Fixing items to tiles without drilling

Posted: August 16, 2010 by Rach in Taps / Bathroom Fixtures & Fittings
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Within your bathroom, there are a number of accessories that you may need in order for the room to be functional, these include things like a towel ring, or rack, toilet paper holder, toothpaste and tooth brush holder etc.  Today we are going to show you a good way to attach the lighter of these items such as a single hand towel ring, a soap dish, a toilet paper holder or toothpaste holder to your tiles without the need to drill.

When you purchase the items they will probably come with screws already in them, unless they are the new suction cup items, though my experience with these is they just do not stick.

Silicone

So what do you do? Use silicone and stick it firmly into place.  Silicone is a great solution for attaching lighter items to a tiled wall.

1. Take the backing plate provided with the accessory and if you have a sticker (provided with the plate to hold it in position and away from the tile), apply this to the backing plate, then before you remove the sticker, apply a generous squirt of silicone to either side of the sticker on the backing plate (around where the screws would go).

2. Remove the backing of the sticker and attach to the wall positioning it as required.

3. Use the silicone to fill up the the screw holes, and apply a small amount into the gap around the sides of the backing plate.

4. Leave your siliconed backing plate for 24 hours to dry, and then fix your item to the wall.

Remember this will only work for lighter accessories, but is a great way of attaching things without having to risk drilling the tile.

For all your bathroom accessories, check out the DIY Bargain Bin Bath Taps, Bathroom Fixtures and Fittings section to find everything you need.

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