Shower questions

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by elgato, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. elgato

    elgato Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I am installing a Swanstone base bedded in Structolite with cultured surround over green board.


    1. Is moisture/mold resistant drywall fine for this app?

    2. Would insulation in the interior and exterior walls be ok? If so, what types?

    3. Do you recommend a vapor barrier? If so, what kind?

    4. Does anyone water seal the studs with a product like Thompson's?

    Thank You
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    I think thompsons on the studs is a waste. Greenboard, or even regular drywall is fine as a substrate for completely impervious wall material like swanstone. NOT fine for tile.

    A vapor barrier is not really appropriate in this situation. Just insulate the walls.
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