Installing Cementboard New Tub
I am remodeling my old house bathroom and I am installing a new tub and shower base. My wife will be taping the cement board and drywall and wants me to install the board at the ceiling first and work down toward the new tub and shower base. She does not want to stand in the new tub and base and work. Is this a no-no? I had planned to start at the bottom and work up and cut the last piece to fit the ceiling. Opinions and comments appreciated.
Protect your tub with Ram Board
The main reason for boarding the ceiling first is so you can get your fasteners in easier. If the wall board goes up first then there is less of the 2"x stock to screw or nail to on the ceiling.
Your ceiling framing should be on 12" center not 16".
You can use Ram Board to protect the tub. We love this stuff. Pick up a roll and protect the walkways and what ever else might get trashed.