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Amateuralex 04-22-2013 02:03 PM

drywall above fiberglass surround
 
OK, I am sure that this is an old question, but I've searched some and not seen a good specific answer, so I am asking again!

We have a 3-piece fiberglass surround. Right now, there's tile above it to the ceiling, but we're tearing that out. It gets fairly wet during showers, despite it being so high on the wall.

Can I use drywall there? Greenboard? Or should I use cement board? Will cement board beside greenboard (that is used outside of the shower stall) have the same texture and not look different when finished?

joecaption 04-22-2013 06:23 PM

Use green or purple board, no need for tile board.

framer52 04-22-2013 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1165097)
Use green or purple board, no need for tile board.


No Joe. Cement board is used if it is getting wet. Drywall is not to be used.

OP, cement board finishes like regular drywall.

joecaption 04-22-2013 07:34 PM

Since when?
Tile board is not waterproof, so what good would do?
I've never once seen tile board used above an enclosure.

http://www.gp.com/build/densshield-tilebacker-board#

Amateuralex 04-26-2013 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by framer52 (Post 1165103)
OP, cement board finishes like regular drywall.

Thanks!

KStatefan 05-01-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by framer52 (Post 1165103)
OP, cement board finishes like regular drywall.

Can you show some pictures of finished cement board? I do not see how it would finish the same.

jsbuilders 05-01-2013 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by framer52 (Post 1165103)

No Joe. Cement board is used if it is getting wet. Drywall is not to be used.

OP, cement board finishes like regular drywall.

Cement board isn't supposed to get wet. That's why tile goes over it.


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