Tiling over wallpaper: would you do it ?

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    alex_sheff

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    Hi there:

    The wife has changed her mind and now wants me to tile over the wallpaper in the downstairs loo for a splashback to the sink.

    My question is: should I remove the wallpaper before I tile or is it OK to put the adhesive over the wallpaper ?

    Your help and advice is greatly appreciated.

    Alex
     
    alex_sheff, Jul 7, 2012
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    SMR Bathrooms

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    I'm no expert Alex but I'd say best to remove the wallpaper first. I can see it getting damn and pulling away from the wall!
     
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    ditto what above said. better safe than sorry when you're not sure!
     
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    gissle

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    Hahah, I like the comment 'My wife has changed her mind'.

    I would removed the wall paper, I have tiled before and have always removed wall paper first. It could come loose. You need to bond to the plaster itself.
     
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    carpetsondmove

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    just what the guys above me says, better get rid of the wallpaper first. :)
     
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    Remove the wallpaper, if (sorry, WHEN) your tiles fall off, you'll be annoyed with yourself for taking the shortcut
     
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    Whats the actual harm in removing the wallpaper first?
     
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    Wallpaper usually comes off easily--diluted fabric softener is a good trick for removing it. Also you should check the condition of the wall as drywall or even plaster in a bath could need repair or replacement. No reason to tile over wallpaper--problems could arise from poor contact and adhesion.
     
    freddy narvaez, Jan 7, 2019
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