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    Hi all

    Thanks for welcoming me to the Tilersforum.

    I am re-arranging my bathroom to accommodate an L-shaped showerbath and have built a stud wall to hide plumbing.

    Following advice given in these forums, I will be using a cement based board on the stud walls but because it is 12mm thick the bath would fit better by being installed first and then tiling after.

    Is this acceptable?

    Regards, Baz

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    Welcome Baz, do you mean the cement board will be resting on the bath or just the tile? Just thinking about encroaching on the taps. Should be ok as long as you seal the joint between bath and board ok (prefere it when the boards missing under the bath at the tap end so you have more room to work!)

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    Default Re: Install bath first, then tile?

    It could go either way cos there won't be any taps on bath. I am putting an Ixia thermostatic diverter valve and spout in false wall and a hand-shower on top of bath.

    By the way, can you get someone to take off the "Recommended" on my post. I pressed the wrong button, sorry!
    Last edited by bazzybabes; 04-05-2009 at 10:20 AM.

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    By the way, can you get someone to take off the "Recommended" on my post. I pressed the wrong button, sorry!

    Done...

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    Default Re: Install bath first, then tile?

    Id always fit the bath first then tile

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    Default Re: Install bath first, then tile?

    bath then tile for me also, unless of course, it's a free-standing bath!!

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    Free Standers baby..... The only way to go!


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    Default Re: Install bath first, then tile?

    Their are some corner baths with dodgy profiles that dont like being tiled down to.
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    Many thanks for all your replies.

    Now I know it is possible to install bath first, I have a couple of questions to ask:

    1. Due to width restrictions, can I place bath up against batons and Aquapanel down to bath, ie panel on top of bath before tiling. This will only be on opposite side to showering area. On long side, I can Aquapanel ceiling to floor. On third side, ie shower area, I would like to panel on top of bath.

    2. If this is possible, how do I seal bath to Aquapanel?

    3. What adhesives etc would you recommend?

    Regards, Baz

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    Default Re: Install bath first, then tile?

    Quote Originally Posted by 365drills View Post
    Free Standers baby..... The only way to go!

    Nice bath,

    Looks like the spout isnt centered on the pop up waste and overflow which is a shame.

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    Default Re: Install bath first, then tile?

    I always board (aquapanel/marmox or wedi down behind the bath, then stick the bath in and tile.)

    If you really cant take the board behind the bath then make sure you put noggins along the bottom edge where it meets the bath so you have no movement of boarding and silicone the board to the bath. not ideal but it will work.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazebo View Post
    Nice bath,

    Looks like the spout isnt centered on the pop up waste and overflow which is a shame.
    it looks like the bath needs sliding left about an inch, don't think I could live with it like that, but it is a lovely suite

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