Awhile back i noticed the in my bathroom ( shower only- no tub )some loose tiles on the floor and looking closer relized the floor itself was flexing .
The house is older and the tile on floor is the little 1x1's and are pink .. Decided this had to go. I also noticed that 2 of walls in the shower weren't right either . Anyways , i started removing tiles on the shower walls . I was SHOCKED .... two of the walls are one layer regular drywall .. i thought why did they do that and noticed even worst from being regular drywall there was No joint tape / joint compound installed not even over the now very rusted screws. No biggy i'll install durock on these two walls .
The other wall , however is the same ( no tape or compound ) but it is two layers of drywall . This one iam not sure what to do with as its the wall with the shower head and handles ect. Do i install two 1/2 thick sheets of durock one over the other ? I'd like to keep the same thickness as everything was a nice fit .
Next is the floor . I started to remove/pop loose tile there and up came the cement board ( ? ) with it . It doesn't appear to be fastened down in anyway ( maybe it was glued but certainly is not now .
The wood under that is not in good shape either so i will have to replace that as well. My questions are : what wood do i need to use ? After i replace the wood , what do i install over the wood ? I plan on installing tile again but not the little 1x1 types .
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Kitchen & Bath Remodeling