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HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: What is this? Cardboard??
HandyAndyInMtAiry

Kim,

You do undertand that cemete board of not water proof, much less even water resistant. It is stamped on the board moisture resistant. That should not be used in a bathroom in the shower area. You will be replacing it in a couple years. Water will soak thru the tile grout, and into the cement board. You will first notice tiles starting to buldge out and become loose. Use a fully waterproof product like Schleuter waterproofing products.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

Arlene
Re: What is this? Cardboard??
Arlene

I am redoing an old closet from a kit home and tore the 1/2 sheetrock off to find the words Gold Bond on it and under that was a cardboard and tar sheathing. It was only 1/4" thick and layered with tar like substance in it. Does anyone know the name of it?

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