bathroom remodel

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

  1. gibson70

    gibson70 New Member

    Nov 16, 2010
    Just wondering if I should put moisture barrier behind tub surround
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    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.
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