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do you use cement board behind shower walls?

do you use cement board behind shower walls?

Answer:

only necessary behind tile applications. if it is a free standing fiberglass or vikrel shower unit it should be fastened directly to the studs and green board applied to the studs above the shower unit and in the rest of the bathroom. Tile only over cement board i.e. hardibacker etc.
May 11, 2017
Yes. Use cement board all around the shower/bath enclosure and use green board for the rest of the bathroom.
May 11, 2017
That's a good choice of materials. Greenboard (drywall with a moisture-resistant green covering) has been used in the past, but cement board is sturdier, even if a leak occurs.
May 11, 2017

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