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I have bathroom coming up that calls for some tile wainscoting in a bathroom.

It will consist of 3 - 12x12 tile high + about 6" of mosaic above that and a pencil trim to cap it off.

Would you just use 1/2" cement board for the bottom three feet and then run the tile up onto the drywall? I'm wondering where to put the cementboard/drywall transition? Or would you just put the tile over drywall?
 

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Drywall unless it's gonna get wet.
 

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Sounds good. Thanks for the replies. Thats what I needed.

This is going to be my most expensive bathroom remodel yet. Looks like about $25k gonna go into this one.
 

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Sounds good. Thanks for the replies. Thats what I needed.

This is going to be my most expensive bathroom remodel yet. Looks like about $25k gonna go into this one.
That's awesome! There is a sweet spot for price. Anything below that and it feels cheap and over that price they get to be a pain in the arse and nick pick the everything.
 

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One thing we do here is wire the drywall (in your case 3 feet") with diamond lath (.75) obviously "paper'd" for any water that may splash, and cement scratch-coat the entire 3 feet and consider the thickness for your finish at the top (pencil rod, etc.)

Unless the walls are currently up the studs, then it wouldn't be bad to add the cement board. We're a little old school and do the cement lath surfacing.

Good luck on your project and congrats on the agreed project price! \m/
 

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One thing we do here is wire the drywall (in your case 3 feet") with diamond lath (.75) obviously "paper'd" for any water that may splash, and cement scratch-coat the entire 3 feet and consider the thickness for your finish at the top (pencil rod, etc.)

Unless the walls are currently up the studs, then it wouldn't be bad to add the cement board. We're a little old school and do the cement lath surfacing.

Good luck on your project and congrats on the agreed project price! \m/
Why?
 

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Usually whoever does the surfacing if it isnt the tilers and or granite guys DO NOT take consideration of a leveled surface. We ensure its leveled using this method, plus its a way to guarantee any damage
 

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Usually whoever does the surfacing if it isnt the tilers and or granite guys DO NOT take consideration of a leveled surface. We ensure its leveled using this method, plus its a way to guarantee any damage
We watied 6 months for that? :blink:
 
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