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Tiling cloakroom floor made of chipboard

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Cenci, 5 Nov 2012.

  1. Cenci

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    Ok I appreciate that this question has been as,ed alot of times before but there's so much conflicting answers

    I simply want to tile onto a chipboard floor, which will be heavily screwed.

    It's only about 2m2, do I really have to overboard?

    If so is hardboard the best bet or ply, and if I use ply do I have to prime before tiling too it

    All help appreciated.
     
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    this is November 5th, the one day on the year when chipboard can serve a useful purpose.

    18mm or 22mm WBP ply makes a much better floor.
     
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    your not wrong, but it doesnt even burn well!

    in fairness though, the amount of deflection on a 2m2 floor is likely to be tiny, and cloakrooms arent wet areas so OP could well get away with it.
     
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    Ha love the nov 5th joke, this is the first modern house I've lived in and it's chipboard and plasterboard everywhere!

    Could I get away with 12mm ply, and what do I need to do to the surface so I can tile onto it?

    Is that hardibacker stuff no good then, as that's only 6mm thick

    Cheers
     
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    As tpt said its a small cloakroom so shall I just get some rapid set adhesive and go for it

    Would save me a load of time and money if I can tile straight on.

    Would you recommend any type of tile as well I.e ceramic or porcelain over a natural stone which I would imagine more likely to crack
     
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    honestly, read the article if you haven't already. Ideally overboard it with a backer-board, then use a flexi adhesive (s1). If the floor is solid with little flex get yourself an S2+ adhesive such as granfix ultimate-flex and tile straight on. if its green chip sand it to get the wax coating keyed first.

    12mm ply will be fine on that area, but 6mm backer-board like no more ply is cheaper and easier to handle - its equivalent to 12mm ply.
     
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    overboard wiith 6mm hardiebacker, use a good single part flexi adhesive and flexi grout then bobs ya uncle, provided that ya chipboard is well secured to begin with
     
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    Ok gonna go for the hardibacker, screwed down. Take it I use same tile flexi adhesive underneath backer board?

    Hopefully that should be ok, cheers for the advice
     
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    yes mate, a flexi addy then screw down, although hardie recommend the use of a polyurthane glue a flexi addy will suffice
     
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    Nice one, have access to most the usual stores, selco, bNq, homebase etc, cayou recommend the best value for money I.e cheapest from there. Had a look at that bal stuff in tops tiles seems alot of money for a small area

    Cheers
     
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    if you have a Topps tiles near you, you can purchase 6mm hardie bcker boards from them and also buy a couple of bags of topfix flexi at £11. B&Q here in tyne and wear have bags of dunlop flexi addy at £8.00 per 20kg bag, that would do you.
    In my opinion BAL is the best available or Mapie
    hope this helps you
     
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    Yeah helps alot, got a bNq near by and I think also seen the Dunlop stuff in selco so will prob use that cheers
     
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    Lets know how you get on mate
     
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