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Old 08-25-2015, 10:32 PM   #1
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Hello all,

First post but long time reader. I'm about to have a new tub put in and I wanted to tackle the tiling myself. After reading probably 1000 threads over the past month I'm probably
more confused than when I started.

My general confusion is really around which approach to take. I was originally going to go with a 1/2 Hardiebacker in place of the drywall, use a water proofer over the CBU(red guard?), thin-set, tile, grout and praise my work. Then I came across a Denshield post about how great it was which lead to people not liking Denshield anymore to Kerdi board to Kerdi membrane and a hundred things in between.

So, what do people like and why?

Also, regardless of using a CBU, Kerdi etc, how much spacing is recommended between the tub and substrate? I've read quite a bit about how you don't want to lay it directly on top of the tub as water pooling can damage it over time. I'm assuming you want a health line of caulk to seal that gap.

Please feel free to ask any questions and I appreciate the help!


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As a first time DIY as well, I found doing as you originally planned as a straightforward and cost effective approach.
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It's like the expression, "There is more then one way to skin a cat" Pick the way you like. All of the ways mentioned get you to the promised land.
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When you start, come with specific questions---

As to the spacing above the tub---the backer rests at the top of the tub flange--the gap is filled with thinset--

If you overlap the flange, you will bow the board ---
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