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  1. Amanda

    Amanda Active Member


    I have tiled the whole of my bathroom and just have the bath panel to is a short bath, we have built a wooden frame for it and wish to tile in the same as the walls. The tiles are smooth metro 50x200 that are in a half bond pattern.

    I intend to use backerboard, screwed onto ply and the wooden frame as my base.

    I think I should do it to allow access but want a neat finish. I can't do a concealed square due to the half bond.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

    Please note I am just a DIYer
  2. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    high wycombe
    At the tap end cut the board half bond and use silicone on the joint and edges. Just cut it short so the tiles on the panel just sit on the fixed board.
  3. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Or fix the whole panel with mirror screws....... If excess is required remove the whole panel as you would a standard bath panel
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  4. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    high wycombe
    I would also just make it out of plasterboard cheaper and easier. Unless you mean widi type of backerboard. Hardibacker type is cement board, but forget the ply.
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  5. jobdone

    jobdone Active Member

    Use 30mm wedi/Jacko board. Tile as normal then silicone joint for access and cut through if you ever need to.
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