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Tiling - wall strength question

Posted by dimad (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 26, 13 at 8:43

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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RE: Tiling - wall strength question

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.

RE: Tiling - wall strength question

Is the tile sub-strait going to mortar, wonder board or WR board?

RE: Tiling - wall strength question

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!

RE: Tiling - wall strength question

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.

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