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tiling onto plasterboard
Mar 12th, 2013, 9:02am
 
could anybody help me with a tiling question?
Can I glue tiles directly onto green plasterboard using ordinary tile adhesive? This is the tile adhesive I am using:
http://www.knauf.be/fr/produits/gamme_de_bricolage/carreler/collepourcarrelagese...
I'm less worried about humidity penetrating through to the plaster (the tiles are in the downstairs loo, not the bathroom) than about how strongly they'll stick - as a test, I tried sticking a bit of tile onto plasterboard, and it wasn't all that hard to prise off. So perhaps I am using the wrong product?

A second question, I also have to glue a small square of plasterboard onto bare wall, I know there is special glue for this, but I don't really want to buy a whole large package for just a 30x30 cm square, can I just use a general purpose adhesive such as:
http://www.fixall.eu/fixall/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=...
thanks for your help!
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Re: tiling onto plasterboard
Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2013, 8:29pm
 
You can tile straight onto green, moisture resistant, plasterboard, just follow the adhesive manufactures instructions.

As for using a tube adhesive to stick a small piece of plasterboard to a wall, it will stick it but you will need to make sure the board can not flex and a flexible adhesive may let it flex slightly unless it is tight up against the surface. I think you may be better using a non flexible tube adhesive like Pinkgrip.
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Re: tiling onto plasterboard
Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2013, 9:46pm
 
A bag of adhesive is not much more expensive than a tube of sticky stuff.  I know it's a waste, but best done properly.
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