Drywall or backerboard or Both for tiling?


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Old 10-13-05, 01:58 PM
alanstanwyck1
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Drywall or backerboard or Both for tiling?

I am planning to tile around a bathtub with the tile only getting placed up each wall about 2/3rds of the height. Should I drywall around the entire tub from the tub's edge to the ceiling AND THEN install cement backerboard over the drywall as a base for the tile?

Or is it suffice to install the backerboard directly to the wall studs and have the last 1/3rd of wall be drywall? If I do this, how do I connect the seam between the cement backboard and the drywall?

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Alan
 
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Old 10-13-05, 05:16 PM
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Install a vapor barrier over the studs, then 1/2" cementboard where the tile will be and up as high as the shower head or a hair below it.

Tape and thinset the seam between the drywall and cementboard with thinset if the tile is going over the seam, drywall compound if it ends on the seam.

Use backerboard tape either way.
 
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Old 10-13-05, 05:43 PM
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Thanks

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ALAN
 
 

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