Discuss Install bath first, then tile? in the Tiling Forum at Tilers Forum; Hi all
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I am re-arranging my bathroom to accommodate an L-shaped showerbath and have built a stud wall to hide plumbing.
Following advice ...
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!)
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?
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.
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