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Steam Shower => Steam Shower Design & Construction => Topic started by: Lisa on October 16, 2009, 01:25:19 PM



Title: Steam room wall construction
Post by: Lisa on October 16, 2009, 01:25:19 PM
Your website states "Typically, walls are constructed of 2" x 4" studs covered by a vapor proof barrier, concrete wall-board and finished with ceramic tile or other shower approved materials such as Acrylic, Brick, Cultured Marble, Fiberglass, Glass, Glass Block, Glass Tile, Granite, Marble, Natural Stone, or Slate."  If this is true, where does the mapelastic aquadefense get applied....after the studs or after the concrete wall board or is it both?  I am a bit confused and could use some help with this.  Thank you ???


Title: Re: Steam room wall construction
Post by: Earl on November 24, 2009, 10:05:18 AM
The mapelastic goes on after the cement board.  For maximum protection use it on the floor and ceiling as well.  Call a Steam Shower Installation Specialist (http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/installation.php#Installation__Technical_Support) to discuss the specifics of your installation.


Title: Re: Steam room wall construction
Post by: Triphoss on May 30, 2012, 11:16:06 PM
Earl... for clarification, I apply the Mapelastic AquaDefense on the cement board.  In place of? or in addition to... a vapor-proof membrane that traditionally would have been behind the cement board?

Is this a newer way to go?  SO I don't have to mess with the sheets of vinyl, or are you saying to do both?

Do I need a layer of moisture resistant drywall or can i just hand the cement board, paint it with this stuff, let it dry and then start tiling?

Trip


Title: Re: Steam room wall construction
Post by: Earl on May 31, 2012, 09:12:30 AM
My apologies for not sufficiently explaining the process. You will always need to put the 4-5 mill plastic vapor barrier over the studs, then the cement board and last the Mapalastic.