Tile Replacement in Portion of Bathroom
We have a home built in the late 1920s with hexagonal tile in a hall bath. A previous owner ripped out the original tub and placed a clawfoot tub in the same spot, but there is no tile under the tub. Is there a way I could tile under the tub without pulling up the hexagonal tile, which is in pretty good shape? A repair person suggested placing a cement board under the area and tiling that in something complimentary, such as marble. Would that work?