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Rip out a tub and walk in a shower!

Rip out a tub and walk in a shower!


Removing a Tub and installing a walk in shower is not as hard as it sounds. Here in New England 
most old tubs are cast Iron and can be broken up into pieces with a 9 lb sledge and carried right out side and in the truck.

The shower drain doesn't have to have the location moved , just cut it off and add a $12 shower drain for a rubber liner.

Define your shower area with 3  (three) 2 x 4 wood studs nailed on top of each other and screwed into the floor to create the curb.  Rip out the sheetrock or concrete on your walls.

Install your rubber membrane to dry in your shower, 

Install 1/2 inch Hardi Board on all your walls where tile will be installed. Then your ready to lay tile in your new  walk in  shower!

I've added pictures with captions below to walk you through the process . This particular job is in Brookline, Massachusetts, and marble is being used on the walls, there are inset soap boxes and both have marble tile ceilings installed. I don't recommend inexperienced installers to try to install inset soap dishes or lay ceilings  these are difficult undertakings and should be best left to a professional. I wanted to share this job with you for you to envision the process see what it takes and maybe get some ideas for your own  walk in   shower  enjoy  Chris

Cast Iron Bathrub
Cast Iron Bathtub to be Removed for New Walk-In Shower Tile Installation
                                             tub before torn out
Taped off View of Old Tub
Blue Electrical Tape Used to Define New Shower Curb Location
                                                       
Corner added to curb for shower
30 degree corner added to curb
                                               changed to give 30 degree corner to curb
Flooring Materials for Floors and Walls
Marble Flooring Materials for Floors and Walls
                                          marble to be used for floor and walls
Bathroom Bathtub and Bathroom Walls Torn Out
Bathroom Bathtub and Bathroom Walls Torn Out
                                                       tub and walls torn out
Cast Iron Bathtub
Cast Iron Bathtub
                                          cast iron tub broken into pieces with 9 lb sledge
Rubber Membrane Shower Liner Installed
Rubber Membrane Shower Liner Installed
                                                 rubber liner installed 12 inches up wall
Shower Drain Installed With Rubber Membrane Liner
Shower Drain Installed With Rubber Membrane Liner
                                             drain installation with rubber liner
Shower Drain Installed With Rubber Membrane Liner
Shower Drain and Rubber Membrane Liner Installed
                                            drain installation with rubber liner
Shower Drain Installed With Rubber Membrane Liner
Shower Drain and Rubber Membrane Liner Installed
                                                  drain installation with rubber liner
Shower Drain and Rubber Membrane Liner Installed
                                               drain installation with rubber liner
Shower Drain and Rubber Membrane Liner Installed
                                                 drain installation with rubber liner
Shower Drain and Rubber Membrane Liner Installed
                                                            drain installation with rubber liner
Shower Drain and Rubber Membrane Liner Installed
                                              drain installation with rubber liner
Shower Drain and Rubber Membrane Liner Installed
                                        drain installation with rubber liner
                                            drain installation with rubber liner
Shower Wall Soap Box Insert Prepared by Installing Hardi Board
                                          wall box prepped with Hardi board
Shower Prepped for Tile Installation with Hardi Board (backerboard)
                                                entire shower prepped with Hardi board
Hardi Board Installed Shower Corners Sealed with Silicone II Caulk 
                                         corners sealed with"silicone II" calk
Curb with Hardi Board Top and Front
                                             curb with Hardi board on top[ and front
Hardi Board Installed Ready for Redguard Waterproofing
                                                Hardi board installed ready for "Red guard"
                                                                    waterproofer
Redguard Waterproofing Applied
                                            Waterproofing applied
Bullnose Tile and Row of Horizontal Marble Tile Installed in Shower
                                       vertical bullnose and first horizontal marble installed
Vertical Bullnose Tile Installed
                                          vertical bullnose installed
Concrete Shower Bed Slant Installed
                                           concrete bed for slant to drain installed
Marble Shower Insert Wall Boxes with Hexagon Pattern
                                               wall boxes with hex marble in back
Shower Wall Before Tile Installed
                                          walls going up
Progress on Marble Tile Shower Installation
                                          more progress on walls
Marble Shower Wall Boxes Prior to Bullnose Tile Installed
                                            wall boxes without bullnose yet
Angled Walls of Shower
                                            ceiling meets angled walls with cuts yet to go in
Ceiling Bullnose Marble Tile
                                           ceiling bullnose where ceiling marble ends
Shower Wall Box Inserts Prior to Bullnose Tile Installation
                                          side view of wall boxes without bullnose
Finished Marble Tile Shower Walls Installation
                                            finished marble walls
Finished Marble Tile Shower Walls Installation
                                              another finished view
Finished Marble Tile Shower Ceiling Installed
                                            finished ceiling
Finished Marble Shower Wall Boxes
                                         finished wall boxes
Finished Installation of Marble Shower Floor with Hexagon Pattern 
                                           installed hexagon marble  shower floor

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4ft by 4ft marble mosaic with marble boarder in 70 sq ft foyer

Hey There, Regards, Chris tileexcellence.com seopoweredwebsites.com


A wonderful 4 ft by 4 ft  marble mosaic in Swampscott Ma. with  diagonal
white marble around the outside of the mosaic. Also a 6 inch brown boarder
of brown marble around the perimeter of the room. The marble 4 ft by 4ft
mosaic hand made in Italy at a cost of $3000 was a detailed precision installation
Enjoy the photos and appreciate the beauty of this installation regards Chris
















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