bathroom remodel

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by gibson70, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. gibson70

    gibson70 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Ohio
    Just wondering if I should put moisture barrier behind tub surround
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Messages:
    21,809
    Location:
    New England
    If the manufacturer calls for one, then yes. If it were tile, yes, But, a surround is, at least supposed to be totally waterproof. The reason for the vapor barrier is to prevent condensation on the back causing the potential for rot and mold. But to get that, you have to have moisture get there. A surround shouldn't. It won't hurt IMHO, though.
Similar Threads: bathroom remodel
Forum Title Date
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog DIY Bathroom Remodel - Here's the Actual Costs Jul 9, 2014
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Small Bathroom Remodel Jun 16, 2014
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Shower system for remodeled bathroom Jun 4, 2014
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Basement Bathroom Remodel with neo-angle shower pan Apr 6, 2014
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Remodeling my small bathroom with Frameless shower doors: Any Idea?? Mar 10, 2014

Share This Page