Can you tile straight onto aquaboard?

What is Knauf Aquapanel?

Knauf AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Indoor is a tough impact and water resistant glass fibre reinforced cement tile backer board for walls. It is a lightweight board that is easy to install and suitable for use in indoor wet and humid areas, resisting the development of mould and mildew.

Is aqua board the same as cement board?

Cement board and aqua boards are different in that cement boards are just waterproof and aqua boards are both waterproof and water resistant. If you’re unsure whether you should use cement board for tiling or aqua board for tiling, consider how much water your tiles will come into contact with.

Is Knauf Aquapanel waterproof?

No. AQUAPANEL® is humidity and weather resistant, this means that it will not deteriorate or lose its mechanical strength when exposed to water. Subsequently the water will be released into the environment.

Can you tile straight onto aquaboard? – Related Questions

Do you need to tank aquaboard?

Yes the aquapanel is impervious to water but the penetration will happen in the joints specially corners. For few pound more you will have peace of mind so my advice is to tank it.

Can AQUAPANEL be fixed directly to a wall?

Fill the board joints with tile adhesive. Alternatively you can apply the tile adhesive perimeter strip and dabs directly to the wall.

Can you use Knauf AQUAPANEL outdoor?

Knauf Aquapanel Exterior Cement Boards provide a solid, dry base that can withstand the extreme weathering effects of wind, rain and snow. It is an ideal substrate for directly applied render finishes and can be used for exterior walls in ventilated systems, exterior ceilings and soffits.

Are aqua boards waterproof?

Aquaboard™ with Sanitized® protection is a water resistant plasterboard for kitchens, bathrooms and shower rooms and is also suitable for extremely humid environments such as swimming pools and health spas.

Is AQUAPANEL cement board waterproof?

AQUAPANEL® boards are 100% water-resistant; they are resistant to moisture, weathering, mould and mildew.

Do I need to seal AQUAPANEL?

The Aquapanel surface is ready- keyed for tiling, so no sealant is required.

Do I need to prime Knauf Aquapanel?

Priming with this product is needed when applying heavier tiles between 51 and 120kg as per a complete Knauf system specification. When applying a Knauf Interior Skim Finish, this is an optional, belt-and-braces choice, but is not necessary.

Which side of aquaboard do you tile on?

Tile on the smooth side of the board. Permanently flexible sealant should be used at corners, at wall to floor connections, around penetrations, and at interfaces with baths and shower trays, in combination with sealing tape in wet areas.

How do you stick an aqua board?

Apply a 50 – 75mm wide tile adhesive band around the board edge. Then apply dabs on the surface of AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Indoor. Aside the board edges closer than the middle. Alternatively you can apply the band and dabs directly to the wall.

What kind of glue to use on aquaboard?

Knauf AQUAPANEL® Joint Adhesive (PU) is a gun-applied polyurethane adhesive used for jointing Knauf AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Indoor [only].

What screws should I use for aqua board?

General Information. Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior Stainless Steel Screws (SN40) are screws specially developed for fixing Knauf AQUAPANEL® Cement Boards (Outdoor and Indoor) to timber.

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