Waterproofing...how far do you go?

Laila619September 20, 2012

Is it necessary to waterproof the bathroom tile floor too? Or just the shower? I'm thinking just the shower walls/shower floor should suffice, but do people generally do the bathroom tile floor also? Thanks!

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mongoct

In general, a waterproofing membrane is a part of the shower floor, the shower walls, and the curb.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 11:53PM
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Laila619

Mongo,

Thanks! So I can get away with not doing the floor outside the shower I guess?

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 1:51AM
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mongoct

"So I can get away with not doing the floor outside the shower I guess?"

Correct. If it's a "typical" shower with a curb, then the wet area that needs a waterproofing membrane will only be the curb and the area inside the shower.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 8:55AM
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Laila619

Thank you, Mongo! Appreciate it.

I may go ahead and do it all though for peace of mind, hehe. Tile guy said it's really not that much more work or expense.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 3:28PM
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