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Old 03-04-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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