Re: Ceramic tile question
Posted by John Bridge on June 24, 2001 at 19:57:34:
In response to Re: Ceramic tile question
: We are currently removing wallpaper in a bathroom, in preparation for ceramic tile installation, half way up the walls. The wallpaper is coming off ok, but the backing is there, as well as mildew. Is it ok to use Dif to remove the backing? The mildew washed off, but I wonder if it will be a problem down the road with the new 8x10 tiles? Should I have the walls ripped out to the studs and have cement board installed behind all areas to be tiled? I don't want any thing to interfere with the tile's ability to adhere properly.I'd appreciate any advise that is offered.

Hi Patty,

Sounds like the backing might be sheetrock, which is okay in areas that are not considered wet. Since you have mold, though, you might consider converting to cement backer board.

I don't make a habbit of stealing people from Terry, but in this case I think you will gain more advice on our board.

John




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