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greatone1982
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Tile surround

Post by greatone1982 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:45 am

Got a question I recently redid my bathroom, and have a question about how I did my tile surround. I put insulation in the walls because the room that the bathub adjoins to is a bedroom. I did some research and most of the people I talked to said that was fine as long as I put plastic over the insulation which I did. Then hung my concrete board, mesh taped and thin setted the joints, and put a water proofing on the concrete board. Then followed up with the thin set and tiles. When I grouted the tiles I used the grout boost so I wouldnt have to mess with the grout again. The last step was caulking the joint between the tub and tile. I recently was told that I had pretty much created a moisture sandwich, I dont know how creditable the info I got was so I figured I'd ask here, I've got some good info here in the past. Also I am getting ready to gut the room that adjoins to the bathroom so it would be a good time to take out the plastic if need be. Thanks

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Re: Tile surround

Post by Shannon » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:08 pm

I would say the plastic really was not needed, but also I do not believe that you should have any real issues the way you have done it. My only question would be if you sealed the plastic up completely like a vapour barrier? Because if you did then I would cut a few slashes in it from the other room just to let it breath if anty moisture does get through to it.

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greatone1982
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Re: Tile surround

Post by greatone1982 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:48 pm

Glad to hear this won't cause problems. I just overlapped the plastic and stapled it to the wall studs. I didnt tuck-tape or anything like that so it should breathe if need be. Thanks again for the quick response. I will sleep a little better tonight knowing I didnt mess up. LOL

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