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Old 03-12-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Does drywall/blueboard need to be flush with the glazed cast iron tub before the wall tiles are mounted? or should there be a small gap?

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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Depends.... are these also shower walls?

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Does drywall/blueboard need to be flush with the glazed cast iron tub before the wall tiles are mounted? or should there be a small gap?
You should not use drywall or blue board near the tub. yes there should be a gap.
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How much of a gap, and how do you tile over the gap?
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The cement backer board is brought down to the top of the tub flange---that gap is filled with thinset as the tile is installed---

If the CEMENT board is to receive a surface water proofing like Red Guard or Hydroban--the seams and that gap are filled before coating---use tilers mesh in the corners and open seams--

Do not use green board or blue board---not approved under code in the US--to many failures---there are exceptions.
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