||09-03-2012 02:05 PM
Cement board w/Green board vs. Fiberock ?
I am currently renovating my bathroom due to loose tiles that were placed on top of drywall that is now moldy and falling apart. I have torn out all of the tiles & walls from around the bathtub and want to replace it with a waterproof barrier and cement board.
The issue that I have run into is that the cement board is 1/8" thinner than the drywall that is around the rest of the bathroom. I have not tried to put the cement board up yet because I have been trying to find a solution to this problem (i.e. 1/8" shims or someone who can give me advice on how to remedy the situation).
I was looking at ideas on youtube yesterday and came across a new type of backer called Fiberock Tile Backerboard. It is waterproof, and can be tiled or painted. I was considering removing all of the walls in my bathroom and putting this up instead so that I can tile around the bathtub and just paint the rest, and not worry about a transition point between the cement board & green board. Does anyone have any experience with this product, or any advice on the 1/8" difference in wall thickness? (The rest of the walls in the bathroom have old wallpaper that has been painted on top of, so I wouldn't mind removing the rest of the walls just to get rid of the ugly bubbles & ripples in the painted-over wallpaper.)