I am redoing a standing stall shower. The walls in the shower are
going to be wonderboard, however, I am unclear how to finish the edge
where the tile meets the sheetrock of the ceiling outside the shower.
I have bull-nose but that will still leave a rough edge on the
sheetrock. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I'm sorry, but I don't understand "the vertical cement board edge
should coer the rough horizontal drywall edge". Did you mean to say
overlap the horizontal edge of the cementboard over the rough
horizontal edge of the sheetrock? There also is a height difference.
The top of the tiles comes even with the top of the sheetrock.
Thanks again for your help.
Do you mean to say that the finish surface of the tile is in the same
plane as the finish surface of the sheetrock? That makes the
situation a bit more difficult.
Normally, the surface of the backerboard is in plane with the surface
of the sheetrock, as both are 1/2" thick and applied to the studs.
Then the tile projects out further by its thickness. The transition
to the sheetrock is accomplished by having the tile extend over the
sheetrock/backerboard joint, with a bull nosed edge to provide a
I don't think you want to use a bull nose in your situation. You
could try just running the tile up to the sheetrock, then you'd have a
tricky plastering job to make the edge of the sheetrock neat and
presentable. Or you could try to use a thicker, decorative tile with
a built in rabbet to cover the rough edge of the sheetrock.
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