Completed gutted my bathroom and have some questions about rebuilding the bathtub surround. I am going to use Durock NextGen backerboard and Versabond white thin set.
1. I plan on tiling the ceiling over the tub. It previously had a dropped ceiling over the old tub that I ripped out, so I now have an 8' ceiling, but I have put up new sheetrock over the entire ceiling of the bathroom. Should I rip out the sheetrock over the tub, where I will tile, and replace that with Durock as well?
2. Durock indicated that I should only put up a vapor barrier on the outside wall, not on the interior walls. I forgot to ask about the ceiling, but I assume that would be considered an "outside wall" as well, which I can do assuming I need to take down the drywall as per question 1. But I have installed insulation as a sound barrier on one of the inside walls. I am thinking I should protect the insulation as well using a vapor barrier.
3. Durock also indicated not to use Redguard, but I see lots of sites recommending it (or something similar), over CBU and the Versabond white thinset should have no problems adhering. Is there a strong reason to not use the Redguard.
"be careful at listening to just one persons advise" said me
"be careful at listening to just one persons advise" said myself
p.s. not all i say is a fact but not all i say is my opinion.