The Cat wrote:
Kitchen, so mainly dry, predominantly for decoration, with some splash protection (behind faucet & oventop)
Tiles are 16cm x 16cm white ceramic, covering 504cm x 60cm
Use the sticky adhesive designed for that application. You can find it at any Home depot or Lowes. Not sure UK...Place tiles with spacers. mix grout with sealant and water. Grout with float. Sponge. Extremely easy project.
Don't replace drywall with green board or sheet rock. Waste of time and money.
Thanks, TC. Turns out my wall tiler was just on holiday, and not ignoring me! I know I'm capable of attaching tiles to walls in a pleasing manner: it was the cutting and shaping of the tiles (to fit around electricity sockets/deer-head trophies and the like) which would have been the tricksiest deal. I heard you need specialist equipment to cut and shape tiles, and my weapon of choice is a pair of Crayola®
-branded scissors. And I just don't think they're powerful enough to cut through 6mm-thick ceramic tile.
I'm not sure what green board or sheet rock is. One side of the kitchen is actually plastered-over red-brick, which is probably diamond-studded, or laced with eternium
. It took my electrician 8 hours to chisel away at it (to make space for electricity cables). They don't make 'em like that any more.