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Options to redo walled tiles

Sun Sep 11, 2011Total posts : 2
Gary
Gary
Join date: Sep 2011
Topic: Options to redo walled tiles

Hi guys,

To introduce I am Gary from Mumbai. I have lately purchased a (7th floor) top floor flat in a residential complex. This is a one room kitchen flat and hence you might understand how important the main room is to me and my fiance.

The previous owner has put bathroom tiles on the walls of the living room, as he had some seepage issue (from the terrace) as the flat is on top floor. Good as the previous owner's intentions were I am now stuck with my living room looking like a bathroom.My fiance and myself are looking for ways to correct this.

yes we have an issue on how to improve this keeping a tab on costs.

I have spoken to a number of people and they have all given me varied opinions..

  1. Some people told me about breaking the tiles while most have told me this will open up the seepage and is best kept as it is.Now on removing the tiled look also i have got varied opinions.
  2. one cross section of people have told me to go for wallpaper. when i visited a wallpaper supplier he told me that the tile joints will have to be filed with 'Lambi' and then we can put up the wallpaper. however the joints will be seen even after that (i can live with the joints boundaries being seen as long as the tiles are not seen).
  3. Now someone else told us to go for areldite + sand treatment and then pup plaster of paris . post that we can either use wallpaper or paint the walls. the disadvantage is that POP will take time to dry in the monsoon.
  4. we have also been advised to go for POP sheets drilled into our tiled walls and then use Wallpaper over it or paint it. Disadvantage is drilling tiled walls and chance to damage concealed wiring.
  5. we can go for Cement sheets drilled into tiled walls and then use wallpaper or paint.Disadvantage is drilling tiled walls and chance to damage concealed wiring.However it is more sturdy than POP.
  6. We can go for Gypsum sheets drilled into our tiled walls and then use wallpaper or paint.More sturdy than POP but less sturdy than cement sheets
  7. keep the tiled as it is (we really don't want to do this)
I am not keen on points 1 and 7 as they are extremes.
Please help me my expert friends in finding a solution to my dilemmas and tell em the right way. which is the best way to get out of this mess and make my living room beautiful ? also is there some other solution I haven't thought about yet????





Tue Sep 20, 2011Post  #1
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)

Join date: Mar 2008

Dear Gary

     I am in view that the tiles laid on the wall may be ceramic tiles or glazed tiles. These types of tiles have zero joint. The best and economical solution is to make putty with synthetic enumal paint and applied on joints which have no problem of drying and you can paint the tiles after 6 to 8 hours. You may do the syntetic enumal paint not the oil bound distemper or emulsion paint. The shade and color should not be light.

 
Sun Sep 25, 2011Post  #2
Gary
Gary

Join date: Sep 2011

Dear Gupta sir,

Thank you so much for your answer. Alas after not getting answer for a week I took my decision which was going for Point 3. i.e. areldite + sand treatment and then pup plaster of paris

Now that I have aready doen it I will stcik to the decision. However I want to realy thank ou for taking tiem out and ansering my quiery. You answering in the forms is what make Gharexpert a trusted website :)

 

Regards

 

Gary

 

 

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