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Old 06-21-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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One of our bathrooms is in desperate need of remodeling. I'm going to be overseeing the project myself but I have one real rookie question and that's the order of the project.

Demo first obviously but then the tub gets set before any tile work on the floor or tub surround correct?

Don't be afraid to make fun of me. I'm probably over looking things.
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One of our bathrooms is in desperate need of remodeling. I'm going to be overseeing the project myself but I have one real rookie question and that's the order of the project.

Demo first obviously but then the tub gets set before any tile work on the floor or tub surround correct?

Don't be afraid to make fun of me. I'm probably over looking things.
Yes. Tile buts to tub on the floor and goes ove the flange on the walls, or the backer does.

Build a tub protecter for the side and top out of studs, plywood and carpet. Or someone will screw it up.

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Yes. Tile buts to tub on the floor and goes ove the flange on the walls, or the backer does.

Build a tub protecter for the side and top out of studs, plywood and carpet. Or someone will screw it up.
Exactly what I had thought but it seemed too simple.
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Exactly what I had thought but it seemed too simple.
Who knows though. Some of these guys put tile under the cabinets, so maybe under the tub.
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X2 on Jaws' answer.
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Get a tub and do tile on the wall with a niche. I did this in my last house. When I used to help my x's step dad lay tile we would have to build the niche and now they have pre made stainless inserts you just stick in the wall and tile over. Makes a nice spot to put bath products. Take the tile all the way to the ceiling. Use bull nose tile around the edges and run it all the way to the floor on both sides of the tub to cover up the flanges of the tub. Looks nice in my opinion, its the best, short of a walk in with glass doors and a seat in the shower. Don't forget to post pics...
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Does that bathroom need a tub. A lot of people are going to showers. But you should have at least one tub in a house for bathing the little ones.

A lot of times but not always all walls are demoed. Depends on their condition.

And add a GFI receptacle behind toilet for night light or future bidet seat. Receptacle in drawer for hair dryer.

Install backing for towel bar, paper holder, grab bars, towel hooks, shower fixtures.

New exhaust fan, the quiet ones. May want to put a timer switch on that.

Drawers on the bottom of vanities are very popular here too.

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Who knows though. Some of these guys put tile under the cabinets, so maybe under the tub.

Don't be confusing him ----- They put tile under all the cabinets up there by him. Many Tile guys get pissed and charge extra when they have to cut & Set in to cabinets

LOL They'd lay tile under the tub if they could set tile before rough and rough plumbing inspection.

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You guys will like this.

I did put tilebacker (densshield) under my last bathtub.

It was the devil that made me do it.
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Does that bathroom need a tub. A lot of people are going to showers. But you should have at least one tub in a house for bathing the little ones.

A lot of times but not always all walls are demoed. Depends on their condition.

And add a GFI receptacle behind toilet for night light or future bidet seat. Receptacle in drawer for hair dryer.

Install backing for towel bar, paper holder, grab bars, towel hooks, shower fixtures.

New exhaust fan, the quiet ones. May want to put a timer switch on that.

Drawers on the bottom of vanities are very popular here too.

Good luck and happy Fathers Day
Big Shoe-Interested in finding out more about your receptacle in the drawer for the hair dryer. Sounds slick and never seen it done. Any pictures?
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It would depend upon what kind of tub you have in mind? Is this a master bath or just a kids bathroom with a standard 5' tub?
If it's a master and its a free standing tub, installing the tub after the tile would be better.

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