The best approach when installing cement board or other tile backer around a tub is to keep the cement board out of the lip area. Apply it to the wall with the bottom edge about 1/4 in. above the lip of the tub. Then apply a generous amount of thin-set to the bottom bathtub tile and position it 1/8 in.
ANSWER. ANSWER – No there should not be a gap between the top of the bathtub flange and the backer board on the wall. The backer board should overlap the tub flange so the tile has a stable backing to attach to. This requires shimming the backer board out from the studs so the wall is plumb.
Also, do you tile under a tub? Tile up to or inder the bathtub Installing a tub will inevitably result in scratched flooring so you don’t want to install your tile until you‘ve set your tub. This means that you will need to run your tile up to the tub.
Besides, can you tile over a bathtub surround?
While you might think that regular thinset mortar or adhesive can be used, only epoxy will bond tile to plastic and metal surfaces, but, generally, a tub surround isn’t an acceptable surface.
Should you put cement board under a tub?
There’s no real reason to have the cement backer board under the typical tub. I usually just run it under the front edge a couple or three inches so the tub is resting on it, and the rest of the tub is supported by the wood blocking attached to the studs.
How far should tile extend past bathtub?
Plan to extend the tile 2 or 3 in. beyond the tub and to leave at least a half tile along the wall if possible. Don’t stop tile even with the end of the tub. This leaves the walls along the front of the tub vulnerable to water damage, and doesn’t look as finished as tile extending to the floor.
How many square feet of tile do I need for a bathtub?
The standard dimensions for a tub-shower combo are 60 inches in length, 32 inches in width and 8 feet in height. Tile — Your tile selection has the biggest influence on the look of the shower. You will need 90-95 square feet of wall tile and 15-20 square feet of shower floor tile.
How high should I tile my bathtub?
Standard Tub and Shower Walls The minimum code height for a tub or shower enclosure’s waterproof covering is 6′ above the finished floor. A practical height, when working with full-sized 12” tiles, is 6 courses. Factoring in the grout lines, this meets the minimum with a bit to spare.
How much does it cost to tile a tub surround?
For tile, materials and installation, a tub surround costs about $3,000 to $4,000, says Carlos Martinez, first officer of C-Bek Tile & Stone Design in North Hollywood, California. Floor tile adds another $3,000 to $4,500 or more, depending on the room’s size.
Is it cheaper to tile a shower or buy a surround?
Because they are less laborious to install, surrounds are often less expensive than tile. Some high-end materials, however, such as granite, may be more expensive than tiling with some grades of tile.
Does subfloor go under bathtub?
Flooring repairs can be intimidating, but the subfloor under the tub generally consists of plywood secured over floor joists and is fairly simple to replace — once you get access to it. The entire tub unit requires removal before subfloor replacement can begin.
How do you seal a bath with a large gap?
Gaps up to 1/2 inch Wide Fill gaps between 1/4 and 1/2 inch in width with two beads of caulk set side by side. Apply one bead directly along the edge of the tub and the second bead along the edge of the wall. Carefully smooth out the caulk in the joint with a wet index finger to join the two caulk beads.
Does drywall go behind bathtub?
Drywall should not sit directly on the tub as it can “wick” moisture and will eventually fall apart (even green board) if the tub is not kept caulked properly. There is no need for drywall behind the cement board and I have never heard of it being done that way.
Do you drywall over the tub flange?
You can bring sheetrock right down to the flange just like in the picture as long as you aren’t going to tile over it. I would suggest using sheetrock over backer board on surfaces which you intend to paint. This will help prevent moisture from propagating through the sheetrock and into the wall cavity behind it.
Can I install durock vertically?
Backer board can be hung vertically or horizontally, and should be installed ¼ inch above floors, shower pans, tubs, or countertops and caulked with a sealant appropriate for the application.