I'm new to this site, so I apologize if this comes out poorly.
I am planning on completely gutting my bathroom down to the studs for the walls and ceiling. Due to some shower leakage i will need to patch/replace at least the top layer of the subfloor as well.
I currently plan to tile the entire floor so I will probably replace the top layer of the subfloor with cement board or something equivilent to give a good base for the eventual tile. Its the walls and ceiling i am not sure about. I have a mold allergy so I am paranoid about doing it right. I want to avoid sheetrock in all its forms if possible. But I also do not want to tile the wall all the way to the ceiling, nor to tile the ceiling. I do not think it would look good in my particular bathroom.
So my question is this: Is cement board a good wall/ceiling material even when not using tile? If so, what can I do over it so I can have a nice presentable wall/ceiling to paint? If cement board is not good, what do you recommend?
As a side note: I am currently planning to have the shower be a full enclosure, possibly something like this: http://www.maaxcollection.com/Produi...=1834&mdl=2558
although I'm not sure which brand or model yet.