We're wanting to just get a clean stand-up shower in our master, and have had multiple quotes for a gut and replace. Along with these, we've also got a quote from Bath Fitter to do a wrap for about 50% the cost of a full blown renovation (about $4,000 vs $8,000+).

We don't really care what it looks like, as long as it's clean. Our primary concern is mold behind the tiles (floor and walls) -- my understanding is they just put a wrap on the current shower. What happens to the mold in the title and behind the wall?

  • You know there is mold behind the existing tiles already? – Drew Jul 5 '17 at 19:50
  • All houses have mold, but if you have mold in the bathroom that's visible, I'd say that more important that cleaning it up is solving the root of the problem - moist air hanging around. A full renovation may do that, but a wrap likely doesn't. – bombcar Jul 5 '17 at 22:11
  • @Drew well I can see mold in the cracks between the tiles, so I assume yes. – ctote Jul 6 '17 at 15:07
  • @bombcar I was thinking that maybe the mold was growing because of cracks in the tiles and grout -- and I was hoping that closing those up with just a single wrap would seal it enough to stop future growth and maybe dry-up what's there? – ctote Jul 6 '17 at 15:09
  • How long do you plan on living in this house? – Drew Jul 6 '17 at 17:16

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