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Old 01-08-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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I am looking to freshen up our master bathroom now, while trying to keep it cheap. We have a big white Arrow Acrylic Bath that unfortunately takes up way to much room in the bathroom.

Is it possible to put tile on all the sides and flatwork? If so what is the best process to do it.

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Can't really tell from the picture but is that a fiberglass-like surround (felxible) or a solid surface (like Corian) one?

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It is pretty cheap, so I'm going with some sort of fiberglass-esque material. It definitely isnt solid.

Here is a link to the exact type of tub we have.

http://www.luxurybathsbyarrow.com/pr...bs_acrylic.cfm
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That's a big no to tiling. You need a very solid base/substructure to tile.
Most tile is installed over a base of cement backer board.
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Thats what I thought, but I was hoping it could be pulled off to help add some color in that whole area.
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It looks like you can remove all the siding because there appears to be caulk lines between the siding and the tub. But, to do it right, you'd need to pull all of the old stuff down and install a good foundation before you tile. It is do-able, but would be a chore.
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Got home from work last night and decided to check it out more indepth. It is not fiberglass and is very much corian. Solid all the way to the drywall. Does that change anything or is it still a no go?
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Got home from work last night and decided to check it out more indepth. It is not fiberglass and is very much corian. Solid all the way to the drywall. Does that change anything or is it still a no go?
That possibly makes it easier to remove. Once you get it off, you can install cement backer board on the drywall then tile.

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