I'm tiling the tub area where I just installed a new tub with a tiling flange. The tub instructions call for putting 1/4 inch furring strips down the studs that the backer board will be installed on. This will make for a smooth transition over the tiling flange. My question is how to make up for the 1/4 inch where the backer board will meet sheetrock (that doesn't have a 1/4 inch furring strip behind it)?
I'm tiling up to the ceiling so I'll have backerboard all the way up the stud. My transition will be a vertical joint where the backerboard will meet the sheet rock that was installed years ago during construction.
This shows the furring strips coming down to the tile flange and then the backerboard going over the flange. This is my first tub working with a tiling flange. Is this unique to tubs with tiling flanges?
If you do as I suggested--stop the board above the flange and fill that gap with thinset--you will be fine---
Furring the wall is fine if you don't have to have the tub area board meet the drywall that is against the studs----those instructions sure weren't written by a person that actually installs these in the field.
His instructions are flawed---not addressing conditions found in real world construction.
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could
be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
DIY Home Improvement Forum
A forum community dedicated to Do it yourself-ers and home improvement enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about tools, projects, builds, styles, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Helping You to Do It Yourself!