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Dominick Manieri

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      i see way to often basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms are being built with sheetrock. I know for me after seeing all the water damages and mold problems i am not going to remodel my bathroom by putting tile over a piece of sheetrock...green board included. just doesn't make sense to me at all..take a hard product like a tile and basically stick to a thick piece of paper..its going to get wet and it certainly won't last as long as it would if it were installed over hardibacker, cement board or some product manufactured for tile installation. I also see fancy wood wainscot panel in bathrooms...its going to wrap and swell if its next to the shower or sink...there are so many moisture friendly, composite materials that are perfect for moist areas. If you intend on doing any remodeling or upgrading your home consider looking into moisture friendly products. you will be happy you did and things will last a lot longer.. money well spent

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      Re: Why are so many contractors still using sheetrock in moist areas
      « Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 05:48:20 PM »
          what about RFP board?

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          Re: Why are so many contractors still using sheetrock in moist areas
          « Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 05:49:00 PM »
              anything that is moisture friendly  :D

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              Re: Why are so many contractors still using sheetrock in moist areas
              « Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 05:52:51 PM »
                  i agree

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                  Re: Why are so many contractors still using sheetrock in moist areas
                  « Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 09:18:45 PM »
                      i'd expect a more creative answer from a pulitzer prize winning author  ;D

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                      Re: Why are so many contractors still using sheetrock in moist areas
                      « Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 09:18:45 PM »