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Old 05-31-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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What to use for wall in shower?


We are in the middle of our bathroom remodel and are adding a walkin shower that will have 3 walls of glass and one side is the actual wall in the bathroom. That wall will be tiled, but what needs to be used to cover the wall studs?

We put up the mold proof type sheetrock stuff, but I am thinking that in the shower needs to be something else...something more waterproof?
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No form of drywall should be used in a wet area.
Use 1/2" Tile board instead.
It gets attached directly to the studs with tile board screws. Once it's up it needs to be waterproofed. Look into a product called Red guard.
As the tiles go up all the seams need to be sealed with webed tile board tape and set in place with thin set.
Never use mastic in a wet area!
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http://www.ehow.com/about_5660063_tile-board_.html
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Durrock or one of the other cement boards is the simplest way---waterproof the surface with Redguard or Hydroban---or go top drawer and waterproof with Kerdi by Schluter--
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Awesome info...Thanks!
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