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Shower room - Bonding + skim OR plasterboard + skim?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Muj, 23 May 2020.

  1. Muj


    18 Jul 2019
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    United Kingdom
    Hi everyone,

    I’m currently renovating a small shower room (2m x 1.7m) and have taken it back to brick.

    I’m getting different information in relation to the best way to go about plastering.

    The walls will be half tiled and half painted, with the tiles being approx 30x10 in brick formation, the shower area will be fully tiled top to bottom.

    I have 2 questions:

    1. Is it better to plasterboard and skim? Or better to bond and skim?

    2. If it’s plasterboard, should I skim the whole shower room or only the the parts that will be painted? Leaving the tiling area and shower area to be tiled straight on to plasterboard?

    All help will be appreciated.

    Thank you!
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  3. Richard1970


    23 May 2020
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    I would dap plasterboard on all walls that are to be skimmed but tilled walls I would use aqua board it's a cement fibre board designed in wet rooms you can tile on top of it
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