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

green board or std drywall in bathroom

green board or std drywall in bathroom


Old 06-20-17, 01:26 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2017
Location: usa
Posts: 54
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
green board or std drywall in bathroom

Hi all,
I'm getting conflicting info on the best wall material for my bathroom.

Green board is for moist locations but I read that it doesn't breathe well so standard drywall is the best choice.

Existing drywall is standard type. I'm putting cement board as a tile backer in the shower surround.

Which location is this green board designed for?
Thanks for any clarification or builder insight!
Sponsored Links
Old 06-20-17, 02:15 PM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 785
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
There are other choices besides green board but regular drywall isn't one of them. AFAIK, green board is used outside the shower.
Old 06-20-17, 02:18 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,642
Received 317 Votes on 281 Posts
IMO there is no need for greenboard in a bath rm. Regular drywall primed and coated with a latex enamel gives it all the protection it needs although a case can be made for using a bath paint [has extra mildewcide] or mold resistant drywall.
Old 06-20-17, 02:56 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,573
Received 94 Votes on 83 Posts
You got the important part with cement backer board in the shower under the tile.
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:
Your question will be posted in: