Drywall and backerboard.

Old 03-31-13, 08:37 AM
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Cool Drywall and backerboard.

Hello all. First post here. First time homeowner with my wife and I'm about to embark on a journey of redoing the bathroom.

It has subway tiles which look very dated and I am planning on removing them. The lower half of the wall, where the tiles are is concrete. The upper half is plaster and lathe. I want to go floor to ceiling tiles so would I use just backer board, or should I use drywall and then backerboard?

The bottom, as long as its not damaged will just remain concrete, I would assume or is there's better way around this? Also, my tub is a claw foot tub and I'm not sure i can even get tiles behind it because it is such a tight fit....are there ways around this or am I looking at removing the tub as well? Thanks all!
Old 03-31-13, 10:23 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Do you plan on incorporating a shower in this clawfoot tub, or is it just a tub? Is the concrete flush with the plaster? Drywall is not accepted as a backer for tile in a wet area. Is the plaster offset from the concrete wall? Maybe if you could post a couple of pictures we can see what you see and offer better suggestions. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

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