At Target Tiles, we’re often asked about tile adhesives, and which ones are the right ones to use for a particular floor surface. As part of our Ask Target series on adhesives, here is our advice on dealing with tiles on chipboard flooring.
Question: What’s the correct procedure for affixing tiles to flooring grade chipboard?
Answer: Floors made from flooring grade chipboard need a minimum thickness of 15mm, and the chipboard should be screwed every 6 inches each way along the joists using self-tapping screw.
This ensures the floor is fixed down solid and the floor surface is smooth and even for tiling.
Nails aren’t a suitable fit for the job as their heads can work loose over time.
Before fixing your tiles, prime the chipboard with Ardex P51. We always advise using Ardex adhesives for fixing tiles to floors; in this case, you’ll want to use either Ardex 7001 Grey or Ardex 7001 White.
This is a semi pourable adhesive which will provide a better coverage on the back of your tiles. Take a look at the 7001 product data sheet (pdf) for more details.
If you have any other questions about tiling, submit your questions to email@example.com or get in touch with the team at Target Tiles directly on 023 9298 6435.
For more detailed guides on fixing tiles to a variety of floor surfaces, check out our series of Ask Target blogs below:
Fixing Tiles to Plywood Flooring
The Best Way to Fix Tiles to any Floor
Fixing Tiles to Tongue & Groove Floorboards
Fixing Tiles to Floors with Electric Underfloor Heating
Fixing Tiles to Concrete/Screeded Floors