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    Bathroom Refurb

    Tilers

    We are re doing our ensuite and will be having a freestanding bath, is it best to tile before the fit of the bath? Also do we need to put anything down before tiling, currently there is ply board.

    Asked by Charlotte on 15th Mar 2021
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    J&l tiling

    "I would recommend no more ply a cement based board and definitely tile before bath"

    Answered on 23rd Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    RD Property Services

    "Yes it's best to tile the floor beforehand. As long as we have access to all pipes and they are in the correct position for the bath. As regards to the ply this should be fine as long as there is no movement in it."

    Answered on 16th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Tiling Master

    "Absolutely necessary is laying durabase or ditrat on playwood and tiling all floor in perfect level to good preparation for free standing bath."

    Answered on 16th Mar 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Jtiling

    "As a tiler with years experience I suggest first tiling then inserting the bath.
    The floor first needs to install jackoboards then flex adhesive for tiling
    Thanks"

    Answered on 16th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Homeworx Projects

    "Best to tile the whole bathroom before fitting is done, on the floor you need to install tile backboard or Ditra mat prior to tiling"

    Answered on 16th Mar 2021 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
    PA Decorators

    "Hi yes tiles first then put your freestanding bath in as for the floor you got ply down that’s good when tiling the floor use a waterproof grout
    Hope this helps
    Take care
    Paul padecorators"

    Answered on 16th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    JT FERRAZ MAINTENANCE

    "Ideally its better to fit the tiles before the bath. Regarding the floor to fit the tiles on the wooden floor, we will have to prepare it with adequate material because if we were to fit the tiles directly on the wood you'll have problems such as the tiles lifting in the future.

    Thanks!
    J Ferraz"

    Answered on 16th Mar 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    T6 floor and wall tiling

    "You need to take up plywood and put down cement boards with ultra strong silicone and screws plus tile floor before fitting the bath."

    Answered on 16th Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    JS Flooring Contractors

    "The ply subfloor is fine to tile on and it would be recommended to tile the full floor before you position the bath. Would make the job alot easier for the tiler."

    Answered on 19th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    SD Contractors

    "Yes it’s definitely best to tile before the bath goes in and also the ply board is fine to tile onto as long as it’s flat, level and primed prior to laying tiles onto it."

    Answered on 16th Mar 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

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