I am planning on installing a Delta 400 Classic Curve Acrylic Tub and matching Surround.
Above, and around, the surround will be Purple drywall or Cement Board. Tile will not be involved.
I would like to put the board directly over the flange, rather than resting it on top and mudding the gap.
The instructions call for Pan or Round Head screws.
I was hoping to use quality weather proof screws like Deckmate Bugle Heads.
In either case, without countersinking, the fasteners will stand proud and deflect the wall board.
I have different options, and I'm trying to understand what the best choice is.
- Panheads vs Bugles
- Backcut wall board
- Mud the gap vs overlap
- Allow deflection