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11:15AM | 02/27/04
Member Since: 03/04/03
44 lifetime posts
My contractor said he will use wonderboard in the shower area and green wall for the rest of the bathroom walls.

I thought wonderboard would be used throughout the bathrom but her said no.

I'd just like the opinion of a few other people on this forum. We will have the whole shower area tiled up to the ceiling and rest of the walls will have tile approx 4 ft. high adn the rest painted.

Is greenboard able to support tile w/ no problems??

as always thanks in advance,



05:43AM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 02/29/04
11 lifetime posts
In my opinion, I would not use greenboard anywhere there is going to be tile. Something like Hardibacker or CBU would be much better for tile. I'm not saying it won't work with the greenboard, it's just something I would not personally do.


11:11AM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 02/25/04
5 lifetime posts
I did a similar remodel a few years ago. The tub surround that we were using did not go all the way to the ceiling. I addressed the problem by using greenboard behind the surround and capping it with a product called Durock that provided a base for two courses of ceramic tile above the surround. I made sure the joint between the Durock and the greenboard was well below the top of the surround (12" or so.) The project is almost eight years old and we have had no problems.


01:41AM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
It is standard building practice to use concrete backer only in areas of direct water infiltration like showers.

Otherwise, greenboard drywall is used.

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