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What is the right material to use for remodeling bathroom walls, on the studs?

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Posted 2014-01-19T18:14:23+0000  by w_skier2000 w_skier2000
 

Hi w_skier2000,

 

In normal installations waterproof drywall also known as green board for it's green paper face, is a good choice.

 

Drywall is easy to work with and easy to repair.

 

Many shower enclosure manufacturers require a solid drywall surface to back up their enclosures.

 

Others require installation directly to the studs. Check with the manufacturer of the unit you plan to install for details.

 

If you are planning to install wall tile then cement board is the material of choice in these areas, as it is a must for wall tile.

 

You also might consider wainscoting, kits are available and it can be applied over the new drywall.

 

I would paint the walls, some folks like wall paper in a bathroom, however, the ever present moisture will often cause wall paper to peal.

 

Mike,

Posted 2014-01-20T23:35:09+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
 
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