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Old 02-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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I am remodeling a dog kennel room off our garage. The room has a cement floor with a washer and a claw foot bath tub for washing dogs. I redid the plumbing and am building a replacement pedestal for the tub to bring it up to a comfortable height.

I want this room to be a workout room, laundry and dog bathing station with a combination of tile and bamboo or cork flooring.

I think I should tile the wall and the floor around the tub to prevent water damage from splashing.

1. Can I attach greenboard to the existing drywall and tile the wall behind the tub?
2. Can I glue greenboard to the cement and tile the floor under the tub?
3. Floating or glued floor for the rest of the Man/Dog Cave?
4. What type of frame if any should I put around the greenboard?

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Hello World B my name is George and i work for a Chicago area Home Depot.

And answers to your questions are next;

1. Can I attach greenboard to the existing drywall and tile the wall behind the tub?

No, greenboard is not an approved and suitable backing for ceramic tile in wet areas. In order to have a successful installation you would need to remove existing drywall and install a + cement type tile backerboard with recommended fasteners.

2. Can I glue greenboard to the cement and tile the floor under the tub?

No, again this is not approved backing for ceramic tiles in wet areas. In any case there is no need for any kind of tile backing on the cement floor. For the successful installation remove any kind of non cement substrate and if needed level the floor with a portland base floor patch and install tile afterward.

3. Floating or glued floor for the rest of the Man/Dog Cave?


Being that this is a Man/Dog cave I would recommend ceramic tiles thought or a product that is scratch resistant.

4. What type of frame if any should I put around the greenboard?

Walls should be framed with dimensional lumber and spaced according to its size, nowadays framing its mostly spaced 16" O.C. Partition walls are usually framed with nominal 2x4's, mechanical walls if needed can be framed with nominal 2x6's.

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