bathtub/shower need advice and options please

Old 08-05-08, 04:28 PM
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Question bathtub/shower need advice and options please

Hello everybody, I am new here, and need some advice please.

We live in a 60's house, the main bathroom has a full size tub, with tile that goes up about 2 1/2 foot from the top of the tub. I recently did some work on our mater bath shower, which took me a couple of weeks, so I put in a hand held shower in the main bathroom. My hubby and I both love showers and never use the bath tub, so thought this would allow us to still have a shower, while the other one was out of commission. I love having a shower in the main bathroom, it is so nice, and when we have company it would be great to have. The problem that I have is that above the tile is just plain wall board, so it could get a little wet from time to time. I do not want to ruin the walls that are there, so looking for simple inexpensive solutions. The tile that is there is in good shape, I probably need to take out some of the old grout and re-grout it, but other than that it is fine. The tile is mainly white with very small specks of gray in it, so nothing too ugly. There is a small window in this area, but up high enough I do not think it will get wet. I have thought about putting up white tile above the existing tile, but that sounds like quite a bit of work. Thought about some kind of shower wallboard, but not sure I would like the looks of that. I was wondering if there is a paint that would be water proof that I could use on the walls and ceiling, to keep the moisture out. It would not be used everyday, as my husband and I would use the master bath shower mostly. We do have over night guest several times a year, including the grand kids, and they would be using the main bathroom and the new shower.

Looking forward to reading your suggestions.

Old 08-10-08, 10:05 PM
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I too live in a 60s house and completely remodeled my bathrooms recently. Cast iron tubs and 4 inch thick tile, what a job.

If done right tile board can do the job. It's inexpensive and should last for many years if all joints are sealed good. If it were me and for peace of mind I would find a nice matching tile and tile to the ceiling. We did this in both our bathrooms and water always seems to find it's way up to the ceiling and everywhere. I was not not sure I would like the floor to ceiling tile but my wife insisted and it looks great.

There are all kinds of paints out today that claim to met every need...for 25 bucks give one a try.

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