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tigerstripe

10:02AM | 04/06/01
Member Since: 04/03/01
40 lifetime posts
I'm finishing a basement bathroom that was half-finished when we bought the house. The previous owner put up greenboard in the shower area, which I heard was BAD to use for ceramic tiles. Therefore, we are putting up fiberglass shower wall panels on the greenboard. Should we paint or do any kind of "waterproofing" job to the greenboard before glueing up the shower walls, or glue right to the greenboard?

Since the shower drain is off to one side, I am ceramic-tiling the shower floor (concrete), and up over the "step" into the shower (which is also made of greenboard). Should this be ok? ALSO, when I attach the shower door, should I attach it directly to the greenboard step and tile around it, or lay tile across the top of the step and attach the shower door track by drilling through the tile? I will use silicone caulk around all edges of the door.

Thanks for your time!

KosmicCarp

04:42AM | 04/07/01
Member Since: 03/27/01
11 lifetime posts
You are right in not wanting to put the tile over the greenboard. (it's water resistant, not waterproof.) If you install the panels correctly you should be able to put them on without further prep. Because the "step" is a horizontal surface, I would replace the greenboard with cementboard and tile before carefully installing the track. Hope this helps.

tigerstripe

09:53AM | 04/10/01
Member Since: 04/03/01
40 lifetime posts
thanks kosmic, I'm working on it right now!


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