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Showing posts with label marble shower installation. Show all posts

Saturday, October 4, 2014

9:02 AM

How To Install Marble Tile Walk In Shower I Rip Out Bathtub Replace With Marble Shower

Walk in Tiled Marble Shower

Tub To Be Torn Out and Replaced With Walk-In Marble Walk-In Shower 

At the beginning of this job there was a cast iron tub to remove and fabricate a walk in marble shower.This is how it looked when i first arrived This marble job is a start to finish walk in shower completely torn out and built from scratch. Marble work is a specialty service that many tile guys don't have the expertise to do correctly. Marble is one of the softest materials I install I always recommend against use on floors because of the ease of scratching and the maintenance required to keep it looking good over the years. This blog walks the reader through the process of the entire installation from start to finish with text and photos .this is the first of 3 blogs that will be entitled " MARBLE DAYS" each marble blog will be more elaborate than the last. This first one was the easiest of the 3 installations;  the other 2 bloggs will be forthcoming soon regards chris

Tape Outline for New Marble Shower Installation
Tape Outline Where the New Walk-In Marble Shower Will Be

Here is the side view and the blue tape outlines where the new shower will be

Marble Materials to Be Installed in a Brick Pattern w/ Hexagon Tile on Show Walls and Soap Boxes
Marble Materials to Be Installed in a Brick Pattern w/ Hexagon Tile on Show Walls and Soap Boxes

This is the marble material that will be installed brick pattern on walls hexagon tile on floor and inside soap boxes

Cast iron bathtub broken up in pieces with sledge hammer
Aftermath of 9 lb. Sledge Hammer!

Cast iron bathtub broken up in pieces with 9 lb sledge light enough to carry down stairs
Rubber membrane installed with drain to dry in shower floor
Rubber Membrane in Shower Floo

Rubber membrane installed with drain to dry in shower floor

Hardi board installed in soap boxes and sealed with caulk creating a barrier
Hardi Board Over Soap Boxes With Cualk

  Hardi board installed in soap boxes and sealed with caulk creating a barrier

All Hardi board corners sealed with calk so shower will never leak

All Hardi board corners sealed with calk so shower will never leak

Hardi Board on Top of Curb
Hardi Board on Top of Curb

Hardi board installed on top of curb NEVER NAIL ON INSIDE OF CURB!

Redgard Waterproofing Membrane Paint
Redgard Waterproofing Membrane Paint

Redguard waterproofing paint on membrane as a added insurance that shower never leaks before marble installation

vertical row of marble bullnose

First row of tile installed perfectly level ready to run up rest of walls. See the vertical row of marble bullnose that starts off the finished wall

                                    Concrete floor creating slope to drain

Concrete floor creating slope to drain ready to tile

Wall box partially tiled with hexagon tile in back

Wall box partially tiled with hexagon tile in back

Partially laid marble wall using level

Another view of partially laid wall notice level used to check each of course

Finished shower ceiling-tile walls nearly complete

Walls almost finished ceiling done

Bullnose tile finishing ceiling where the marble ends

Detailed photo of bullnose finishing ceiling where marble ends

Soap boxes with bullnose bottom shelf with slight angle toward inside  of shower

Finished soap box and wall

Finished ceiling and wall with bullnose tile

Finished ceiling wall and bullnose

Finished marble hexagon tile shower floor

Finished hexagon shower floor