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How do you completely gut a bathroom ? What type of walls

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How do you completely gut a bathroom ? What type of walls do you put up in the room and the bath area to make it water proof? thank you
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Josie-Mod replied 3 years ago.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No answer yet except someone suggested that we use a plastic coated with epoxy on both sides. Put that up on the walls (the wall board will be removed) and then put the tiles on the front. Makes the walls more even but they still need to be water proof. With what and is this a good idea?


 


thanks Sue

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Perhaps you can have someone tell me what products to use on bathroom walls to make it easy to put up a new wall that is water proof and then an easy way to put on the tile to make it even, thanks sue

Expert:  Rick replied 3 years ago.

Welcome, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to help you with your issue

In a tub/shower enclosure the best wall board product (you attach the wall board to the bare studs) as a backer for tile is Denshield by Georgia Pacific it's also goes by Densgaurd at some of the big box stores. It's a reinforced gypsum wall baord than has a water proof coating on one side. You set your tile on this. Your tile once properly grouted and caulked where it meets the tub is what makes your enclosure walls waterproof. On the rest of the wall in tha bathroom you would use moisture and/or mold resistant sheet rock.

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