Master bath conundrum

Old 09-06-15, 07:07 AM
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Master bath conundrum

I recently purchased an older home (built in 1966). It is well-built and in great shape, really only needing carpet and paint before we move in. One small project has perplexed me though. The master bath has only a tub and being a shower guy, I really want to add a shower. I am probably 3-5 years from doing a complete master bath renovation and it is too small to add a separate shower stall. I know I can add a hand shower by replacing the exist tub spout, but my problem is waterproofing the shower/tub walls. The walls around the tub are tiled about halfway up the wall and wallpapered the rest of the way (thatís coming off quick). If I could find an exact match to the existing tile, I would use that; however, after an exhaustive search, that has proven to be a futile effort. So, I am asking for suggestions on shower-proofing the area around the tub above the existing tile.

Old 09-06-15, 09:33 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

Send us a couple of pictures of what you currently have to help get us all on the same page.

In the mean time, try to determine what the make up of the walls are UNDER the current tile that goes half way up the walls. Try to access behind the spout to see what is there. Is it cement or drywall? Is the area above and under the wallpaper plaster or drywall?
Old 09-06-15, 09:38 AM
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If you do end up tiling and can't match existing tile...... use a white border and then a different color tile. Use an off setting color.

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