When thinking about installing tiled walls, the first step is to consider what room in your house this wall will exist in.
- Where these usually go
Typically tiled walls are installed in bathrooms for the entire bathroom, the shower, or specific walls within the bathroom to reduce the production of mold in moisture-rich areas, such as the space behind the sink or toilet. Kitchens are another popular place in the home where people install tiled walls or more specifically backsplashes.
- Will these tiles be getting wet?
The next distinction that needs to be made is if the specific tiled wall you are installing will be getting wet or not. If the wall will not be affected by water, you can simply tile over regular drywall. However, when a tiled wall will be receiving any moisture, like in a shower or above a sink, you will need to add a backer board between the drywall and the tile. Backer board, sometimes known as cement board, comes in sheets much like drywall. It is a waterproof material that provides a moisture barrier between the drywall and tile.
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