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bathroom / tiling / drywall / disaster

hi - I just moved into this place. there are like five bathrooms but the one closest to my room is a crazy sort of disaster.

It looks like someone had a some point tried to adhere a giant tile sort of shower enclosing -- a large solid tile/ceramic-like piece which is intended to line the walls of the shower -- directly to dry wall...

 

possibly I am mistaken - It looks like dry wall to me. I have included phtotographs below. 

 

from my understanding, the best thing I can do to resore the bathroom to working order is to

a-remove drywall

b-nail/staple plastic to wall studs

c- nail cememt board/ backboard to studs through plastic

d - tile ont that

 

is this the correct thing to do? 

  

 

 

 

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Posted 2013-01-09T15:13:09+0000  by vannajelmy vannajelmy
 

 

 

Hi vannajelmy,

 

It looks like they had a shower surround at one point glued to the walls...

 

You are correct when it comes to restoration steps.

 

The only step I would be cautious about is stapling plastic to the walls. This is something I would avoid if you live in warmer climate.

Plastic is considered a class I vapor barrier and having one on the interior (bath) and one on the exterior of the wall could create moisture problems.

 

I would go this route;

 

a- remove drywall

b- Screw cement backerboard to the walls

C-waterproof walls with waterproofing membrane aka RedGuard.

d- tile on top of that using modified thinsets such is Versabond.

 

RedGuard is a roll on waterproofing membrane designed for crack prevention and waterproofing.

 

Hope this helps and please do not hesitate to post back with any further questions you may have.

 

George

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 2013-01-14T20:48:06+0000  by George_HD_CHI
 
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