Ceramic Tile Tub Surround

Old 03-04-02, 12:01 PM
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Ceramic Tile Tub Surround

I have a tub with a cultured marble surround on the walls. I want to put up ceramic tile. Do I need to remove the cultured marble first and put up backerboard, or is it possible to lay the ceramic tile directly on the marble?
Old 03-10-02, 06:30 AM
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I would suggest that you remove the surround and put up green drywall.
Old 03-10-02, 02:46 PM
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I must disagree. Green drywall is no longer considered a propper substrate for tile in a wet area such as a shower. If I wanted to, I could support my family full-time by doing nothing but tearing out "sheetrock" showers and replacing them with something made out of cement.

Cement backer board, properly installed according to manufacturer's instructions is the way to go.

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