Hi all, you guys saved my rear with floor tile for my dining room last year so now I've finished that and am now in the process of redoing our very
It's an older home (60's) and have what appears to be concrete backerboard with some sort of metal lath/mesh embedded. I personally have never seen this stuff before. Seems everything I bring into HD or Lowe's, there answer is always "man, no one even makes this stuff anymore"
Here is what I'm busy tearing out which will be replaced with Greenboard and a vapor barrier behind the Greenboard which will attach to the studs and framing.
For areas which aren't in direct contact with water, is Greenboard still a requirement or would regular 1/2" or 5/8" sheetrock work? Seems like most agree that GB is ideal even if water isn't going to be in contact.
Also, I've obviously wasted some time pulling off some of the tile, but the reasoning behind that is that I needed to get to the studs to tear out the sheetrock and the backerboard in chunks and I have to be careful b/c I have a gas heater as you can see in the frame. So my question here is do I still need some sort of concrete backerboard ontop of the GB or could I tile directly on the GB?
I would appreciate any help and guidance you guys and gals could provide a rookie! Thanks!