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Old 06-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Hi Ya'll,

Need some advice on my master bath renovation. My bathroom is rectangular shaped, with one part of it 61" wide. This one part is where I plan on placing a 60" drop in bathtub. I've got most of the details figured but wife and I are discussing the apron for the tub.

This apron will be the only side open to the bathroom. Once the tub is in, we're going to lay down tile flooring. So here's the question finally. The wife wants to do a custom wood apron that matches our cabinetry. We used appalacian oak. I figure the granite top would overhang by an inch.

If I go the wood route, what precautions should I take to keep it from getting water damaged from the bottom? Leave it an inch? What do you think?

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Keep it just a bit off of the tile, then caulk the seam. Problem is, wood will get wet, and even if you find a way to use a vacuum method to pull the marine grade polyurethane into pores, later on, the poly will wear off the face.

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There are ceramic tiles that look like wood and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We did this for our bathroom so that we have the look of wood without the maintenance issues.
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If this is just an occasionally used tub, I'm not sure you would have a significant water problem.

If this is a daily used tub/shower combo, you may want to rethink the drop in tub.
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