Discuss tiling on plasterboard in the Tiling Forum at Tilers Forum; doing 14m of bathroom walls for a customer 3/4rs are skimmed the other 1/4 were the shower is going is not problem is the plumber has built a wooden frame ...
doing 14m of bathroom walls for a customer 3/4rs are skimmed the other 1/4 were the shower is going is not problem is the plumber has built a wooden frame 3 inches off the wall to accomadate a new shower which is being fitted on the frame has plasterboard against the frame the plumber is trying to tell me if i pva/prime the plasterboard i can tile straight onto it i think hes wrong but am not 100% now because he is adament you can any relpys would be helpful thanks.
Plasterboard is perfect for tiling straight onto, but do not use PVA, give the plasterboard a good coating of acrylic primer and away you go, though tanking the walls is always a better idea if the customer is willing to stand the cost.
with the others on this mate, primer NOT PVA...most of the good tubbed stuff contains acrylic primer but it's bound to be dusty,,tell the plasterer 'respectfully' things are done differently now.
Try to persuade the customer to have it tanked, worth it for peace of mind..imo
unskimmed plasterboard is one of the best substrates to tile on,
but i would recommend a tanking system in wet areas..
i know it an extra expence but, if the benifits are clearly explained to the customer most will take you up on you sensible offer!
as a company we build in tanking into meterage rate, it makes no sence not to do it!
its quick, simple and lasts!!!!
you can paint the first coat on, tile an opposite wall then paint the second coat on...easy peesy..and no real labour cost, just the materials!
and i am talking over baths and basins, not a full tanking job!
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