Tiling a bath surround-waterproofing?

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  1. Jun 2, 2011 #1

    rowingrat

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    I will soon be gutting the bat and installing a new tub and surround. I plan to use cement board and have heard differing views on waterproofing.
    - none needed
    - use a membrane behind the cement board (does this make sense or encase the cement board in a moisture barrier on both sides)
    - use a coating (WaterTite, RedGard) on the cement board prior to applying mortar & tile.
    Which is the best and proper way to go for the long run?
    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 #2

    Redwood

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    I would consider Schluter's Kerdi system to be about the best one out there.
    I would also recommend visiting John Bridge Tile Your World he wrote the book on this system. Probably one of the best tile resources on the net.
     

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