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Old 04-18-2017, 07:58 AM   #1
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What are the proper steps involved in tiling a shower


My wife wants me to redo our bathroom. She would like a tile bathroom shower. Currently we have a plastice walk in shower tub with plastic walls. The walls in the bathroom are plaster. Im not sure if the tile, thinset, and grout are waterproof or not. Is there something i need for waterproofing?

So my question is what are the correct steps to do this if i redo my bathroom in drywall? Is it recommended to drywall behind tiling?

If i take out the plastic tub. Do i just put backerboard down or is there something else to use to help with waterproofing?

On a normal tile floor theres baseboard, plywood, thinset if needs for leveling, backerboard, thinset and then tile. Is it different for a shower floor?

How to go about tiling the walls. Is it the same as the floor?

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They have evolved considerably over the last 10 or so years.

There are several good systems out there that supply all the parts and pieces to fix what was the biggest issue with walk in showers....waterproofing.

Schluter makes a good one and there are a handful of others. I would start there and look on their websites for all of the steps and consumables that you will need.

It isn't rocket science and if you follow the steps and use the pieces...you will have a bulletproof installation.
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Thanks. I heard with the schluter kits if you mess something up you will find out after its done. Do you have any experience with them? I can do the work no problem. I just dont know the proper steps. I dont want to miss a step somehwere and completely ruin it.

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The Schluter, much like the Germans, are very organized and detailed.
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Here is a link if you are interested,

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I watched a couple of videos on how to install it. I have a few questions though. What type of thinset do they use under the shower pan and under the kerdi and u der the time? Is there a dry time for the kerdi? Like does the kerdi need to be dry before the tile is put on? How does that thin layer of kerdi not peel off when tile is put on walls?

If i didnt want to use a schluter kit. How do you go about it then? Does cement board need to be waterproofed somehow?

Im looking at different options and different ways?

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No you dont need to go for water proofing, tiles are already water proof. so need not to worry about that.
Also your wife has made a good decision coz plastic might decay some day sson, but tiles will last long and they look more good and will give yopur bathroom a new look.
About wooden flooring, wooden floors can be made water and termite proof with some paints and chemicals. you might need to do that on a regular basis.
Also if you are in NYC, then you can contact Hays-NYC, (my friend's busines)
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I watched a couple of videos on how to install it. I have a few questions though. What type of thinset do they use under the shower pan and under the kerdi and u der the time? Is there a dry time for the kerdi? Like does the kerdi need to be dry before the tile is put on? How does that thin layer of kerdi not peel off when tile is put on walls?

If i didnt want to use a schluter kit. How do you go about it then? Does cement board need to be waterproofed somehow?

Im looking at different options and different ways?

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