Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Dry Wall Over Tile?


Trying to figure out what I'm going to do. I have been given the task to remodel the bathrooms in my church. Currently I have tile over concrete. We don't want to go to the expense of replacing the tile but no one likes the look of it. It has been suggested to glue dry wall directly to the tile. In the back of my mind that seems like poor craftsmanship. Not to mention the many other problems that come with adding thickness to the walls and shrinking the room. The stalls won't fit and the plumbing will need to be extended. Also the tile only goes 5ft up the wall. I was thinking about putting a shelf with some nice trim to hide the new ledge. I hope to get some good feed back, weather to go ahead and glue the dry wall or something else. Thanks.

Francik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 02:52 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bluefield, VA (SW VA)
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Dry Wall Over Tile?


What about removing the tile altogether? Then cleaning up walls and paint if in good condition, maybe stucco or something if not very smooth underneath? Not an expert (obviously), maybe others will chime in

mterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Posts: 729
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Dry Wall Over Tile?


Door jambs will also need to be extended.


Someone on another forum said he has glued directly to tile....recommends roughening the face of the tile by scoring or grinding, then applying flexbon thinset. Finally, wedging wood between walls, until it sets.

With all the grinding involved, it probably wouldn't be much more work to instead pull the old tile off.
Seattle2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,463
Rewards Points: 30
Default

Dry Wall Over Tile?


You may get by with removing the tile and thin set then glue 1/4" drywall to the concrete by removing the tile and thin set the 1/4" drywall may work with out having to change everything. The part I'm not sure about is gluing the drywall to cement.
ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vertical tile on wall poolecw Flooring 2 06-01-2010 10:05 AM
Removing spine wall beko Building & Construction 12 02-02-2010 01:15 AM
Wall - LOAD BEARING: How to Move? user49172 Building & Construction 1 03-11-2009 04:48 PM
Bathroom wall tile Ricksweares Flooring 10 02-26-2008 03:16 PM
Tile floor or wall first? LX8850 Flooring 3 08-30-2006 12:01 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.