Bathtub/ Shower Tiling - Tiling, ceramics, marble - Page 3 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring > Tiling, ceramics, marble

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2011, 12:58 AM   #31
Learning by Doing
 
Leah Frances's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Easton, Maryland
Posts: 3,156
Rewards Points: 2,000
Blog Entries: 7
Default

Bathtub/ shower tiling


Ok. I have a few things to say ( )

1. Kudos and to you, Buju for opening your ears/eyes/mind and taking in a some learning. I know from my own experiences DIYing how awful it is when you work SO hard to get something right, only to find out you have to do it ALL over again. You have some really great folks helping you out here, keep updating, asking questions, and post some more pics.

2. Good job Bud and Mike for walking Buju through this. Hopefully, it seems rewarding that Buju is paying attention and is trying to get it right despite all the 'help' he got from the guys at HD.

3. Bud, is your wife slipping something in your corn flakes? I kept waiting for your usual honest-to-a-fault-tell-it-like-it-is-dressingdown. I think you are mellowing. JK.

Nice job all around (and I realize that this whole post got a little girlie - but I'm a girl so )

Advertisement

__________________
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.

Last edited by Leah Frances; 07-17-2011 at 01:14 AM.
Leah Frances is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 01:20 AM   #32
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,466
Rewards Points: 2,580
Default

Bathtub/ shower tiling


Quote:
download the 3rd pdf - unit installation and go to page 21,
download the 3rd pdf -
download the 3rd pdf -
download the 3rd pdf -

H-m-m-m-m! I wonder where that is!

Do not install your wallboard OVER the flange. Install the wallboard TO the flange and caulk that juncture. DON'T try to fill the gap with silicone. Don't fill anything with silicone. Silicone sticks to everything but nothing sticks to silicone.

Still looking for that 3rd PDF.
__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 09:04 AM   #33
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Bathtub/ shower tiling


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud Cline View Post
download the 3rd pdf -
download the 3rd pdf -
download the 3rd pdf -

H-m-m-m-m! I wonder where that is!

Do not install your wallboard OVER the flange. Install the wallboard TO the flange and caulk that juncture. DON'T try to fill the gap with silicone. Don't fill anything with silicone. Silicone sticks to everything but nothing sticks to silicone.

Still looking for that 3rd PDF.
Sorry, didn't realize that the link was not going to get you there.
You have to go to: http://www.maaxcollection.com/Produi...8&persist=True

That is where you select Installation guides and only then the 3rd pdf.
Thanks for your patience..

On the other hand, I see the American Standard doing it similarly, as Maax. See page 2: http://www.americanstandard-us.com/a...nstall_884.pdf

Then there is the "middle of the road" approach, which recommends the same as Maax and AS, but with additional silicone behind the tiles. See this link from Oceania, page 9: http://www.oceaniabaths.com/fichiers...1049095749.pdf

And finally, Kohler's approach is different from all the above, as their flange seems to be really thin. See bottom of page 1: http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatal.../1084213_2.pdf

So, do I follow Maax's instructions? Bud seems to recommend that.
But I am a bit confused because the approach I was told to follow in this thread was to have the flange behind the CBU by running the CBU down to 1/8" from the tub. But that may have been for the add on flange or a thin flange. This integrated flange is 1/4" and CBU over the flange seems to be a no go.

If the CBU is to go to the tile, what happens to the 1/8" of play that you have to allow for bathtub movement?
The flange is not screwed on and if there is play isn't that going to go into the CBU? Maybe in the end that is OK. It's just a bit of play and the CBU should not give way/ break, right?

Finally, could I go with a CBU that has the same thickness as that of the flage, i.e. 1/4", instead of the 1/2" that I use so far? Given the size changes I will most likely not recover much of the old CBU anyway.
Is there ay risk of thee flange rubbing against the tile in any unpleasant way, especially that I wil put Regard over the flange?

My plan is to get 1/4" CBU, start it from the top of the flange, silicone that joint, Regard over the CBU, silicon joint, and flange, and then tile over to the flange, to the top of the tub. Finally seal the deal with siliconing the tile/tub joint.

Does this sound right? Should I use 1/2", even though it is more expensive and much harder to handle?

Thanks

Last edited by buju; 07-17-2011 at 10:21 AM.
buju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 09:33 AM   #34
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Bathtub/ shower tiling


My bathtub comes preinstalled, with a base plywood and with 4 feet that have a very good rubber - very solid/ hard, but still rubber, so good for soundproofing.
Should I keep the feet? The tub is a bit to high and I am also paranoid about the drain area not being supported properly - no plywood underneath it, for easy access. BTW, am I too paranoid about the latter?

Thanks folks.
buju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #35
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,466
Rewards Points: 2,580
Default

Bathtub/ shower tiling


Okay that's enough for me.

Gotta go.
__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 12:28 PM   #36
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: central virginia mountains
Posts: 1,857
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Bathtub/ shower tiling


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud Cline View Post
Okay that's enough for me.

Gotta go.
__________________
The older I get the better I was
tpolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 11:16 AM   #37
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Bathtub/ shower tiling


Old post, but thought I would share these observations for the next person reviewing them:
Attached Thumbnails
Bathtub/ shower tiling-tub.jpg  
AlexDFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #38
Pro
 
JetSwet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lagrangeville NY
Posts: 1,008
Rewards Points: 502
Default

Bathtub/ shower tiling


Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexDFox
Old post, but thought I would share these observations for the next person reviewing them:
Would Like to see now pictures of how it's holding up?... Interesting ill say.

Advertisement

JetSwet is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Add shower plumbing to an existing bathtub Clock72 Plumbing 9 06-11-2011 05:23 PM
Converting Bathtub to Shower enkay18 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 2 07-14-2010 03:05 PM
Tiling over greenboard outside shower area toocheaptohire Remodeling 4 04-10-2009 09:42 AM
need to convert a bathtub into a shower q5485 Plumbing 9 11-30-2008 10:39 PM
convert bathtub to shower argos Plumbing 10 02-20-2008 12:53 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts