04:06PM | 03/24/14
I am thinking about putting copper sheeting on my bathroom wall surrounding a tub/ shower combo. The copper sheeting is only available up to 36" wide, so the install will need to have seams. I am thinking of making the seams decorative- in 12" horizontal strips-running from top of wall to the floor. I think the seams would look best if accented with copper nails running along the overlap. So the install plan would be to start with the drywall made for bath surrounds- cement backer? Then the copper strips would be applied on top of that with liquid nail adhesive. Can I nail into the cement board for the decorative rows of nails? If so, would I need to coat the entire copper wall with a sealant to prevent water from seeping into the seams? Or would silicone caulk be sufficient at the seams? If so, would I need caulk on each nail? Or if that would not work, is there a different kind of water resistant backer I can put behind the copper that I can nail into it?
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