Drywall – Tiling on Drywall in Shower


I have a bathroom where water-resistant drywall was put up around and over the tub. Is it okay to put tile over the drywall around the tub or shower?

If not, what can I do to be able to put tile?

Best Answer

The best and safest way is to install your drywall high enough where you know the least amount of water will splash. Then install HardieBacker cement board, tape and mud (thinset) the seams, apply two or three coats of RedGard waterproofing, let it all dry, and finally thinset and tile. I've done two showers this way; it works like a charm.