Can I use Fiberock around my shower?

I messed up and put Fiberock around my shower. It’s been taped, mudded, and sanded. I read that Fiberock can handle some moisture but shouldn’t be used in a shower. Can I Redgard it a lot or do I need to tear it down and put up Durock?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can use anything as long as you water proofed it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I read that Fiberock can handle some moisture but shouldn’t be used in a shower.

      And where did you read that, from those dipshits over at Houzz? Fiberock is 100% fine for shower installs. It's better than the "resistant" gypsum most commodity shitbox hacks use, that's for damn sure. You need to membrane virtually every wallboard product in existence to make it shower ready, anyway. There's a reason shower wall assemblies are usually referred to as "systems," even Durock is supposed to get a membrane per USG instructions.

      The only fully "out-of-the-box" waterproof systems are composite and rigid XPS/Cement sandwich panels, and those are stupid expensive last i checked.

      TL;DR basically this

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actually yeah from Houzz. Thanks for the info. I’ll continue on with my project.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if use a mold & mildew specific primer and top coat with good paint, ideally in satin sheen, then its not gonna matter whats behind it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s in the shower

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if you disagree with what I said, then why even ask
        tear it down and redo it the way you want it it done

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you saying to redgard it, primer and paint it, then put on tile?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He's a retard who didn't even read you post. Use 2 coats of redgard and then tile. On any corner seams make sure you use silicone caulk. You'll be fine. I usually use plywood around tubs and showers and just tile over that after a good coat of redgard

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Thank you!

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              He didn't say anything about tile, he could've had a fiberglass shower with exposed wall to the ceiling which is what I assumed because he didn't mention tile.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You screwed up a little, but since you waterproofed it that should help.

    When you finish the shower use the epoxy grout sealer from Pfokus. That will help prevent water from getting past the tile

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’ll be sure to use that stuff to seal the grout

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