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James1ret 03-04-2011 02:23 PM

FRP for use over tub/shower unit
 
I'm thinking of using FRP(fiberglass reinforced panel) in my tub/shower area. The walls of the tub/shower are 72in. high which leaves approximately 16 inches of vertical wall and the ceiling which need to be covered with something water resistant. I don't want to tile and was wondering if anyone had utilized FRP in this manner, also how sucessful were they. I'm also open to other suggestions in order to cover these surfaces. I would be grateful for any help.

Thanks
James1ret

Ron6519 03-04-2011 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by James1ret (Post 602339)
I'm thinking of using FRP(fiberglass reinforced panel) in my tub/shower area. The walls of the tub/shower are 72in. high which leaves approximately 16 inches of vertical wall and the ceiling which need to be covered with something water resistant. I don't want to tile and was wondering if anyone had utilized FRP in this manner, also how sucessful were they. I'm also open to other suggestions in order to cover these surfaces. I would be grateful for any help.

Thanks
James1ret

Call the company and ask if the product is rated for use in a shower.
There are kits for shower walls sold in stores all over. do an internet search and you'll find plenty to choose from. Local big box stores sell them along with plumbing supply houses.
Ron

Bud Cline 03-04-2011 05:05 PM

Actually FRP will work. There is a hitch however. The panels require the use of plastic channel corners and unions and terminators. It is most important to be sure and fill the channel 100% with 100% silicone caulk during the assembly process. This makes a helluva mess and the silicone purges all over. Use a rag with denatured alchohol to keep cleaning up as you go. Don't wait to clean a purge, clean it immediately.:)

Install to the substrate with the proper construction adhesive.:)


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