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lylesvegas 02-04-2013 07:23 PM

Bathroom walls question...
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Hi, I am getting ready to redo my upstairs bathroom. I'm going to tear out the tub and do a tile shower. My plan is to tile the entire 3 x 8 shower space to the ceiling. So do I need to run the cement board all the way to the ceiling or do I just put it where the old tub was??

oh'mike 02-04-2013 07:34 PM

Just where the tub was is fine----

I do suggest that you water proof the new board with a paint on waterproofing like Red Guard or a surface membrane like Kerdi----

Any thing above the shower head will never get wet enough to worry about---

lylesvegas 02-04-2013 07:36 PM

Thanks, I have read all to much about waterproofing !!!!! :eek:

djlandkpl 02-04-2013 09:05 PM

You might want to take it down to the ceiling. When I tore out my fiberglass tubs I found the drywall had been shimmed out so it laid flat over the tub flange. It may also be easier to lay the tile over a common flat surface vs possibly having a difference due to the thickness of the cement board and drywall.

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