How to Attach Ceramic Tiles to a Stucco Wall

Redoing your bathroom is something that can be expensive. However, it is possible to redo your bathroom by putting up new tiles. Stucco in a bathroom can be difficult to keep clean. By covering it with ceramic tile, you will not only create a beautiful surface, but one that can be kept clean and free of mold more easily.

Things You'll Need

  • Furring

  • Backer board

  • Pencil and measuring tape

  • Circular saw with diamond blade

  • Screws and screw gun

  • Level

  • Mortar

  • Tiles

Step 1

Screw wood furring strips to the stucco walls at even intervals on all the stucco walls you wish to cover with tile. The furring strips are necessary because they will help you to establish the flat, even surface that the tiles need.

Step 2

Cut backer board so that it covers the stucco walls. Use a circular saw with a diamond blade for this application. Screw the backer board to the furring. Check the board with a level to make sure its even.

Step 3

Apply mortar to the wall and install the tile to the backer board, starting in the corner.

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