laminates felt with roofing adhesive to the drywall. Then the hardibacker. Any comments?
Last week I spoke to another contractor who uses 1/2 drywall over the studs. Then laminates felt with roofing adhesive to the drywall. Then the hardibacker.
.....and why would a stiffer wall behind the tile be necessary? What's the point?He says that is makes for a stiffer wall behind the tile.
And, are you doing it that way also?, hope not.
If so, remove the word PRO from under your name.:laughing:
You guys would be amazed at how it's done in the UK. In all the years i have been a plumber i have never seen wall tile put on anything but Drywall and plastered plasterboard and have never seen one shower area where it has failed. tanking is always used on wet room installs though but for a normal shower or bathroom it will be directly on the drywall board with no water proofing or membrane. A coat of unibond pva is applied to seal the wall and get better tile adhesive.
Okay, maybe I am misreading what you are saying. What we see here in the states from the 80s and 90s is drywall with tile over it.
Are you saying drywall with plaster over it? Or just drywall by itself?
When we have lath & plaster in a shower with tile, it's almost always lath and plaster + chicken wire and deck mud and tile.