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Discuss Wet Room Tile Backer board in the Tanking and Wetrooms Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Billym

    Billym New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Hi, (first post so be kind!), I am a competent DIY'er and have done numerous kitchen and bathrooms refurbishments in my time, but the boss now wants a wet room!! typical! I wonder if I could pick your brains and experience on recommendations of tile backer board systems. There appears to be many on the market wedi,marmox, duckerbaord, orbry etc. From initial research it appears wedi is the market leader but I was wondering it it superior enough in your opinon to command the higher price?? as its a wet room I am not looking to 'penny pinch' as it will of course cost me a lot more when a cheap prodyct fails. ANy help or advice would be so appreciated

    Billy
     
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  2. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Schluter is the superior board and worthy of the extra cost
     
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  3. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    As @Plan Tec Tiling@Plan Tec Tiling said schluter is the best out there. But which ever board you use I would use that products tanking system to compliment it and wet room tray/former.
     
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  4. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    Jackoboard is stocked by CTD.
     
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  5. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    I use Jackoboard, it's easy to get hold of as TJ says above, its not expensive and it does the job fine. Comes will all the bits n pieces too.
     
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  6. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Tadcaster
    A lot depends on the tray for that you pick. And budget.
    As above , the schulter system is probably the best. But others, fitted correctly, will do the job very well.
    Personally, I like the aqua4ma kit. It's very easy to fit.
    On a budget, I would fit an insulation board type tray, like wedi. Jakoboard etc. Then continue this through the floor. Use it in the shower area too. Tape and seal all joints and tile.
    On a tight budget, you could use water resistant plasterboard on the walls and tank it out. But that is the minimum.
     
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  7. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    @Chalker@Chalker - do you not think it’s as cost effective and time saving to just use the Jacko/wedi type boards and tape all joints?
    By the time you pay for 2-3 plasterboards, fix them, tape joints, buy tanking kit, paint it on, wait for it to dry, materials alone will be £80-90.
    For 3 walls in an 800x800mm shower Jackoboards, washers, screws and tape, it’s about the same £80-90 but it’s an hours job and then ready to tile.
    Just my view of course.
     
  8. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Yes mate. I agree.
    Employing someone to fit is cheaper to use backer boards, than tanking.
     
  9. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Do you use a self adhesive tape on the joints and over screw heads and washers
     
  10. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    There is not really any difference between all the foam core boards like wedi and jackoboard. I normally use delta boards as they are available to me easily. I also have used the delta trays a couple of tiles and I think they are good, they use a dallmer drain which functions as they should and many options available. Use your chosen boards throughout and seal joints with tape. The self adhesive tape is convenient but can you get internal corners in self adhesive ? I usually use a paste and tape system to seal joints
     
  11. Billym

    Billym New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Thank you everyone, your help is appreciated. Jackboard looks good and reasonable, initially thought a bit too cheap in comparison to others, just need to find a stockist local to Cheshire now
     
  12. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    There's a CTD in Jewson's in Congleton.
     
  13. Billym

    Billym New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Macclesfield
    sods law, it closed last week and moved to Nantwich, but still not to bad! although jackoboard is not listed on there website,
     
  14. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    They definitely have it there. Or Denton might be better for you.
     
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