Home > categories > Construction & Real Estate > Cement Boards > am Laying Floor Tile and was Wondering if the Mesh Tape for Cement Board is the Same as you use for Drywall?
Question:

am Laying Floor Tile and was Wondering if the Mesh Tape for Cement Board is the Same as you use for Drywall?

Answer:

It's similar, but wider. Hope this helps.
May 11, 2017
The mesh tapes are different. Do not use the tape for drywall for the cement board. They sell the mesh tape for cement board in the same area as cement board. The drywall tape will react to the thinset so you need the mesh tape formulated for cement board and thinset.
May 11, 2017
Thinner and wider in most cases. You can use same if needs be. Correct term is 'Scrim Tape' and is cheap and can be bought for under £10 a roll. BUILDCENTER, JEWSONS, TravisPerkins is a good place for it. Even B&Q do it but if you go in and ask for it they will look at you like you have just asked for moon rock!
May 11, 2017
You do not need mesh, you can use thin-set mortar between the cracks.
May 11, 2017
yes it is. Use thinset over tape
May 11, 2017

Share to: