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Unread 12-04-2022, 05:09 PM   #1
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First time shower tile help!

Hi guys,

First post here, I’m currently renovating my basement and adding a full bathroom with a shower and doing the tiling myself. I’ve run into a couple issues I figured out, but now I am adding the goboard to the wall and I fixed a lot of the levelness as I could. There is a few spots on the wall that go in, my question is can I go over all the walls where the it is not level and use like thin set and a level to even it all out? Or is there another way you recommend? I’m using 4x12 subway tile.
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Unread 12-04-2022, 05:54 PM   #2
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Welcome, Grant.

I trust you're actually wanting to make your walls flat, rather than level. If you make them level, they'll be part of your floor, eh?

I've never worked with that GoBoard. Never even seen a piece, truth be known, but it seems to be more available than the earlier brands and we see a lot of it here on the forums. That said, since it's apparently designed to be bonded to with cementitious products, I'd guess you could flatten it using any decent cementitious patching material. That is not a recommended use for thinset mortar, but people use it for that purpose anyway.

Far better would be to correct your wall framing such that your wallboard is flat when attached.

The tile industry standard for flatness of the substrate is no deviation from intended plane of more than 1/4" in ten feet nor 1/16th" in one foot. That would be sufficient for the tiles you've selected, but flatter is always better.

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Have you already attached the board? If not, adding a sister to the stud is pretty easy and cheap, as lumber goes.

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