Re: Bathtub surround
Posted by Jeff on July 17, 2003 at 01:03:47:
In response to Re: Bathtub surround
You need a moisture barrier between your cedar and the greenboard (or studs if you're not drywalling it" to keep the water, steam, in the shower and out of your walls, otherwise you're going to have mold and dryrot. Greenboard is not an aaquate barrier all by itself. Hotmop, or the rubber barrie available at places like Home Depot or Lowes. If you use wood you should use a sealer, and a water repellant so the water sheets off, to keep the moisture from soaking into it and rotting, otherwise you'll be redoing the shower again very soon and probably some of the structural junk behind the wall and under the floor. Using untreated wood in a bathroom is not a very good idea. You might consider a faux wood made of resin, acrylic or fiberglass instead. All are water proof. Good luck.

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