Possible to tile over acrylic shower insert?

Old 04-06-08, 06:14 PM
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Possible to tile over acrylic shower insert?

I have a question that I cannot find an answer to! Currently, we have an acrylic insert shower in our master bedroom. I would like to tile it but am unsure if I can tile directly over the insert, or if I have to tear it out and start fresh. I am assuming that I will need to tear it out, but wanted some advice from all of you pros in this forum! Thank you all in advance for your replies!

Old 04-06-08, 07:29 PM
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Hi Vance,

I think your instincts are good...I would remove the insert, install backer board and tile.

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Yeah there is no way you'd want to tile over this surface. Now if it were those thin flat vinyl sheets that are sometimes used for a shower (oftentimes these are adhered right over sheetrock), I would say it's possible to apply the backer board over that without ripping anything out. But I don't know if your mixer valve trim would fit over the adding thickness of the backer board and the tile.

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