Deborah
Deborah
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  • New Bedford, MA
Asked on May 8, 2019

Is it okay to tile over rough wallpaper?

JewellmartinBethKathy Gunter Law

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Is it okay to tile over rough wallpaper that is solidly on the wall.

3 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 8, 2019

    You will need to put up cement board before tiling. If it were me, I would remove the wallpaper and drywall. However, if that isn't possible for you then you should be okay. Make sure you screw the cement board tightly and even.

  • Beth
    on May 8, 2019

    If the wallpaper isn't flat, as in it has raised designs, that might be difficult to do. If it's rough as in you've sanded it, that might help the tiles adhere to it.

  • Jewellmartin
    on May 9, 2019

    I would try a small area first. How long do you want the tile to last? The shorter the time, the more it is worth the risk. For a permanent solution, use quality methods and materials.

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