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blonde princess 09-29-2008 04:02 PM

Bathroom tile disaster
 
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I am in the process of changing out a few things in my bathroom. Currently it has tile up to 48" around the bathroom. I started to remove the tile (to replace with wainscoting) only to find an interesting drywall job by the previous owners.

There is subfloor (in lieu of drywall) about 44" up the wall all the way around and regular drywall from there to the ceiling. There are quite a few gaps in between the subfloor (on the wall) and the drywall all the way around the bathroom. I'm going to need to replace the subfloor, but what is the best material?

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jerryh3 09-29-2008 04:17 PM

Blonde? If you are going to use wood wainscoting, why not just patch the plywood that is on the wall now? It would give you a good backing to nail the wainscoting to.

blonde princess 09-29-2008 04:48 PM

Thanks for the idea. The only plywood is on the side of the sink there..the rest is drywall that is peeling away. I'm more concerned about the rest of the walls on either side of the bathroom.

HandyPete 09-29-2008 05:19 PM

That's not a very big bathroom you have there. A total tear down is the way to go, you'll get nice new walls and a perfect ceiling.

BTW if you use ceramic tiles in any wet areas, don't forget to use Kerdi from the Schluter company.


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