How should I prepare my bathroom for tiling?

How can I waterproof a bathroom before having tiles fitted to ensure the room is prepared?

Asked by MRS DAKIRI on 18th Nov 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Ensure the walls are free from dust and dry. Apply a primer to the walls to be tiled, two coats. Apply a paint on tanking system together with tape provided to dab into the coating whilst still wet in any internal corners and where the bath or shower tray meets the wall. Allow the tanking system to dry overnight before fixing tiles"
Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
"Good morning you need tanking kit or depending on state of walls could replace plasterboard with hardiebacker"
Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Ensure walls are as flat as possible
any old adhesive/grout removed
tiling to get the best finish is all about preparation
once walls are flat any holes filled use a suitable wall stabiliser or pva to seal in any dust etc

hope this helps

Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"You can buy a product called primer grip 360 it is water-resistant for porous and non-porous surfaces"
Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Tanking the area and use waterproof membrane before tiling"
Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"You can buy a waterproof paint and brush it on, but that's mainly for wet areas such as the shower and bath but if your bathroom, in general, is damp, give it some ventilation before priming but make sure you wash your bath or shower tray after priming."
Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Hi its Darvin tiler
So you can do where is the shower you can put cement board and on the other side you can do paster board also and the floor çimendboard first after you can put the tiling
Thank you"
Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"Use moisture plasterboard and make sure all the boards are staggered and tightly fitted. If the tiling is correct and grouped correctly then everything sealed correct you shouldnt have any issues (unless its plumbing)"
Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"Hi there you can buy a tile backboard before the tiles are installed"
Answered on 3rd Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
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