Lath and plaster wall

Old 02-27-21, 06:25 PM
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Lath and plaster wall

After much deliberation, I have decided to remodel our bathroom myself. First major project for me.

When I started demo, I noticed that the walls are wood lath and plaster and tiles on top.

The wood lath has rot in a handful places.

Question is, should I remove the lath completely and install drywall or attach the tiles on it ?

If latter, how do I handle the rotted areas ?

For the shower, I am planning to use panels. I guess I will need to remove the lath in that area ?
Old 02-27-21, 06:44 PM
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You typically want to remove the lath. Check the framing with a straightedge, because it often is pretty rough in older houses. Shim studs as needed. You also need to consider the jamb depths of existing doors and windows, and shim the walls with plywood strips on top of the studs so that once your 1/2" drywall is on, your wall will be flush with the surface of those jambs again.

Tile in wet areas (tub and shower) needs to go on cement board or kerdi, etc. Tile in non-wet areas can be installed on top of your mold / moisture resistant bathroom board.

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