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Old 07-08-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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Remove tile? Tub? For refurb a bathroom?


Hi, I want to have my wife's bathroom redone, She wants to just put a tub insert over the existing tub and put up a fiberglass wall system over the existing tile, i told her that it's better to first off, just replace the tub with a totally new one, and remove the tile on the wall before installing any kind of fiberglass walls. What way would be the best all around way to do it? Also, I want to have the floor tiled with a slate tile with in floor heating. Is there a better type of tile to use that's not to slippery when wet with in floor heating ? It's not a huge bathroom, about 10' by 6' wide. Thanks so much, mjclemm..
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hi, I want to have my wife's bathroom redone, She wants to just put a tub insert over the existing tub and put up a fiberglass wall system over the existing tile, i told her that it's better to first off, just replace the tub with a totally new one, and remove the tile on the wall before installing any kind of fiberglass walls. What way would be the best all around way to do it? Also, I want to have the floor tiled with a slate tile with in floor heating. Is there a better type of tile to use that's not to slippery when wet with in floor heating ? It's not a huge bathroom, about 10' by 6' wide. Thanks so much, mjclemm..
A lot depends on how long you expect to keep the home.
In order to replace the tub the walls would have to be gutted down to the studs and all be redone.
I'd never ever install an enclosher over old tiles.
I also would never install slate in a bathroom, it's one of the most poris, stain prone, and brittle tiles you can use. There's tons of tiles out there with a slight texture.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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Done lots and lots of slate tile bathrooms and showers ... Very common here especially in a lot of the higher end homes. Needs about 3 coats of sealer.
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