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frankie_dee 04-12-2009 05:34 PM

Master Bath Floor and Shower Tile.
 
I've recently finished up remodeling my master bath, from a tight 4x6 to a 11x7.

Had to replace some rotten 1x6 tg plank. Cut out the section that was rotted and replaced it with OSB @ 3/4, then laid a 1/2 sanded plywood down and now I'm ready to start laying the hardi or cement board then tile.

I'v heard some mixed reviews about the application techniques used for this job.

One guy says "use sanded ply of the floor, lay your mastic then tile it, the shower you could use either cement board or hardi then tile." "if you use cement board on th floor the sanded ply will wick and rot"

Another says, "lay hardi on the floor and durock in the shower."

Can someone as another "professional/real world tested" method share ther experiences with this?

What's the right answer? Any help would be appreciated!:thumbup:

R&D Tile 04-12-2009 09:03 PM

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One guy says "use sanded play of the floor, lay your mastic then tile it,
This guy has no clue.

Hardie IS cementboard, use it or any cementboard you like on the walls in wet areas and floors, use thinset, NO Mastic.

frankie_dee 04-13-2009 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by R&D Tile (Post 258890)
This guy has no clue.

Hardie IS cementboard, use it or any cementboard you like on the walls in wet areas and floors, use thinset, NO Mastic.

I figured as much but this is really my first tile job (outside of a basic kitchen backsplash) and I'm open to suggestions and real world applications.

thanks for the reply, just to be clear, I should use durock or hardi for the floors as well as the shower?

I guess I'm confused if I should be laying hardi or cement board on the floors (outside the shower) that may get a little wet from me scrubba-dub-dubbin in the shower.

What would prevent me from just doing the whole bathroom in hardi or durock? Would it be $$$?

For the ceilings I planned to use densarmour. What are your thoughts on that?

dhoult 05-09-2009 11:52 PM

I used 1/4" hardibacker on horizontal tiled surfaces, and 1/2" durock on vertical. The 1/4" stuff was more like a fiberboard and much easier to work with, but you can use 1/2" as well if you really want. You really shouldn't use anything less than 1/2" on walls, however. Different people have different experiences with different brands and types of products, but as far as I can tell, there's no reason you shouldn't use either of the products you mentioned. And each product will give you specific installation instructions on their websites.

DensArmor is good for the ceilings, or anywhere else in a damp area like a bathroom, but probably a bit more expensive than regular greenboard. I hear it works better, too. But there's nothing wrong with using greenboard if the area is ventilated well enough.

R&D Tile 05-10-2009 07:09 AM

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But there's nothing wrong with using greenboard if the area is ventilated well enough.
Not in a shower though.

Basically a waste of money anywhere.

dhoult 05-10-2009 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by R&D Tile (Post 271826)
Not in a shower though.

Basically a waste of money anywhere.


Right. I meant anywhere except where it could actually get wet a lot, like the shower walls. As far as it being a waste of money, I know some people would agree with you, but I don't think there's anywhere close to a consensus on that.

frankie_dee 05-11-2009 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by R&D Tile (Post 271826)
Not in a shower though.

Basically a waste of money anywhere.

Can we get a difinitive answer on this?

Shower Ceiling - Densamour or NO?

dhoult 05-11-2009 06:25 PM

R&D says DensArmor, I say greenboard is fine. You're going to need a third opinion ;)

frankie_dee 05-11-2009 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by dhoult (Post 272505)
R&D says DensArmor, I say greenboard is fine. You're going to need a third opinion ;)


LOL - "such is life."

R&D Tile 05-17-2009 09:25 AM

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R&D says DensArmor
I did?

You can use regular drywall on the ceiling if you like.

Good primer and paint, it'll be fine.

Or, tile it, waterproof it first if a steam shower though.

MattCoops 05-22-2009 10:06 PM

when you get to it, here's a how-to for mudding shower pans: http://www.gomestic.com/Do-It-Yourse...llation.591985

frankie_dee 05-23-2009 07:08 AM

nice, thank you for the post, I've been looking for somehting like that but as you know things could get hectic when faced with home renovations.

Thank you!


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