vinyl tub surround over barker board


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Old 06-11-10, 12:38 PM
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vinyl tub surround over barker board

Does anyone know if there are any issues with installing a 5 pc tub surround over barker board? I'd rather do than than try to take the barker board off. Does anyone forsee any issues?
 
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Old 06-11-10, 01:19 PM
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Maybe I'm slow...but what do you mean by "barker" board? If you mean "backer" board or cement board or tile backer (common names for the same stuff) then there's no problem doing it...but why spend the extra money for cement board? If you use a surround, you can use regular sheetrock, since the surround (properly installed, of course) is waterproof.
 
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Barker board is a masonite type board with a ceramic tile look alike face to it. You have probably seen it before in bathrooms.
 
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Ahhh...never heard it called that, it was always "tile board" to me. Thanks Johnny
 
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Does anyone know if there are any issues with installing a 5 pc tub surround over barker board?
Yes. It is not really water proof just water resistant and probably shouldn't even be used as a tub surround. It will be OK for a while but what happens when it begins to fail and your vinyl surround is glued to it. It may not even be stuck that well. If it is well glued it could last for years but do you want to take the chance? Your decision.

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Ahhh...never heard it called that, it was always "tile board" to me. Thanks Johnny
+1 tile board. Never heard barker board either. Regional difference. Things you learn here.
 
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I think barker board might be canadian lingo.

Fum, you from up north?
 
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Old 06-13-10, 04:10 PM
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Hi there,

Barker is a Canadian manufacturer / brand of tiled panels
 
 

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