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Tiling onto gyprock

ProjectPete
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Tiling onto gyprock

Hi all, I'm doing a feature wall in theatre for a customer including my bamboo panelling however she wants a panel which protrudes from the wall and is tiled. I'm installing a timber frame for the protruding section and plan to clad it with gyprock, then tile it.

 

I've done plenty of wall tiling before but only ever on plastered walls.

 

So I'm wondering...What additional prep is required for the plasterboard prior to tiling and which adhesive would be best to use?

 

Thanks very much!

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sagedragon
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Re: Tiling onto gyprock

I would suggest not using Gyprock but paneling that you would normally put on a floor under tiles and then you will be able to use normal tiling adhesive.

 

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Jason
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Re: Tiling onto gyprock

Many thanks for joining in the discussion @sagedragon. I'm sure @ProjectPete appreciates the suggestion.

 

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Jason
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Re: Tiling onto gyprock

@ProjectPete,

 

I will ask @MitchellMc to share his thoughts when he is back on the site tomorrow. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Tiling onto gyprock

Hi @ProjectPete,

 

It's easier to tile onto an unplastered gyprock than plastered. I've double-checked with Dunlop and you can just tile straight on top of new Gyprock with wall tile adhesive and no prep. If you have any plastered joins or corners it's best to coat them first with a Dunlop 1L Multipurpose Water Based Primer. The primer is only for filled or plastered areas and doesn't need to be used on the paper surface of the gyprock.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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