Wallboard Question

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by strafe, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. strafe

    strafe New Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    Have alcove type tub/shower installation in a 5'x11' bathroom. Used concrete wallboard for the 3 sides of the alcove area of tub/shower extending just slightly beyond the depth of the tub and up to the ceiling.

    The ceiling is not water resistant wall board. Is this OK?

    The other question is: do I need to use water resistant wallboard for the rest of the walls or can I just go with regular drywall?

    Thanks, JM
  2. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

    Nov 25, 2006
    If it gets a good coat of primer and semi-gloss paint you should have no problem. In any high moisture area the moisture resistant drywall is recommended and it should be 1/4" off the floor to prevent it from wicking moisture/water from the floor.
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