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tiling onto plasterboard

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by alansj, 23 Oct 2011.

  1. alansj

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    Can you tile straight onto plasterboard?
     
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    yep. depending on the adhesive your using it'll need priming with acrylic primer first. DONT use pva :)
     
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    As long as your tile weight (including > 4 kg/sqmadhesive & grout) does not exceed 32 kg/sqm. Do not use tub ready mix for large format tiles use cement powder adhesive on anything larger than around 250mm; you must acrylic prime plaster board/plaster when using powder adhesive to avoid a reaction between the cement in the adhesive & gypsum. Use flexible addy & grout over plasterboard.

    Tiling isn’t rocket science but there are still many things that can catch you out, particularly if you intend tiling a suspended timber floor. I would advise you read the Tiling Sticky & Forum Archive posts before doing any work or buying materials, it could prevent you making disastrous & potentially expensive mistakes. It’s important to use only quality trade tilling materials of the correct type for your tiles & tile base; cheapo own brand & DIY stuff is mostly crap.
     
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