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What tile backing material can be embedded in concrete shower pan?

As in title. I want to glue and screw the backer board into the walls down to the slab before pouring the shower pan in a redguard shower, as I have about 1/2" spare space between the wall I'm ...
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Do you see any concerns with this shower installation?

I am currently getting a shower redone after the last one had a leak in the base. The contractor has put up the cement board on the walls, and then mistakenly placed tile on the floor instead of the ...
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Have my tradies laid and fixed the drywall and flooring correctly?

I'm based in Tasmania, Australia. Bathroom and laundry reno in the works. They’ve been great so far - removed a wall, replaced floor joists, and I’ve felt respected and listened to but my tradespeople ...
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Can concret board be used as flooring board on an upper floor?

Does concrete board have the strength to be like flooring board spanning on joist or rafters as a second floor. That is not setting on solid ground. I think it can’t hold constant walking weight and ...
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How to install cement fiber board on top of cement slab for vinyl plank flooring?

I've been looking for the method of how to put in 4x5 sheets of cement fiber board (1/4" thick) on top of cement slab, which then the vinyl plank flooring will be installed. Can I just use a ...
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If using glue on shower panels instead of tile, how do you cover and seal the 1/4 inch gap between cement board and tub flange

I know cement board is installed about 1/4 inch above tub flange. The tile will cover gap. But if we aren’t using tile and just using the thin glue on panels?
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Is 3/4" OSB, 1/2" plywood and 1/4" cement board adequate for ceramic tile?

I’m replacing a sink base cabinet that’s seen damage through the 3/4 ply underlayment, but the 3/4 OSB subfloor underneath might still be in good shape due to a vapor barrier sandwiched in between. We’...
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How to get tile off of cement board in modular home

We have a modular home. We are attempting to remodel one of our bathrooms. The trouble is, we can not get the tile off the cement board. My husband states if we take the cement board off the wall we ...
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How can I fasten cement board against a lumpy concrete foundation wall?

I’m building an ambitious wet room style shower/bath in a 1911 basement. It happens to be in a corner with 7’ concrete walls on both sides. I need cement board on all sides, top, and bottom. I can’t ...
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Treated Lumber for Bathroom Half walls?

We are doing a bathroom remodel of a Florida home built in 1995. For the walls in the tub area, they used treated lumber along the concrete slab and regular 2X4 for the wall frames. We have a large ...
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Is this asbestos cement board?

I accidentally broke this board in my store room, as I thought it is cardboard or gyprock as it’s already had a rough structure around it. My house was complete built in 1990. And I notice gyprock ...
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How to lay cement board over a small area

Hi I need to tile a small area 0.85m x 0.9m. I have laid 18mm ply over the original floor board. I now need to add cement board over it to tile. Which is the best option for laying down the cement ...
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Is blue drywall enough behind shower wall tiles? [duplicate]

We live in Texas. My builder Highland homes just used blue drywall that too just till 12 ft for shower walls. No cement board between tiles and blue drywall.I asked him and he says everything is ...
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Using adhesive to attach Durock to subfloor?

Durock's official installation guide says that using adhesive with a 5/8" v-notched trowel is a possible means of laminating the board to the subfloor: However I'm not certain which adhesive to ...
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How do I install Hardie Siding (Fiber Cement Siding) to Cement Backer Board?

I'm building a BBQ Island that will be framed in steel studs with cement backer board. My wife is interested in having me install Hardie Siding (technically Hardie Square Channel Siding) to finish the ...
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How should cement board interface with a shower pan?

I will be building up a shower pan using the Oatey Perfect Slope pre-slope system, a 40 mil liner. and then building up a dry pack mortar bed on top of the liner. My question is what is the best ...
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Cement board or purple drywall for shower surround?

I see cement board is reccomended for shower areas and not purple drywall, pretty much everywhere. However, in pretty much all those cases they are talking about where the shower area will be tiled. ...
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Kitchen Backsplash: Drywall, Cement Board, or Both?

Starting to think about next steps in this meandering kitchen remodel project we started during quarantine. I have the new cabinetry and appliances in and am starting to think about doing the ...
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remove mortar + cement board? or self level ontop? Bathroom Floor

I have some mortar on a cement board on my bathroom floor it seems. I want to put luxury vinyl over this. Is my best bet removing the mortar + cement board and then redoing that process? or using some ...
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Shorter Screws for Hardie Board

The floating (unattached to subfloor) hearth I am building for my wood stove is going to be constructed in this order: 1/2 plywood Layer of thinset 1/4 Hardie board Thinset Tiles The recommended ...
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In what order should I install backerboard, a mortar skim coat, and liquid waterproofing?

So, we bought a house with the intention of doing most of the finishing levels of renovation ourselves and hiring to have structural work done. The contractor put up cement board after repairing some ...
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Install Vinyl Plank Flooring on top of Cement Board / Backer Board (as underlayment)

Is it a good idea to install vinyl plank flooring (7mm thick, 7 inch wide) over new cement board / backer board? The cement board will be screwed to a 3/4" T&G plywood subfloor which is ...
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Is it ok to use drywall instead of cement board on a kitchen backsplash behind the cooktop, there is no running water in the area

I recently had old tile backsplash removed down to the studs. Is it ok to use drywall instead of cement board on a kitchen backsplash behind the cook top, there is no running water in the area, the ...
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Can you use waterproof membrane to make the thinset adhere to the shower base

Most the procedures I have seen show how that you tape the join between cement board and the shower base and then you apply thinset over that to the point that the thinset is flush with the cement ...
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Installing fiberglass fabric before the second layer of waterproof membrane?

In this video the guy is installing a fiber glass fabric before the second layer of insulation. I think I have seen something similar in the Kerdi videos. Is this something I should use with cement ...
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Partially cracked cement board for bathroom corner Should I use it or replace it?

Let me start by saying that cement board is the biggest piece of .... invented by the construction industry. I do not know when this cracked but it developed by repeated manipulations of the biggest ...
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What should I use to fill in a gap created behind cement boards after making the wall plumb?

Because I had to plumb a wall I had to sister the studs and that left me with two gaps in the corner like in the picture below. One corner is cement board(E) with existing cement board(D) , the other ...
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How to ensure a Cement board wall that is only supported on the floor (without ceiling fixing) is stable?

I have a client that is requesting to construct a 1.8m (6ft) high wall around the back entrance of an apartment. This wall will be in a U-shape (Plan wise) with 2m (6ft) length sides and 5m(16ft) ...
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Transitioning from cement board to drywall on a corner -what options do I have?

In the diagram below I need to transition from cement board to drywall (on the edge marked with red) Do I need anything special for this? That outside corner will be covered in tiles as the ...
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Are 1-1/4" screws enough for cement board if I shim the studs with 1/2" shims?

Due to an offset between the plumbing and the shower drain I need to float the wall on the short side of the shower base with like 3/4-1/2" so I am using top to bottom shims. I am not sure if the ...
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Hardietrim/fiber cement for window trim on stucco

I have some leftover hardietrim from a side of a wall we accented with hardieplank. The rest of our house is stuccoed. We'd like to accent our windows that are on these stucco walls with trim. In lieu ...
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Can I level basement floor with cement board and self-leveling cement?

I have about a 1" height difference on my concrete basement floor. My understanding this was for drainage in case of flooding. I have a wall in the way of where anything could potentially drain ...
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Cement Board versus Mold Resistant Drywall at Top of Bath Tub/Shower Surround

The drywall installers ran short of cement board, so they used a small piece of mold resistant drywall at the top of the wall where the shower head is located (see upper right of first picture). I ...
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Attach stone veneer evenly to irregularly shaped foundation

I'm planning to attach stone or stone veneer to the bottom 2–3' of my house. At the front of my house, the poured concrete foundation is about 3' tall. Halfway from the front (toward the back), the ...
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waterproof shower: waterproof pan or not?

I have a question about waterproofing our shower. We have a pre-slope, then the PVC liner, then the final mud bed. We are going to use the Aquadefense liquid waterproof membrane. We installed our ...
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Installed Hardie board with tin roof

Installed Hardie board, silver side down as ceiling with tin applied as roof. Can this type of application withstand being the roof/ceiling in an outdoor kitchen with no side walls?
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How to finish joint of cement board

When cement board meets a block is expanding metal sufficient to put over the joint to stop it cracking before I scratch coat? And do I need to put scrim on the joints of the cement board as well as ...
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Proper way to repair old plasterboard walls?

my basic question is: what is the proper material and method for repairing defects on the walls in my old house? To give context, I am in Virginia, United States and the house is a concrete block ...
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Best way to bore a hole in Hardieplank exterior cement board

I need to drill through Hardieplank cement fiber board for a 1” PVC irrigation pipe. Common bi-metal hole saws will be dulled from even a single hole and likely wouldn’t even complete the hole. ...
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How should I transition between cement board floor and alcove tub?

Remodeling a bathroom and about to put in the floor. I have a plywood subfloor, and I'm about to install 1/2-in cement board on top, bedded in modified thinset spread with a quarter inch notched ...
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What are your drywall/cement board/framing flatness tolerances for tile supporting walls?

What are your drywall/cement board/framing flatness tolerances for tile supporting walls? I am rebuilding half of a frame and it is a challenge to bring all the studs in the same plane. I do know ...
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How do steel studs compare to traditional lumber in holding strength? [closed]

How can steel studs possibly compare to traditional lumber in holding strength? The fasteners will at best engage with a minuscule amount of metal of X wall thickness and then break through into empty ...
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What is this under the backerboard?

I am currently working on demoing our kitchen and am not sure how to proceed. I recently did our bathroom and for the floor I left the old backerboard, chiseled remaining thinset, applied a self-...
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Drywall or cement board in gap between bathtub and corner

I’ve about installed almost all the cement board for my bathroom tile renovation around the 3 sides of the tub. There is approximately a 2” gap between the corner of the room and the bath tub. For the ...
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Taping drywall and cementboard butted together

When taping cementboard butted against drywall, is it better to use drywall (paper/mesh) tape with joint compound or cementboard mesh tape with thinset?
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Horizontal blocking behind cement board necessary on edges(wonderlite specifically)

Using wonderlite cement board in my tub area surround, instructions say all edges supported? but almost every instruction video including their own doesn't show any backing behind the edges where the ...
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HardiePlank Lap Siding and Trim Questions

I’m looking at doing my first project with HardiePlank Lap Siding and Trim on my house.  I’ve read the technical documentation and overall it looks like it pretty strait forward to install.  This ...
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Outdoor tiled countertop - plywood / cement backer board / both - will it be movable?

I'm building an outdoor 'workbench' for tabletop BBQing / pizza oven / gardening. The countertop will be tiled with 6mm thick, 165mm square porcelain tiles using a flexible exterior-suited adhesive. ...
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Can I tape cement board with mastic instead of mortar?

In the past, I have mesh taped cement board with thinset. Is it okay to do it with mastic instead? The reason I would prefer it is to avoid mixing thinset in my own tub, as opposed to the container ...
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Underlayment for using porcelain tile outdoors?

Rebuilding an outdoor deck in upstate NY with 6" X 24" porcelain tile. The foundation will be a 6" concrete bed with rebar. Confused about the need for and the order in which the ...
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