Shower – Should I use cement board or green board behind the walls of a neo angle shower


I purchased a neo angle shower and I am installing it on the second floor of my house. I have the pan down and I am ready to drywall. which is safer to use, cement board or green board behind the shower panels?

Best Answer

I would always use cement board in the shower area. I would extend the cement board to where you shower unit will cover. You can go past that point just plaster with a nice joint compound, like durabond to join to the rest of the plaster board for a permanent bond. I typically do not use green board unless you expect the wall can get wet, like a basement. My bathroom is upstairs and my house would wash away before those walls got wet, therefore regular board is fine.