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Replacing polystyrene tiles in bathroom ceiling

HU-209277437
8 months ago

Hello

We are in the process of replacing old polystyrene tiles in our bathroom (see pic).

What’s the best solution to remove and replace ? We were thinking of cladding but any other innovative ideas. Also as you might spot in photo some of the ceiling is curved which is complicating our thinking

Thanks and look forward to any suggestions

Comments (9)

  • Helen B
    8 months ago

    We had these all over our first house ceiling. Scraped them off one by one. They’re a fire risk, produce nasty fumes so we wanted them gone rather than hidden. If you go this route, be sure to wear gloves if you want any knuckles left - Good luck !

  • AMB
    8 months ago

    They are a fire risk so you should remove them, not hide them. I would also be banking on needing the ceiling re-skimmed. Cladding on ceilings looks naff.

  • HU-209277437
    8 months ago

    Would you just paint it then?

  • PRO
    At No 19
    8 months ago

    Echo the above, they need to be removed, the ceiling plaster skimmed then painted.

  • AMB
    8 months ago

    Do you mean the ceiling? Yes, paint or paper the ceiling. It's a must that you remove the tiles though.

  • J
    8 months ago

    Just a thought could they be asbestos?

  • Sonia
    8 months ago

    When my brother refurbished my mums house, all the bedroom ceilings were covered in polystyrene tiles. He scraped them all off and then had the ceiling skimmed, then painted. Looked much better afterwards!


  • HU-209277437
    8 months ago

    Clad or paint.....??

  • PRO
    At No 19
    8 months ago

    Paint.

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