I'm fixing to do a complete rip out and replace with my bathroom. Tub, tile and vanity (I'll keep the toilet). I've done tile before but nothing else with the bathroom.What am I in for and any helpful tips?
>>2167719Doooooo the toilet! At least replace your wax ring and recaulk
>>2167722That's a valid point. The toilet is about 5 years old and it's a high efficiency one so it isn't cheap but i can and will replace the wax ring.
>>2167719Have a can of insect spray handy. Ants love damp dark areas of wood framing.
>>2167719Use appropriate adhesive/mortar for your time, use normal grout (and seal it) and take time to make sure everything lines up in all 3 axes
>>2168028For your tile*****
For tile, do you guys screw down the backer board or mortar it down?
>>2167719We need pics, and is this being done on a slab?
>>2168061No it's in the second floor so it's on wood.
>>2168032Against the wood frame, you’d use screws. I like stainless, with star-shaped (torx) drive heads.
>>2168156Can I just use drywall screws?
>>2168294Sure. Depending on moisture, they may rust and weaken in 20-30 years. Stainless is for the obsessed, like me.
>>2168296Nice. I got boxes upon boxes on deep discount and I'm sure my wife will want to change the tile again before that time frame.
Here's a tip I learned from the people who built my house: You can save money by grouting the wall tiles onto regular drywall instead of using concrete board.
>>2168381thats hack bullshit, your studs are going to warp from moisture
>>2168381>regular drywall>instead of cement board>at the very least, not using greenboard Enjoy your mold
>>2168381This is a recipient for disaster within a few years.
>>2168381Pls say sike
>>2168384>>2168386>>2168403>>2169499Guys, I'm pretty sure that post was sarcastic and making fun of the cheap, shitty labor that goes into new construction.
>>2168294Never use drywall screws on anything that flexesThey shear right off