Waterproofing a free standing tub surround. A look at various waterproofing options.

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  1. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD for both Canada & the US

    Jul 20, 2009
    Design Work World Wide: Bathrooms Vancouver Area
    North Vancouver, BC
    Many free standing tubs are not waterproofed and this one little step can cause a whole host of problems down the road. It is advisable and many times required by local code to do this step.

    Here is a look at a new project here in North Vancouver where we used some 1/2" Hardi Board and some Mapei HPG for the backer board.


    The tile detail also includes a nice large niche detail and like the rest was clad in Hardi Board and covered with HPG.



    This is a kids bathroom and I'm sure the niche will receive lots of play time and lots of splashing. With a seat like this tub has perhaps even Mom and Dad will add to the problem. ;)
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