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How to install tile backer boards


Timber stud installation

10 or 12mm Tile Backer Boards can be used for studs at 300mm centres, or you can use 20mm tile backer boards if 600mm centres. Please ensure that all board edges are supported.

Fix the Tile Backer Boards to the studs using screws and washers, the maximum spacing between fixings should be 300mm.


Solid Wall

Option 1: Screw Fixing

Measure the tile backer boards and cut to size utilizing a sharp knife or saw.

Wall plugs, screws and washers (MSW36) can be used at 300mm spacing to fix to a solid wall.

Option 2: Tile Adhesive

A 5 to 8mm trowel is used to comb flexible tile adhesive over the whole surface of the tile backer board.

Stagger the tile backer boards in a brickwork fashion, pushing them firmly onto wall.

Option 3: Drywall Fixing

Apply Drywall Foam to the tile backer boards, firstly around the perimeter, then at (approx.) 300mm centres. Application to the board laid flat with its end against the wall is generally the quickest method for application to solid walls.

Fix the tile backer boards to the studs using screws and washers (MSW36), the maximum spacing between fixings should be 300mm. Allow the foam to cure for 4-5 minutes and then lever the board into position, then press firmly across the whole face of the board, starting at the top. Ensure the top and all edges receive as much pressure as the rest of the board.


Preparing Tile Backer Boards for Tiles or Plaster Tiling

All joints should be taped using Joint Scrim Tape with the exception of wet areas where butyl tape should be used. The wall can now be tiled.

Plastering: Seal the edges of the boards using adhesive/sealant before applying the scrim tape. Plaster can now be applied.


Floor Fixing: Tile Adhesive

Use a 5-8mm trowel to apply a layer of flexible tile adhesive on to the base floor.

Place the tile backer boards down on the adhesive and push firmly down.


Floor Fixing: Screws & Washers into Timber

Measure the tile backer boards and cut to size utilizing a sharp knife or saw. Lay the tile backer board in the desired position.

Use screws and washers (MSW36) to fix the boards every 300mm to the wooden subfloor.

If further waterproofing is required, use adhesive/sealant to seal the joints. Alternatively, in really wet areas use Butyl Tape.