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The ultimate goal of preparing a wall for tile is to create a flat dry solid structurally sound surface firmly attached to the wall studs with no flexibility or movement that could damage installed tile and grout. For wet areas such as shower walls you must take certain precautions. Learn how to prep a shower wall for tile. 【Get Price】

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 ... 【Get Price】

Mud and Tape The natural next step after pouring the shower pan is? You guessed it: Adding shower walls. And you can’t just use regular drywall you need to really waterproof that new shower of yours. It’s a high-stakes job but you can do it! Here’s a glimpse of us mudding and taping (with a […] 【Get Price】

Do You Drywall Behind Tub & Shower Enclosures?. Fiberglass and acrylic tub and shower enclosures come with a flanged edge that attaches directly to the wall studs and the proper way to hide this ... 【Get Price】

Cement Board Detail. The best approach when installing cement board or other tile backer around a tub is to keep the cement board out of the lip area. Apply it to the wall with the bottom edge about 1/4 in. above the lip of the tub. Then apply a generous amount of thin-set to the bottom bathtub tile and position it 1/8 in. above the tub. 【Get Price】

For most shower walls the drywall installed in the home during the building phase is cut off at the edge of the shower opening and then backer board is installed in place of the drywall in the wet areas. The backer boards are usually around a one-half-inch thick in both cases. 【Get Price】

Follow the package instructions for the tile mastic or thinset used for adhering the tiles to the wall. The tiles must be ‘set’ before you attempt to grout them or they will move and cause you headaches. Generally 24 hours will do for this and some setup more quickly. Grout it clean up and enjoy. Backsplash Prep Beating You Up? 【Get Price】