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Tiling onto plywood


Sasquatch

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I've been tiling this weekend and had a crisis of confidence regarding the backing substrate for the bathroom shower. I've boxed out the end walls to create a cubicle and over engineered these in terms of the studwork. However I'm worried that the plywood is a weak point. Hadn't really thought about it until now (we've millions of tasks to complete). Too late now to backtrack but I wonder if I should overboard with a 6mm tile backer board screw fixed through the ply into the stud work behind. Wickes do one.

https://www.wickes.co.uk/ProWarm-BACKER-PRO-Tile-Insulation-Backer-Board-Single---1200-x-600-x-6mm/p/166935

 

Photo below shows the tiling fixed to the masonry side wall. As you can see I'm still to do the end walls.

 

 

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Bobthebuilder

All the problems I have seen with showers over the years, has come from the shower area not being tanked before tiling. Don't cut corners with the water proofing, as grout is not waterproof.

Ply is fine, but you must tank it.

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8 minutes ago, Bobthebuilder said:

All the problems I have seen with showers over the years, has come from the shower area not being tanked before tiling. Don't cut corners with the water proofing, as grout is not waterproof.

Ply is fine, but you must tank it.

With some kind of waterproofing paint or will my backer board idea work? 

It's ages since I tiled a shower but I'm fairly sure I've tiled straight onto ply before. Maybe I sold the house and moved on before any problems occurred! The biggest issue I've had previously was our last house where the tray was poorly fitted (insufficient bearing) and the wall tiles were straight onto a plasterboard wall with developer spec stud walling (ie bare minimum!). 

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