Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Walls and Ceilings
Reload this Page >

How much support does Concrete Backer Board need for ceiling tile install?

How much support does Concrete Backer Board need for ceiling tile install?

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-19-16, 02:52 PM
S
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 22
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
How much support does Concrete Backer Board need for ceiling tile install?

I'm installing a new shower and want to install tile on the ceiling of the shower as well. This is new construction, so the ceiling rafters are approx. 16" on center. I'm using the 1/2" Durock CBU and the manufacturer says rafters should be 16" on center and to "place fasteners 6" o.c.". Am I hearing them correctly? For some reason this does not seem like enough support. Am I over-thinking this? After considering the weight of the CBU, the thin set and the ceramic tile, I'm thinking this ceiling might fall in! Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. THANKS.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-19-16, 04:40 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 4 Votes on 4 Posts
No, placing the fasteners every 6" along the ceiling joists is fine. Much more fastening than would be on sheetrock of the same dimensions, so rest easy.
 
  #3  
Old 10-20-16, 07:49 AM
S
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 22
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Great, thanks Chandler...appreciate your help!!
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: