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Unread 09-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Waterproofing my shower walls before tiling

I am tearing out my bath & shower combo and replacing it with a shower only. I would like to know if I use a fiberglass board would I have to use a sheet membrane also? Or, would using just the cement backerboard, and tile be enough? I was planning on using the cement backerboard then the Schluter System wall membrane, but some tilers at the home depot store told me not to do that, I want to make sure I don't have any water leaks in the future. Also where in Houston, Texas can I find fiberglass board?

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Unread 09-08-2009, 03:00 PM   #2
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Lola,

if you are ripping out your walls and shower floor and redoing you can use Kerdi on the wall and floor. you can use drywall on the shower walls and do a mudbed on the shower floor.

using drywall behind the Schluter Kerdi is acceptable since when done right it will never see water.
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