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Discuss 3/4 inch foil back plaster board in the Tanking and Wetrooms Forum area at

  1. nivek04

    nivek04 New to

    a builder put 3/4 inch foil back plaster board in my bathroom if i seal all of it can it be tiled over
  2. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Wimborne, Dorset
    Do you have stud walls? Is the paper face showing (the side to be tiled). I shouldn't have to ask, but you mentioned the 'builder' word!
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  3. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Isle of Wight
    someone dabbed some foil backed for me quite recently. gotta love 'em
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  4. Bond

    Bond Active Member

    Are you sure it's 3/4 inch? Plasterboard normally 3/8 or 1/2 inch. Has the plasterboard been decorated?
  5. Ajax123

    Ajax123 Tilers Forums Pro - Screed Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    that's pretty thick plasterboard... is it acoustiboard or something similar or does it have a layer of insulation stuck to the back... stupid question perhaps but your description seems to imply that the foil may be facing into the this correct?
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  6. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    It's not insulation is it ? :eek:
  7. Wishiwasatoptiler

    Wishiwasatoptiler I'm either plastered or out on the tiles Professional Tiler

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  8. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Many years ago had a builder tell me that what was I had to do, under protest I did and warned of the consequences but wouldn't listen and it did fail :confused:
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