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Old 09-14-2006, 10:00 PM   #16
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Durarock or Denshield for shower?


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I was told by my tile installer that he preferred the Denshield because it doesn't leak like the Durarock. The water that can leak, he said, has actually damaged the framing.

I'm re-doing a standard shower, no steam. I had 'green board' in this shower that lasted about 10-15 years. I may not out live the Denshield but I want to do it right. Sounds like Durarock/Wonder board is the way to go.

Any thoughts on the floor? I pulled tile off the plywood subfloor and as told I should put a subfloor layer over the original before re-installing tile. It was suggested to get a 1/4" exterior glued plywood. Any suggestions?
There are resin based sealing products you can use to seal your Durarock. Most are professional use only products though, but they are good.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:46 PM   #17
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:55 PM   #18
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I have used denshield for non wet applications, but always use durock for wet jobs. The best insurance is to use a barrier behind the durock for any possible moisture problems. I still like the old standby of 30lb. felt. Green board in a truly wet application like a shower is a disaster waiting to happen. I would never install a shower floor on plywood.
It needs a waterproof pan with a morter bed for the tile, or one of the new cast resin pans designed to have tile set to them.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:18 PM   #19
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hi all
i had a bathroom put in in the basement with a sump pump. this was several years ago. the contractor never finished the job.

i am getting estimates now.
the first contractor i spoke with tells me that the previous contractor did not put a shower pan in b4 putting in the concrete floor. how can i tell if this is correct.

also he said the contractor incorrectly installed green board instead of durock or wonderboard and that he will have to take all down and start over. but he wants to only take down up to the soffit. how can that help? doesnt he have to go all the way to the ceiling?

also he says the contractor left wood in the floor which he will have to bust up the concrete to remove and then put in the shower pan and concrete over that.

help
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:59 AM   #20
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are there restrictions as far as weather when putting in a shower pan and tiling a shower
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