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Unread 01-28-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Non-wet area with greenboard or cement board?

We will be putting 18x18 travertine tile about 4' up the bathroom wall in a non-wet area. We have greenboard but should we use cement board? The greenboard isn't up yet. We wanted to see which is best to do.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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If you have the option, my vote is for cement board.
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Most of the GreenBoard type gyp panels that have a "water resistant" rating have a coating on them that acts as a bond breaker for thinset. Plain white sheetrock is fine so long as it never sees any water or moisture...I would use the Cement backer to be safe.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #4
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What can go wrong putting tile on greenboard in a non-wet area?
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Most of the GreenBoard type gyp panels that have a "water resistant" rating have a coating on them that acts as a bond breaker for thinset
messed up quote but just above by trask
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Cain, if you'll go to the FAQ section (dark blue bar near top of page) and find the little tutorial on adding and properly attributing quotations, I think you'll find it pretty simple to do.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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We'll go with the cement board then.
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