Bathroom wall treatment around tub

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by Richb, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Richb

    Richb New Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    Our 5'x 8' bathroom remodel includes a new 5' whirlpool tub. It will not be used as a showwer though it will have a hand held "shower" for rinsing/hair washing. We plan to have a 48" high beadboard wainscott on all the walls including the walls above the tub, then painted sheetrock to the ceiling. Is there a preferred method/material that would provide some moisture proofing of the wall surrounding the tub?
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    If your going to have beadboard down to the tub it wont matter a whole lot what is behind it as the beadboard will be affected by the moisture before anything behind it. You may want to consider 1 row of tile then start the beadboard.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2007
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  4. river-wear

    river-wear New Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    DIY troublemaker
    Northern CA
    True, the beadboard will have a problem with the water, so some tile is a good idea. Either way, you can put redguard over the tub deck and up onto the sheetrock a foot or so, or use a waterproofing membrane like Kerdi.

    It would be a good idea to use something for any water that might sit in the corner between the deck and wall for a little while.
  5. mrmedic

    mrmedic Junior Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    If you want the bead board in white they now make it in vinyl. Can get it at Home Depot. Maybe construction adhesive it to Hardi-Backer

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