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Discuss Tiling very small ensuite in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Rudy45

    Rudy45 New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Uk
    Will soon be getting our en-suite tiled. It’s about the smallest bathroom I’ve ever seen.

    It’s comtained four studded walls and since I wanted to add some electrical wiring to two rooms that are next to it ripping down the plasterboard seemed the right thing to do. Means I can install hardie backer board.

    Ok so the fact that no wall is any great size, I can pretty much install the board from corner to corner, I see no reason to stagger them.

    From what I’ve read there’s no need to tank or use acrylic primer.

    Will stainless screws suffice instead of hardie backer screws and can I just screw them in without pilot holes.

    Do I need to leave expansion gaps around the edges.

    Is the score and snap method actually doable, my alternative is to use circular saw with cement blade or jigsaw or grinder...

    Never used this stuff before so not sure on beer procedure, lots of conflicting advice regarding it
     
  2. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    The score and snap method with the scoring knife does work, if you do need to use a power tool make sure you wear a mask and do the cutting outdoors.
    Also you will need alkaline resistant tape for the joints and skimmed thatniver with tile adhesive ( per manufacturer recommendation )
    They do state you can use any rust proof screw for the boards, also drive them in until head flush with the board.
    It is a water resistant board not waterproof so I would still tank the wet areas ( even the whole room for peace of mind).

    https://www.jameshardie.co.uk/import/Documents/HardieBacker Product & Installation Guide.pdf
     
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  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Or you could save your self all the hassle and buy some jackoboard or similar
     
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  4. Rudy45

    Rudy45 New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Uk
    Can you recommend a small sized tanking kit that may suit my small ensuite, i don't want to put big money into a tanking kit for such a small ensuite, that doesn't even have a bath and the shower is a leak proof pod.

    Ive already bought the hardie backer board....
     
  5. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Stainless is too soft for backer board. You will find that either the screw will snap, or the head will round off.
    Most use hardi’s own screw, or the gold screws form screwfix.
    Personally, I wouldn’t use hardibacker, as the dust, it not contained, is harmful.
     
  6. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
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  7. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    I’ve used these before in showers and around baths. It’s a decent kit and with cement board too you will be sound :grinning:
     
  8. Rudy45

    Rudy45 New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Uk
    But I have a shower pod and with the size of bathroom it is it’s just not possible to remove, in fact with the pipe work for sink I’d say it’s impossible to remove shower which means it’s still chipboard under shower and plasterboard directly behind shower, so I find it hard to justify tanking

    This is my shower, so you can imagine plasterboard behind it and chipboard under,

    But for £50, if anyone can give good logic still to do it then I’d be open to it

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  9. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    If there is no wet areas it doesn't need tanking, board it and tile..
     
  10. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Definitely no need to tank behind a shower pod.
     
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