Tiling Question

Is it necessary to plaster walls if uneven before tiling. now that the tradesman has nearly completed works, the majority of tiles look uneven, not a professional finish

5 Answers

Best Answer

Not again ...PVA bad, primer good. Simple as that. See article at the following link for reasons


Answered 28th Oct 2011

GID Tiling & Repairs

Member since 20 Sep 2010

As a tiler with over 20 years experience you always need a flat surface. Skimming a wall does not always achieve this but it does help on small areas such as kitchen splash-backs etc. If it is a large area like a complete wall, bathroom etc, I always overboard with new moisture-board and tile directly on to the moisture-board once sealed. Unfortunately it sounds like your tradesman has not carried out the above prep work. whether this is the fault of the tradesman, failure to quote or cost saving exercise by yourself I cannot comment. You may have a dispute on your hands.

Answered 23rd Sep 2011

Mercia bathrooms

Member since 20 Jan 2010

yes the plaster will need to be sealed with a PVA Based product or watered down PVA else will draw moister out of adhesive and tiles will simply fall off. :)

Answered 18th Oct 2011

J&M Plumbing Services

Member since 18 Oct 2011

pva???? :[ on plaster?? before tiling??

Answered 29th Sep 2011

Phil The Tiler

Member since 14 Jun 2011

if tiling on skim coat plaster with minor damage, should be ok to tile on
if bonding coat has been seriously damaged (usually result of stripping off old tiles) aresa needs a replacement bond coat, then apply pva to new plaster

pete turner tiler 30years

Answered 25th Sep 2011

Pete Turner Interiors

Member since 2 Feb 2011

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