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Old 12-02-2013, 10:41 PM  
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Hi, this is probably a dumb question. do I need to tape the backerboard on doorway in my shower, or do I just put the thinset and tile on. thanks



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Tape the backerboard with the fiberglass mesh tape and some thinset. Let it dry before you tile and thinset again.


Also I would use some redguard or a similar waterproofing over the concrete board, under the tile..only if this is in a shower.


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I second the RedGard waterproofing layer.

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thanks for the responses. I'm confuse about your statement about "only if this is in a shower". clarification please. thanks again.

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Areas outside the shower, do not get as much water and don't need the redgard sealer, but all joints should be taped.

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Yup...what he said...
Basically , save it for the wet areas. I also include the wall where a shower door may get installed, a wet area. Just as a precaution against any water damage later on.
Good luck...and by the way...there are no dumb questions...just answers sometimes!


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Areas outside the shower, do not get as much water and don't need the redgard sealer, but all joints should be taped.


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