Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-12-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

shower tile


I am remodeling my bathroom and putting in new shower tile. I have the backer board up and I am ready to go. however I want to put a protector between the backer board and the tile. Recently on a DIY show they were doing such, they used some type of paint sealer especially for this purpose. Does anyone know what it is? What product do I use for this job?

Reface

pbalano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 07:02 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 3
Default

shower tile


Quote:
Originally Posted by pbalano View Post
I am remodeling my bathroom and putting in new shower tile. I have the backer board up and I am ready to go. however I want to put a protector between the backer board and the tile. Recently on a DIY show they were doing such, they used some type of paint sealer especially for this purpose. Does anyone know what it is? What product do I use for this job?

Reface
First of all you don't really need another barrier if you used a backerboard like Denshield, if you do want a barrier you can find them in local home improvement stores. Honestly in my opinion the barriers actually hurt the adhesion of your mortar to the backerboard. Think about it, you areputting something ovr the backer which will prevent the mortar from bonding direcly to the backer. The backer is designed specifically fr the bond of the mortar. You can chec out some other DIY info here http://hubpages.com/hub/DIY-Home-Imp...meowner-Can-Do ad one about grouting tile here http://hubpages.com/hub/Instructions-on-How-To-Grout

procontractor76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 07:15 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4
Default

shower tile


Vapor barrier behind the backer? If not you can use redguard ( at HD) to waterproof the shower area.
brogeflog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 3
Default

shower tile


he said the backer is already, he is talking about barrier on the backer before the mortar and tile. I do not personally care for that method
procontractor76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 07:06 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hermitage Pa.
Posts: 586
Default

shower tile


you do need to put up a water proof membrain for this.The backer borad is not water proof so something like Kerdi membrians works well or at least thats what I used and what is recommened by most.If you dont put some form of water proofing on your tiles wont last very long since the mortarr,grout and the backer board are not water proof
clasact is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 07:47 AM   #6
Not so new
 
12penny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Posts: 932
Default

shower tile


pb...the product you describe is Redgard and if used as directed has no effect on thin set adhesion.
12penny is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 3
Default

shower tile


Depending on the type of backerboard used, many of them are water or moisture resistant. I personally use densshield, it is a blue material that already has water proofing built in to th material. I then use thinset to fill any gaps in the board priot to applying the thinset and tile. Trust me using a membrane or material to stop moisture, especially in shower walls is overkill. How many of you have ever seen significant standing water on a shower wall?? NONE because it is on a wall, law of gravity prevents standing wateron a wall therefore the water will never find it's wa through the tile,mortar,and backer. Shower floor is a different issue but even still when using newer backerboards that are waterproof or water resistant will eliminate the need for an extra step on adding a barrier.

procontractor76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tile man used mastic glue on entrance to shower keyesww Tiling, ceramics, marble 13 06-08-2010 04:39 PM
How to tile around a Pre fab shower base geoffthemonk Building & Construction 1 11-07-2009 09:10 AM
Tile Baseboard on outside of plastic shower pan at linoleum joint? GaryS Tiling, ceramics, marble 2 07-26-2009 12:39 PM
water leak on tile shower floor redskins Plumbing 1 07-18-2009 05:58 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.