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GWEN BENYO 02-02-2011 05:58 PM

Bathtub surround.
 
I have a bath surround that includes the tub. It looks like the wall sourround is seperate because I can see the seams around the top of the tub. Can I remove only the wall surround and install tile and keep the remaining tub surround ?

VIPlumber 02-02-2011 06:24 PM

Hi Gwen,

Could you post a pic so we have an idea of what kind of surround you have?

Bud Cline 02-02-2011 07:30 PM

Not making much sense to me!:)

GWEN BENYO 02-02-2011 07:35 PM

Bathtub surround
 
I have tried, but for some reason I am unable to attach the pictures. So iI have given more info. Maybe it will help. I think the wall surround is in three pieces(seperate back, side and front panels) and is only attached at the egdes. I think this because I can push in the middle of the wall surround and it move in and out. This surround has been in since 1991.

Thanks

Bud Cline 02-02-2011 07:40 PM

OK, that's a little better. Apparently you have a plastic tub surround attached at only the edges.

So now what?:)

GWEN BENYO 02-02-2011 07:53 PM

Yes, so can I remove the wall surrround, leave the tub surround, and install tile in place of the wall surround?

Bud Cline 02-02-2011 10:26 PM

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...so can I remove the wall surrround, leave the tub surround, and install tile in place of the wall surround?
Depends on what you find for wallboard under the surround plastic. If it is drywall (and it most likely is) you can not install tile directly to the drywall, but there are ways to remedy that situation.

Peel the plastic and let's go from there.:)


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