Tiling - wall strength question

dimadSeptember 26, 2013

I just installed the pocket door in my bathroom and since it slides inside between 2 walls, they became not as steady as they were before (the size of the wall is 36"x80"). Is it safe to put the tile on it? If not, is there a way to strength the wall with pocket door inside? Thanks!

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Depends. This wall is in a wet or dry area? What size tile ? Gluing and screwing in some plywood in behind the metal studs will stiffen it up some. And it'll be even stiffer with the tile and casing installed.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 8:58AM
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Is the tile sub-strait going to mortar, wonder board or WR board?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 10:07AM
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The tile is going to the cement board, using thinset. The wall is behind the freestanding tub, and the tile size is 10x16". Thank you!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 12:05PM
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The door jamb is the weak point, so in an effort to stiffen it, without causing the tile to be deflected from flat plain, I would have one leg of a piece of shiny-ninety broke to the thickness of the wonder board and installed along the jamb leg, under the wonder board.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 8:05PM
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