Hi guys, first time posting here.
I'm helping a friend remodel his condo and we're going to be doing a lot of tiling. We have quite a few questions.
First is the master bathroom. We ripped out the old fiberglass tub/shower and installed a nice cast iron/porcelain tub. Now we want to tile the walls. We were planning to run green board floor to ceiling and then cement board on top of that as our tile backer (1/2 inch each). This would make the tile protrude from the bathroom wall which can look kinda nice. We'd use 1/4 round at the edges. Sound right so far?
One snag, the tub barely fit into the opening. It's hitting almost stud to stud on the head and foot ends. There's only about a 1/4 inch gap at most. Our wall board and tile composite will be almost 1 and 1/2 inches which sounds like too much overhang at the top of the tub. I'm not sure if it's a problem or not.
So first question is - can we go with one layer of backerboard only? If so, which should I run, green board or cement board? Any other tips on how to deal with the tight space?
Seperate question - how high from the top of the tub is "standard" for the tiling. He doesn't want to go all the way to the ceiling. Is 6 feet considered standard?
Many more questions to follow... Thanks in advance.