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ontheroad1015 02-11-2009 12:29 AM

bakerboard and drywall
I installed backerboard on the bathroom walls where I will be installing tile. Most of the seams are flush but at the horizontal seams the drywall is about a quarter to a half inch higher than the backer board. That is to say the drywall appears thicker than the backer board (I hope that makes sense). I imagine the tiled wall won't look right if the backerboard is not entirely flush with the drywall. How can I remedy this? I was thinking about removing the drywall between the backerboard and ceiling and just going with backerboard all the way up to the ceiling unless I can find an easier solution. Thanks.

angus242 02-11-2009 01:46 AM

I assume you used 1/2" backerboard?

Ron6519 02-11-2009 05:07 AM

Funny, I assumed 1/4". If it was, remove it and put up 1/2". The thinner backerboard is for floors where you have continous back support.

jerryh3 02-11-2009 06:17 AM

I have found that 1/2 hardibacker is about 1/16"-1/8" thinner than 1/2" drywall. I usually float the seam out with thinset before I tile. If you're going to tile all the way to the ceiling, I would use backerboad for the entire wall.

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