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Old 07-19-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
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Replacing tiles onto old wooden battening


Can anyone help? I want to replace some wall tiles onto a wooden support batten round the edge of a bath. However, the old tiles were not watertight and water has dripped through into the wood. The wood is quite wet and has been for a couple of months.

Is it sufficient to try to dry the wood out, treat with a fungicide and re-tile..... or in general is that a bad idea?

Anyone with practical knowledge of this would be really helpful!

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Old 07-22-2004, 10:01 AM   #2
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If once dried the wood is sound there is no reason why you cannot retile. You may need to seal the wood first.

However the fact that the wood got wet in the first place worries me. Is the wood secure? If it is not rigid enough it will flex and the grouting will crack letting water in.

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