Re: Shower Tile
It is unclear what you're trying to accomplish or how you're going about it. The products you use, as well as where and how you use them will depend on wall composition.
Originally Posted by rfjcruz1
Mortar is a cementious base that tile would be applied over. Thinset would be used to adhere tile to a mortar bed or any tile backer board surface. Thinset is a dry mixed, cement based product. Mastic (aka adhesive ) is used to glue tile directly to drywall surfaces.
Normal drywall is not allowed within a tub/shower area, it must be either green board (moisture resistant ) or blue board (moisture proof -??? ). If you're gluing the tile directly to the sheetrock, then blue board, if you're installing a mortar base, then green board. You could forgo drywall altogether and install tile backer board such as hardi-backer or Durrock (cement board ). Tile backers can be installed over drywall as well, which at the very least must be green board.
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