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    Porcelain Bathroom Tiles

    Bathroom Specialists

    I would like to re-tile my bathroom with porcelain tiles on both the floor and wall. The tiles are 60x30cm. Currently, I have ceramic tiles on the walls. I have been told that if I remove the current tiles the plasterboard will need to be replaced, which is fine. However, today I was told that I cannot hang porcelain tiles directly onto plasterboard and I need to attach a Cement Backboard (sold by Topptiles) to the plasterboard and then hang the wall tiles. Is this correct?

    Asked by Fola on 22nd Apr 2021
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    1st Call Maintenance

    "You can install porcelain tiles onto plasterboard but use a primer first"

    Answered on 22nd Apr 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Premier improvements

    "It is likely that porcelain tiles will be above the weight limit for plasterboard (20kg/m2), not to say it would certainly fail above that weight. The correct installation of tiles above that weight would be with a hardiebacker/no more ply type cement board"

    Answered on 29th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "A cement backer board is the best way to go and if you do decide to use plasterboard then it would need to be moisture resistant. Yes, you can hang any bathroom tiles onto moisture-resistant plasterboard but also depends on the weight of the tiles as well."

    Answered on 12th Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    JPC Swimming Pools

    "You can still tile onto plasterboard although the industry standards these days is to tile onto cement board, however, you can buy it a lot cheaper from other stores Topps is very expensive"

    Answered on 3rd Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    CjR Pipework Building Services & Maintenance

    "Backerboard is used in wet areas as is waterproof not the whole bathroom as its expensive and unnecessary"

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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