramic tiles


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Does the bathroom get excessively damp or condensation covered?

Do you have a powerful extractor installed?

Do you have any stud walls?

Will the shower be electric or pumped?
It will just have a standard extractor fan, stud walls, shower will just be under mains pressure <3 bar

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Use screwed on backer boards in the wet areas - tape the joints with backer board tape or even use plaster board fibre glass tape. Use the same powder adhesive that you will use to "glue" your tiles. Allow the joins to dry. Dont use gypsum plaster in wet areas.

Non wet areas of studding can be plaster boarded.

Whatever tanking "paint" you are going to apply it must be compatible with the tile adhesive.

Whoever you buy the tile from can advise on adhesive & grout.

Any "normal edging strip" can be used - the edging goes under the tile not the backing.

There's no need for expensive kits, but whatever, you now have a method and an alternative.

If you intend to tile the dry lining then dont skim it, merely tape the joins.

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