Re: Durock in Shower Installation
Posted by Heather on December 30, 2003 at 18:48:15:
In response to Re: Durock in Shower Installation
Thanks for the response Greg,
I did email USG and received the same response - only one layer is needed. I believe my friend recommends the two layers to add extra protection for any potential water damage. Looks like he is doing an extra precautionary step.

I´┐Żll have to keep researching the mesh/mortar issue.

Thanks again,

: HI,
: I'm doing a bathroom remodel and am currently focusing on building the shower. I plan to do a mortar bed for the floor and use durock for the walls. I have a friend who does this for a living and he has recommended two layers of 1/2" Durock for the walls - is this necessary or is one sufficient?

: Also, for the mortar floor and floated curb, he indicates that he would never use any type of wire mesh for reinforcement. His arguement: the wire mesh could potentially damage the CPE pan. This goes against everything I've been reading in mortar bed construction. Can you please advise?

: Thanks,
: Heather

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