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Tile direct to moisture board???

Discussion in 'DIY Plastering - Plastering Help - DIY Plastering ' started by jc2581, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. jc2581

    jc2581 New Member

    I have just applied moisture board to my bathroom using wall adhesive. All of the boards are all flat and straight and I was wondering if I would be able to tile straight onto the boards or do they need skimming first?

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gps

    gps Private Member



    Tile away my friend
     
  3. Olican

    Olican Private Member

    Concur tile away
     
  4. Hawk&Trowel

    Hawk&Trowel New Member

    Get the tiles on.
     
  5. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    I know you guys say tile away but this is the reason why bond it was made !!you are ment to apply bond it on moisture boards before you skim it @Vincey might know better......
     
  6. gps

    gps Private Member


    But we never said skim it did we ? We said tile it silly.

    FYI I have skimmed many moisture boards and have never had a failure.

    Also FYI they can poke bond it where the sun doesn't shine at their prices
     
  7. gps

    gps Private Member


    Btw why might @Vincey no better than the rest of us ?
     
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  8. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    Lol,being the bg guy ye know what I mean.......:risas:
     
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  9. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    Gps man no offence ment buddy ,am in total agreement with you I wouldn't even use moisture boards tbh,and FYI wether you skim it or tile it or anything else going by the book if your adding moisture to it you should treat it!:whistle:,just use normal boards ffs......
     
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  10. Vincey

    Vincey Private Member

    It's up to the tiler :whistle:

    I'd tile it though like olican said
     
  11. malc

    malc Private Member

    our local tiler applies pva with a sponge to every backing. he fits the tile in position then removes it to make sure that the adhesive a touched the wall completely. other tilers think this is over the top but this is just what he does.
     
  12. gps

    gps Private Member



    none taken.

    bond it is just a bonding agent not a waterproofing agent, so are you or bg saying before tiling it also needs bond it ? @Vincey ?
     
  13. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    Going by bg tech sheet yes you should if your applying anything wet, us as experienced tradesmen know what we can and can't do imo if I were going to tile it I would just use normal 1/2 inch boards tho
     
  14. gps

    gps Private Member


    so its purpose is what then lol should it not come pre prepped in that case, because its not like we have to use pva or bond it on normal board
     
  15. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    To help it bond my friend ,you said it yourself it's a bonding agent
     
  16. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    Just a money making skam bud if you use moisture boards you should also spend nearly £70 to treat it !!
     
  17. malc

    malc Private Member

    it is only moisture resistant board.
    if i required a backing to receive tiles i would use a cement backer board. moisture resistant board is designed to be taped and jointed that is why it is tapered edge.
     
  18. Olican

    Olican Private Member

    Where's the forum tiling moderator when you need him? Cassioooo
     
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  19. gps

    gps Private Member


    but does it need bond it to tile onto ? as is being said
     
  20. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    Here here he surely is the man to ask.....
     
  21. gps

    gps Private Member


    in which case why do we not have to use bond it on all other boards ?
     
  22. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    Going round in circles here aren't we bud
     
  23. gps

    gps Private Member


    just looking for clarification on more BS
     
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  24. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    On Monday I shall ring bg and put it to them let's see what the official route is....
     
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  25. malc

    malc Private Member


    one of our pals is a rep for tile adhesive and he states that it is never the adhesive at fault. the problems start when people try to dub out with adhesive.

    i would not apply grit bond to green board for tiling. if you skim a pores material like plaster onto a moisture board it may cease to be moisture resistant.
     
  26. gps

    gps Private Member


    I thought that was the case if you skim moisture board it no longer acts as a moisture board.
     
  27. jc2581

    jc2581 New Member

    Thanks for all of the replies.

    Just to clarify, do I start tiling or do I need to deal/bond the boards before putting tile adhesive on?!
     
  28. bopper

    bopper Active Member

    Just tile it buddy ,it will be ok .
     
  29. mashman

    mashman Active Member

    Moisture board isnt supposed to be skimmed. It defeats the whole object of the board. If it is to be skimmed then it must be pva'd as a mate of mine when he didnt do the boards in the shower area at lancs cricket ground .It all shelled off.
     
  30. choppa

    choppa Active Member

    Just tile the already!
     
  31. Dropsalot

    Dropsalot Private Member

    Tile it! Tile it!Tile it!......
    Or don't.......
    Your choice.
     
  32. Natwasere

    Natwasere Active Member

    But he uses PVA...... that's not a good primer for tiling wet areas..... bit like using it to render outside..... it 're emulsifies..... not saying that it doesn't get used but it's highly not recommended for tiling
     

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