steam room ceiling material

Old 11-14-05, 12:25 AM
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steam room ceiling material

I am convering a 36"x36" 8' high shower to a steam/shower unit. I use Swanstone shower pan as the bottom. I plan to tile on three walls. Questions:

1) For the wall, which one is better for the back of tiles: 1/2" cement backer board or 1/2" HardyBacker?

2) I will close out ceiling a bit to make 7'6" high. I am looking for light but waterproof pre-finished material for steam room's ceiling. Would you recommand any pre-finished material?

If I can not find good, affordable material for ceiling, I may use tile over backer board, do you think any trouble I use 8"x10" tiles which matches the one on the walls?

Thank you very much for any input you provide.
Old 11-14-05, 06:57 PM
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Either will be fine and should be used on the ceiling as well, which should be pitched as well, the whole area has to be waterproofed as well with a membrane made for tiling, seeing this is a steam shower.

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