1957 Rambler original shower tile

snowmaidenSeptember 12, 2012

My pink tiled shower is missing grout in a bunch of the wall tiles. What do I need to do before I attempt to regrout the wall? I know water has gotten behind the tile. I pried on tile off the bottom to see what was behind it, but I have no clue what I am looking for! I can upload a picture if needed.

The tile, and probably the grout, is original to my house which was built in 1957. The walls in my house are plaster, not sheetrock.

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It should probably be a mortar bed of grey mortar covering wire lathe, which would be covered by the mortar and not seen, in this age of house. Sometimes you will see the wire lathe where there are any cutouts for recessed soap dishes or such should you remove those.

Please post a picture :)

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 7:41PM
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Of course water has gotten behind the tile. Neither tile nor grout are waterproof. The waterproofing is done before the tile goes up.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 10:57PM
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My first thought was, how did you fit a shower inside your car?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 7:40AM
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