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Old 05-09-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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bathroom wall tiling.

Do you guys prefer tiling over plastered/painted walls to save time and cost, or do it right the 1st time. Knock out the drywalls and put up cement boards?
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Wet areas need hardiboard, dry do not but i would do anyway.

I would also use Schluter-KERDI-BAND in the corners of the shower/tub.

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I may do some glass tiles on the walls around my soaking tub and in the shower, don't know if I'd like the whole master bath to be tiled, too clinical looking maybe.
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I may do some glass tiles on the walls around my soaking tub and in the shower, don't know if I'd like the whole master bath to be tiled, too clinical looking maybe.
I like having at least one wall being a smaller tile then the rest. Like those 1x1 inch tiles.

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Also, check it out. I just demo both my bathrooms, and going to lay cement board next week. I have to finish taking out the drywall 1st.






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While I was taking off the the tiles, there was chicken wires. When I do go install the tiles again, should I use chicken wires at all?

I did some research, and it says chicken wire would make it stronger if installed right. But then it is also prone to causing the grout and tiles to crack or even break over time. Because there may be air space between the wall and mortar caused by the wire.
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No chicken wire. It makes things a huge PITA. If this is your first time doing tile a wall shouldn't be your first crack at it. Tiling is easy once you've done it enough but walls are quite a but harder than floors. Just a heads up because tile can be expensive and you don't want to f**k up and loose money.


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I would use hardboard or cement board if it is a wet location. As mentioned above a wall might be a tough place to learn how to tile, but certainly not impossible to get right.

Check youtube for some good diys.
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