Does backer board go over shower flange?

Does backer board go over shower flange?

ANSWER – No there should not be a gap between the top of the bathtub flange and the backer board on the wall. The backer board should overlap the tub flange so the tile has a stable backing to attach to. This requires shimming the backer board out from the studs so the wall is plumb.

Can Hardie backer board be used in a shower?

Installing cement backerboard is one of the more popular choices for a shower wall substrate. Cement backerboards include Hardiebacker, Durock, Fiberboard, wonderboard, and similar products. When installed properly they will give you many, many years of durable shower construction.

Should a shower curb have an overhang?

The shower curb overhang should be at least ½ an inch wide to act as a solid barrier against excess water or a flooded shower. The shower curb overhang is the distance between the inside of the shower and the outside.

Do you need put plastic behind cement board shower?

plastic behind cement board with waterproofing is essentially suspenders when you already have a belt. the waterproofing is also a vapor retarder so if the red guard or kerdi product is continuous, lapping corners and all, the plastic will be unnecessary.

What is the best cement board for shower walls?

Styrofoam backer board is extremely lightweight, and it’s strong and waterproof. It’s also easier to cut than other backer boards, and it’s dust-free. It’s ideal for wet areas like the shower walls or floor.

What do you put on top of a shower curb?

The best option is a ‘solid surface’ top…a solid piece of granite or other type of stone. The downside to this option is the added cost and the visit to a granite store. I advise that you let us install said granite because from our experience granite installers are among the least conscientious tradespeople.

How thick should a shower curb be?

The curb shouldn’t be less than 2 inches and not more than 9 inches deep when measured from the top to the curb. Your shower curb should at least be 2 inches above the drain if your bathroom floor slope is ¼ an inch per foot.

Do you tile shower curb or floor first?

It will be easiest to install the curb after the wall tile is set and then simply butt the solid curb top to the tile. keeping the angle cuts to fit closely is more important than trying to cut the wall tile over the curb top.

What is tile backer board used for in shower?

In showers, the standard substrate is tile backer, also called cement board or cement backer board. Ceramic and porcelain tile, more than almost any other surface material, needs a stable, flat, flex-free substrate . Even the slightest amount of movement in a building structure can telegraph to the tile and crack it.

Can I build my own shower with a cement backer board?

A surprising number of novice tile setters are building their own showers using the cement backer board (CBU) method. When I wrote Ceramic Tile Setting (McGraw-Hill, 1992), I was convinced that full ceramic tile showers were beyond the capabilities of “weekend warriors,” but I’ve since changed my mind.

Why do you need a backer for a shower or bathtub?

In addition, because showers and bathtubs are wet areas, they need a substrate that will not be damaged by moisture, just in case a crack in the tile or grout lets water through to the backer. All tile backer boards are made of 100-percent inorganic materials that will not rot, shrink, delaminate, or decompose when exposed to moisture.

How do I choose the right curb for my shower?

If your shower has a doorway, you will want the front of the curb to agree with the shower walls. Remember to account for the thickness of the tiles that will be installed on the curb later. If your shower is open and has no doorway, you will want to align the curb with the back wall.