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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 20th Apr 2021
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    "You can install porcelain tiles onto plasterboard but use a primer first"

    Answered on 22nd Apr 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
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    "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

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