Option 1: Chip away at the white ceramic tiles and thinset to get to the mud floor. Put up my cement board on the walls meeting the shower floor and redo my curb correctly. Then do 2 coats of the waterproofer (RedGard, etc) everywhere… shower walls, floor, curb.
Adding a tile wall to the shower is great way to breathe new life into a bathroom. Not only will a tile wall look great, but it also has durable and long-lasting qualities. However, adding the right kind of drywall board behind the tile can be challenging, especially considering all the moisture the wall will have to withstand over the course of its life.
Luckily, if you prefer stone walls, you can purchase natural stone tiles, which still look very sleek and modern. 6. Glass. Another option for waterproof bathroom walls would be to install glass walls. Glass is definitely waterproof, but not always realistic. Still, it is very futuristic looking, which is kind of cool.
A lot of people use regular drywall in the rest of the bathroom and rely on semi-gloss paint or wallpaper for moisture protection, but I recommend using green board everywhere on your bathroom walls and ceiling.
If installing bathroom fixtures such as grab bars in showers, wall-mounted toilets, or other heavy objects, the fixtures must be anchored in the structure or solid blocking behind KERDI-BOARD. Note: Reinforcement may be required behind the entire footprint of the object.
Bathroom progress… Slow and steady wins the race? After letting the mortar set up on the tile ready shower pan, it was time to move on to the waterproof shower wall board installation. I’m using HYDRO BAN board from LATICRETE. It’s a high-density, reinforced polystyrene core with waterproof membrane on both sides.
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Cement board is the cheapest backer board for showers. We also like Wedi and KERDI-BOARD because they’re faster to install. And several Bathroom Repair Tutor videos show in depth how to use these materials.