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Old 06-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Anybody every frame a corner whirlpool tub for ceramic tile? I'm trying but not sure if I am doing it right . I could use some good pictures! Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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Go to Johnbridgeforum.com and google. Ii have a beginning to end process of mine with pics.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #3
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I can't seem to find it. What exactly is it under in the forum. I found the forum just not the corner whirlpool tile pics. Thanks for your help
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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My username is MikeVila on the forum. Search for threads started by me. I had to change plumbing and run the electric. I have pics of the initial framing, waterproofing, backer boarding and tiling.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #5
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Probably any questions you will have will be answered in the thread. Let me know if you find it. Thread says something about manufactured home I believe.
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Hi Mikevila
Still didn't find . Must be under something or somebody else Guess I wing it mess up and redo thing. Thank anyway.

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:30 AM   #7
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Here is a link to the thread in question http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=68240
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Thx. for finding and posting for him. Hope it's helpfully to OP.
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Hi Are those 2x8 on the framing and did you build a support under the floor? The Tub manufacture says it weights 1000 plus pound without the hippos . I just want to keep the tub on the First floor seeing as I don't have a second floor.Thanks for the help this old cat needs it.
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2x6's were used for the framing. If you're going to have that much weight I would be sistering the joists and adding blocking. I'm no professional so well see what others want to add.
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Hi friend let me say thanks a bunch for your help thus far. We are going similar to what you have done . We might use 2x8 because of sticking them under the tub a little and using 6 inch tile. Still have not got the tile size and kind figured out . I am as green as grass. The wife is going to do this with my help . She and I took the tile class at Home Depot. My hands are bad so she be doing the work. Any advice on sizing the tile and lay out would be helpful . Thanks again.
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In terms of tile size and install:
(1) make sure to use some form of crack prevention membrane around the tub surround (which is also a waterproofing layer)... I am assuming there will be some flat tiled surfaces around the tile perimeter. I would recommend Ditra (which they stock at Home Depot). You can refer to schluter.com for specs and install instructions. We install their products a lot so ask if in doubt.
(2) personally I recommend larger format tile around the tub perimeter as there are fewer grout lines to collect soap scum, etc. However it is totally a matter of personal taste. Can look very nice matched with a mosaic backslash approximately same height as the bath faucet around the tub. Houzz.com is a resource we use a lot for inspiration on tile projects.
(3) are you tiling the front of the tub or is there an acrylic panel or what? If tile I would stay with large format again ... 12x24 can have a higher end look than basic 12x12 and still cost the same per sqft. However you'll need a proper tile saw that can handle large tiles and they do not come cheap... You may be able to rent one.

Ok it's late and my brain is fading ... Let me know if you have more tile install questions.

I can send you some tile layout ideas if you are also tiling the floor ... Using inexpensive tile in an interesting layout is a great way to give the perception of higher end.
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In terms of tile size and install:
(1) make sure to use some form of crack prevention membrane around the tub surround (which is also a waterproofing layer)... I am assuming there will be some flat tiled surfaces around the tile perimeter. I would recommend Ditra (which they stock at Home Depot). You can refer to schluter.com for specs and install instructions. We install their products a lot so ask if in doubt.
(2) personally I recommend larger format tile around the tub perimeter as there are fewer grout lines to collect soap scum, etc. However it is totally a matter of personal taste. Can look very nice matched with a mosaic backslash approximately same height as the bath faucet around the tub. Houzz.com is a resource we use a lot for inspiration on tile projects.
(3) are you tiling the front of the tub or is there an acrylic panel or what? If tile I would stay with large format again ... 12x24 can have a higher end look than basic 12x12 and still cost the same per sqft. However you'll need a proper tile saw that can handle large tiles and they do not come cheap... You may be able to rent one.

Ok it's late and my brain is fading ... Let me know if you have more tile install questions.

I can send you some tile layout ideas if you are also tiling the floor ... Using inexpensive tile in an interesting layout is a great way to give the perception of higher end.
About the door or opening under the tub for access to water which is at one end and the electric which is on the other end. What the best way to do that hinge, Velcro or magnet . Two doors or one big piece. Thanks again for your advice.
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Do you have access from a neighbouring closet or something on the appropriate side? What's the front of the enclosure going to be made from?
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Do you have access from a neighbouring closet or something on the appropriate side? What's the front of the enclosure going to be made from?
No closet access . The front going to be 3/4 plywood or what do you think ? I have 3/4 and the 1/4 backer board but could get something else. Thanks
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