Tiling shower walls with marble

Old 09-14-05, 11:15 AM
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Replacing existing tub with shower. What do I need to know about tiling shower wall with marble. Exisiting walls are tile & drywall.
Old 09-14-05, 11:36 AM
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Iwon't go into the "drain location" issue... Assume you've got that figured out.

For the tile... You're going to have to go down to the studs.... tile should be laid over CBU - not drywall. It's going to involve some serious demolition..... but is do-able.

Once you get to the studs, apply a plastic sheeting 4 - 6 mil, for a vapor barrier. Then the CBU (wonderboard or equivalent), tape and thinset the joints... Lay your tile, grout, caulk, seal, and enjoy... (Sounds easy, doesn't it? - HAH!)

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