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    can I install a bath onto walled tiles?


    I've a wet room all tiled but I want to put a p bath in under the shower onto the walls. I don't want to have to redecorate, just install the bath. One plumber said he would seal it ato the tiles, another said you have to fix it to the wall not the tiles. He went on to say taking one row of tiles off may damage the next tiles and it'd be best having "mermaid" bath panels on the wall to fix the bath to. Which plumber is right?

    Asked by Sarah on 19th Apr 2021
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    TT Drainage and Plumbing Services Ltd

    "The best way is to tie the bath to the wall as if not the seal around the bath will move and come away over time so we would say the second plumber is correct"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Lee Davison

    "You need to take tiles off, then plumb bath, then retile."

    Answered on 12th Sep 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

    "You can fit a bath to a tiled wall as you screw fixings into tiles and seal the bath around rules with silicone sealant like you normally would.

    Having the wall tiled already doesn't stop you from fitting a bath."

    Answered on 8th Apr 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Camb plumb

    "The correct way is to fit the bath to the wall then the tile down to the bath creates a good sound seal. So removal of the role at the joint at the correct height is fine then fit the bath to the wall and seal with silicone and then the bath is fitted correctly and watertight.

    Regards Steve"

    Answered on 11th Feb 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report

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