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Tile over dry wall even water resistant will not last as long but mat survive for up to 25 years if well sealed and has a gap at the bottom of the tub. This method of tiling was quite popular in the 50’s, 60’s and into the 70’s . On repair work I have done on tiled bath and shower stalls neglect is usually the cause of the failure. What was the neglect? ...


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I would not be installing tile over drywall in a tub or shower, even if it was the water resistant type. I would remove any existing drywall and vapor barrier and replace it with backer board. Tape the seams with mesh tape and thinset. Then tape the seams with mesh tape and Red Gard or some other waterproof membrane. Then apply the waterproofing material to ...


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Not only is it fine to do this, but some tile companies recommend tiling directly on drywall (plasterboard) because it can hold greater weight than plastered drywall. The only consideration is that when you do want to re-tile in the future removing the old tiles will rip up the surface of the drywall to the point you probably would need to replace it.


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I would start with a light acid etch or whatever you do to reseal and bring a shine out will magnify the surface scum/ effervescence. I use muriatic acid and water with this I would start out with a weak solution 30:1 with possibly a max of 15:1. I would mix up a small batch remembering to always add acid to the water AAA to prevent a thermal reaction that ...


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At this point you really should do it right. Since this is the basement floor, you will be placing the shower pan on the concrete. You'll want to adjust the drain so that it can connect correctly to the shower drain. If this concrete is already sloped (and it sounds as though it may be) you may be able to remove the sloped part if it was poured on top of ...


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You can put backer board on top of this flange and then set the tile to overlap the flange and sit down snugly on the tub, sometimes having to bevel the back side of the bottom edge of these bottom tile with a diamond blade on a 4.5” angle grinder. But, make sure that the combined thickness of the backer board and tile will get you out far enough to achieve ...


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No you don't grout these period. I have installed similar 15-20 times. Impossible. Grout only effective if it covers, not if it is here and there. So number 1 you can't grout this type of tile. They simply don't have big enough gaps. Even if you tried you would either miss coverage or by putting too much in you will distort the layout of some of ...


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I have installed many. in thick wall install , plaster guard should be and exercise of looking at the trim kit to see how far the handle will protrude from the wall and how much of the center cover is showing. for my Delta installs with 1/2" Travertine i recess 3/8" back . I dont use a full 2x4 stringer. this will accommodate a delta trim later or an after ...


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