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zeramuas 01-12-2011 06:51 PM

Installing towel hanger shelf through bathroom tile and drywall
Hello All,

I need to install a "towel hanger shelf" for the bathroom. I will need to use some kind of anchor going through tile and then the backing drywall. Can someone recommend type of anchor to use other than a toggle bolt or toggler snaptoggle. I know these would work great, but I`m very concerned about drilling such a large hole through tile. I`ve never drilled through tile before. I`m concerned about cracking the tile. Tips on drilling through tile would also be much appreciated. Thank you very much. Cheers!

oh'mike 01-12-2011 07:47 PM

Use a 1/4 inch diamond bit--or if it is a soft tile a Bosch carbide bit--then plastic anchors or cedar splits driven into the hole--

a scrap of wood with a 1/4 hole will help keep the bit from skating all over the place when you start the hole-

A little tip on locating your holes--mark the locations on a level first--then transfer the marks to the wall.

zeramuas 01-13-2011 08:15 PM


Are you suggesting the anchor will grap in both tile and drywall or only through the drywall?

Thank you,

oh'mike 01-14-2011 07:01 AM

It will grab the tile and the backer board--I usually drill my hole and then whittle a plug out of a cedar shim--then tap that into the hole--Drive screw into wood --

I've seen the plastic ones pop the tile--to hard--no room for expansion.

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