tiling on new plasterboard, tape/fill joints first?

22 Jan 2009
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Not sure if this question should be in the plastering forum?

going to tile my ensuite with ceramic tiles,

Should I tape and fill the seams before tiling over them, or can I just miss that bit out?

For the shower area I will be using a BAL waterproofing kit. should i tape and fill the corner and roof joints in the normal fashion before using the waterproofing kit?

The kit does say it can handle gaps up to 1.5mm.
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Tape using plasterboard mesh for the walls. If you're using a kit for tanking, then this will include what's needed for the shower (primer, tanking plus tape). Any gaps will be filled with adhesive as you tile.

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