Tile experts--Is this shower tile installation correct?
We are interviewing a contractor to remodel our master bath & bedroom. Here is his description of work to install the shower:
Install mortar bed to shower floor to slope towards drain.
Install fiberglass shower pan.
Install second mortar bed for tile installation.
Install hardi-backer to shower walls.
Install tile to bath floor, shower floor and walls, toilet area and grout. (Labor)
We've interviewed two of his former clients, both of whom are very pleased with his work and recommend him highly. One homeowner sent me photos of his bathroom remodel project, which shows the step by step installation of the shower. I'll send the photos in sequence in separate postings because I can't figure out how to include all of them in this post
My question is: Do the work description and these photos show the correct installation of the shower?
I've seen so many photos of poorly installed shower beds on GW that I want to make sure that ours will be correctly installed. Is is correct to not have waterproofing membrane on the walls? Is it correct to have no membrane between the plywood & studs & the concrete?
Please let me know what you think.