powered by
Design Dilemma
Design Dilemma

How to tile around a one piece shower and bath

michella101January 21, 2013
I am looking to remove this board from around shower. We had to place for a splash guard due to water getting into sheet rock about a year after we bought our home. Finally after 15 yrs we are looking to upgrade with a very nice tile with accent and would like to extend the tile to ceiling.
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Rip it all out and redo it. It'll save headaches and problems down the road vs. tiling over the existing enclosure...besides not tiling over it will preserve precious space where it's at a premium.
    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 11:55AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
I would love to rip out this 1 piece however this is not an option at this time. I have a couple of samples of how I want to go but am just so unsure!!
    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 12:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Interiors International, Inc.
All three look good it comes down to which colors you like. I don't understand why can't you tear it out? It would actually be cheaper to do it that way. To get tile to adhere to that existing wall will be a huge problem.
    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 12:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ok, let me get this right you guys are suggesting tearing out the 1 piece fiberglass shower and bathtub combo? The actual flower board was only placed as a splash guard around since the wall must have not been prepared correctly for moisture.
    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 4:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
I think we're confused - at least I am! Does this flower board only start at 5 or 6 feet above shower/tub floor? Maybe take a few shots of whole tub area so that we can see what we're looking at? Please and thanks!
    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 4:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Brenda Fisher
Just tiling the top portion will not solve the problem with the water. If you have only drywall behind then guaranteed you have water damage behind too! If you can't afford to redo now then just add more tub surround material to the top and wait until it can be done right! Surround material is sold in sheets too.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 5:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Hi---you need to tear out what you have and replace it with Hardibacker board 1/2" thick in the shower and non-sagging thinset to install tile. Apply silicone caulk in corners and where the wall(s) meet the floor--use unsanded grout once the tile has set up for at least 24 hours... Hope this is helpful. Good Luck!
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 6:08PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Tile around Tub
I'm wondering how much tile I should have put around...
Nancy Knight
Need Help designing around a structural beam in master bath
How to build around structural beam for remodel. want...
Need help for my new master bath shower tile mosaic
We're doing a master bath remodel. Our shower will...
What tile/&color should I use on my master bath floor.
I used "Royal Teak" quartz on my vanity c-top. My...
Pairing bath towels/ shower curtain/ window treatment... to loud green tile
Trying to tastefully pair up a luxe fabric shower curtain,...
Jason Carter
More Discussions
Kitchen Cabinet Colour?
I repainted the kitchen cupboards (which had been previously...
Britt Domke
Help me choose window coverings for my new kitchen.
I have two large windows, one over the sink and the...
Pricing of brushed stainless ,double bowl undermount ktchen sinks
I am baffled by the discrepency in prices for brushed...
HELP Improve my layout
Hi All, we live in a colonial home and need suggestions...
Sponsored Products
DreamLine Enigma-Z 56 to 59-inch Frameless Sliding Tub Door
Enliven Textured Seafoam 24x40 Bath Rug
Remer by Nameeks J39 Hand Shower - REMER J39
$239.00 | Hayneedle
Pfister Parisa 808-7BAK Tub/Shower Faucet - 436849
$196.00 | Hayneedle
Pfister Contempra R89-8NC1 Tub/Shower Trim - 409601
$226.00 | Hayneedle
Enliven Textured Platinum Grey Bath Rug Set of 2
Free Standing Chrome Waterfall Bath Mixer Faucet & Handheld Shower
Hudson Reed
Enliven Textured Platinum Grey Bath Runner
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.