backerboard or mold resistant drywall we just had our bathroom retiled and the tile guy used cement board up to 6' and green board to the ceiling. the previous owners installed a plastic shower surround with drywall remnants and particle board behind it. moisture inevitably got back behind the surround and caused a mold problem.
is hardibacker and durock cement board waterproof? diytileguy keep in mind that the important part is the end of the tub where the backer board will meet up with drywall. try to get both sides to cover the flange and meet up with the drywall acceptably then shim out the corners until its flat. another trick is to shim the cut drywall edge that meets up with backer board.
drywall to backerboard transition in tiled showers drywall to backerboard transition in tiled showers by roger when you tear out and rebuild your shower walls you are left with a transition between the old, existing drywall and the new stuff cement backerboard or drywall if youre using kerdi .
what type of board in bathrooms i am building a new home and have a question about wall and ceiling board in bathrooms. my confusion is over where to install normal drywall, where to install greenboard or moisture resistant drywall, and where to install non-paperfaced board such as hardibacker 500 cement board.
tile backer board breakdown when it comes to installing tile backer board the easiest to install is usually the worst choice or most expensive option. the types that are the most difficult to install tend to work fine and are fairly economical. so which tile backer board should you use in your bathroom?
the how-to of tile backerboard: start-to-finish the seven trust sells many versions of tile backerboards in cement-based, fiber, or in plastic rolls. in this post, i will go over the basic and standard 3 foot by 5 foot sections we sell in our store. these 3 brands come in 1/4' and 1/2' thickness.
how to install cement board on the floor step three how to install cement board on the floor. now its time to start installing the cement board. in this step, i only take out a few pieces of cement board at a time. i do this so it goes back in the exact place that it was in before i moved it. once its out, i then spread thin set onto the floor.
tile backer board installation part '1' in this 2 videos tutorial i am showing step by step installation of tile backer board cement board around standard 60' tub in smaller bathroom. you will see all, preparation
when do i need backer board when tiling a bathroom for wall tile backer board is far superior to sheetrock because sheet rock will breakdown when exposed to water. you do have a few choices when it comes to backer board for wall tile. there is the typical cement board durock etc . there is also another product a bit easier to use than the standard cement board.
how to install cement board in your shower copy these tips home thanks trent for your great question. the nice thing with kbrs shower pans is you can use any backer board. whether its cement board, goboard, kerdi-board or wedi you should be good to go. goboard is a bit more cost effective than kerdi-board and wedi. at this time its a bit new to the market, but we have used it.
best types of shower backer board to use a certain type of shower backer board is available which integrates the properties of the cement board and the moisture barrier. georgia-pacific's denshield is one such product. an acrylic coating forms a sealed moisture barrier on top of a glass mat backer board.
how to install backer board how-tos diy fasten the backer board to the floor using proper nails or screws, as recommended by the manufacturer, every 8' around the perimeter and all supporting the studs. keep fasteners between 3/8' and 3/4' from sheet edges and 2' in from sheet corners. make sure that the nail or screw heads are not sticking up above the board surface.
what is cement backer board and how is it used? cement backer board is a mineral-based product, usually 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch thick and 3 feet by 5 feet long, commonly used to form a base for ceramic tile. also called a cementitious backer unit or cbu, backer board is 100 percent inorganic, consisting of cement, water, silica, limestone flour, and fibers such as kevlar or fiberglass for strength.
the right backer board for a tile floor this old house the backer board is too thin. quarter-inch backer board is used for tiling over an existing solid sub-floor. but if you're stripping a bathroom or a tub area back to the studs, you'll need to apply a 1/2-inch sheet of masonry board, seal all the seams, tape them, and then apply your tile to that. in short, you should have used 1/2-inch.
hardy board vs cement board for bathroom tub area anandtech forums i've been fixing up a bathroom taking my time with it. i have the tub installed and the plumbing and electrical work in place. now i'm about to put up the drywall etc. what would be better for the bathroom tub area? hardy board or cement board? this is for a rental and the longer lasting the better
diy bathroom remodeling phase 4 cement board installation our previous tutorial shared how to choose the right bathroom backer boards in order to avoid a moldy bathroom. cement board is a huge part of a bathroom renovation because it doesnt contain any organic matter for mold to use as food. today, well share how to install cement board in a bathtub surround.
differences between cement board, greenboard, and blueboard a cement board has many varied uses in home construction and is often preferred over greenboards or blueboards in certain areas of the house. that said, greenboards and blueboards are also often and equally used in home construction and are, sometimes, a better alternative. while all three boards
prep for shower wall tile cement backer board provides a strong and moisture-resistant foundation for shower tile. do not use drywall. installing backer board is similar to installing drywall. you dont need to cover your entire bathroom in backer board, just the wet shower area. in most cases, your cement backer board will butt up against existing drywall.
durock ultralight 5 ft. x 3 ft. x 1/2 in. foam tile backer board- usg durock ultralight 5 ft. x 3 ft. x 1/2 in. foam tile backer board offers architects, builders and tile contractors a strong, lightweight, waterproof and vapor-retardant tile base for wet areas.
wet room tile backer boards wet rooms bathrooms tile backer boards make up the foundation of your wet room, providing a waterproof base on which to place your tiles. working to prevent water reaching the surfaces beneath the boards, tile backer boards allow you to build a totally waterproof installation, keeping your wet room clean and dry with
how to repair a shower tile backer board hunker tile backer board may be drywall or cement board. the procedures for patching cement board and patching drywall are similar, but you need different tools to cut the two materials. before you can replace either material, you have to expose it by removing tiles. reset the tiles to complete the repair.
selecting a backer tile board the family handyman tile needs to be installed on a backer board to keep the assembly stiff, otherwise the assembly will flex at the grout joints, allowing water to seep behind the tile and rot the substructure. here's how to choose the best tile backer board for your project. doesnt deteriorate when wet. stiff and
installing hardibacker tile backerboard for bath floor tiles installing hardiebacker tile backer board on a bathroom floor in this article: sheets of hardibacker cement tile-backer are cut to fit, then fastened with thinset mortar and special screws.
how to install a cement backer board over a plywood subfloor in the how to install a cement backer board over a plywood subfloor in the bathroom a solid tile floor will last generations and keep your bathroom free of water damage. related articles