Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-05-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tiling top row partially over wall?


I am about to tile my shower surround. During the demo I ripped out the surround down to the studs. I'm going to put hardibacker over the studs (redgard over the hardibacker, roofing felt under - right?) and then tile onto the hardibacker with modified thinset.

My question is regarding the small strip of existing drywall around the top rim of the surround. See photo. There is about 4" of existing wall from where the ceiling will be (actually the bottom of a soffit) down to where the hardibacker will go. Is this OK? I am thinking of using 12"x12" wall tiles for the surround, so the top 4" of the top row of tiles will be backed by the existing drywall (it's not gypsum, it is a 1980s moisture-resistant backer material).

Is that OK, or do I have to cut off that 4" strip of wall? It is at the very top of the wall, above the height of the shower head.
Attached Thumbnails
Tiling top row partially over wall?-shwr.jpg  

rblaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
K&B Remodeler/Tile Guy
 
angus242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 887
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Tiling top row partially over wall?


(redgard over the hardibacker, roofing felt under - right?) and then tile onto the hardibacker with modified thinset.
REDGARD!!!!!
Felt under
No need for the felt. The RedGard acts as the moisture barrier. You don't need two. Just Hardi directly to the studs and RedGard over, then tile with a GOOD modified thinset.


so the top 4" of the top row of tiles will be backed by the existing drywall (it's not gypsum, it is a 1980s moisture-resistant backer material).
Just put RedGard directly over the drywall too. You'll be good to go!

Good Luck!

__________________
Angus
My Albums
angus242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Tiling top row partially over wall?


Angus is right, you definately need to seal that cement board after you put it up. RedGuard is popular and will do the trick. Also be sure to mud and tape your joints with thinset and fiberglass mesh tape before waterproofing.

I wouldn't worry about overlapping the tiles over the sheetrock material. If it were lower I'd say don't do it, but up that high you should have no problems.
Termite 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
Wall tiling trowl size help please. Hobb3s Remodeling 5 05-30-2008 07:45 AM
What adhesive to use for tiling wall? sz8 Flooring 4 03-21-2008 05:55 AM
Raising Doorway Height (load bearing?) treefrog Building & Construction 6 02-25-2008 09:11 PM
Marrying a sloping stone wall to a cinder block wall. mrdol Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 11-09-2007 04:08 PM
Atlantic-need your opinion on markd's comments about my vapor barrier? yummy mummy Building & Construction 11 03-07-2007 09:47 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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