Hey all - In the midst of a master bath reno..
(Condo Master Bathroom Reno (demo, bathtub to shower conversion, flooring)
Preslope is down, liner is down... about to put in shower mud to complete the base. A few questions:
1) Should I install the CBU first, prior to the mud pan? In other words, "bury" the bottom edge of the CBU below the shower mud, then tile and caulk that joint? Or, get the mud in, bring CBU down to about 1/8" above the final mud height and then tile and caulk joint?
2) Bench and Curb questions: the liner was installed by the guy who did the preslope and framed the bench for me (I was travelling/working and needed to continue progress so hired that out). He ran the liner up the studs fine... over the curb and hanging down to the floor on the outsie of the shower.. fine.. but also up the front and top of the bench, and installed blocking on the outside of the top of the bench to attach to the studs. The bench is plywood topped and sloped down to have run off goto the shower.
My question: how do I proceed? Should the liner be over the bench? If so, how do I tile this? I was planning on cutting CBU, installing on the bench, and RegGuarding the entire shower before thinsetting the tile.
A related question: I've read that people use metal lath and attach on the outside of the curb, over the liner, the deck mud holds it down on the inside, then thinset and tile over curb... should I use this system on the bench?
Or... do I take off the plywood, run the liner behind it up the "studs" of the bench.. and then redguard over the plywood and tile away?
Let me know if you need any more clarification/pictures/etc.