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Tiling on top of cement board -- which side?


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02-27-06, 04:51 PM   #1  
Tiling on top of cement board -- which side?

I am renovating my bathroom, using cement board (Durock) on the bathroom walls that will be tiled. Which side should face out (to put the tile on), the smooth or the rough? Is it different if I use mastic vs thinset?

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02-28-06, 02:36 AM   #2  
I would put the tiles on the smooth side. If it has a factory edge, put that toward the room, as it will be easier to tape/fill the seams. (Use mesh tape for that)

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02-28-06, 08:29 AM   #3  
Thinset vs Mastic

Thank you for the reply.

Would you put them on the smooth side regardless of whether you are using thinset or mastic?

 
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03-01-06, 02:31 AM   #4  
I would...

(that was a short reply, wasn't it? )

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