Do you know how hard it is to demolish a 3 alcove tile shower walls? It is definitely the hardest part of the job. But it's so worth it to be able to rebuild something beautiful and modern in its place.
Sorry. I forgot to snap a pic of the toilet and vanity before ripping them out of there. The vanity was demolished, but the toilet was saved for reinstall, so you'll get to see it later.
Oh dear. It's all gone now. Nothing but guts and bones.
These guts happen to be in the way of our new bathroom design. They're gonna have to move.
These are the old bathtub guts that are actually connected allllllll the way across the floor underneath to the vanity and toilet. But hey, it's already there, and it works just fine. Well, except for the one slow leak happens right here, as you can see from the tin pan underneath.
Here's how we reworked the guts. I don't know why, but I like the look of new plumbing. Anyways, as you can see, there is big hole in this floor where we're about to install a new corner shower. So, we're gonna have to do something about that.
There we go. That's better.
Now, we've attached our vertical for the shower drain. In hindsight, we should have made it much longer and cut it down to size later. Live and learn.
New 3/4" subfloor installed. Same exact thickness as the old tongue and groove boards around it.
Using shims to create a level surface for the shower pan to be installed here.
New second layer of subfloor being installed. See now why I should have made my shower drain pipe longer?
Installation is now installed.
Insulation is boring.
It makes you itchy.
Water Resistant Hardie Board for the shower. I forgot to take a picture of it, but yes, there is a 6 mil vapor barrier under them boards.
Mold and mildew resistant Gypsum Board to cover the walls. It's important to use this in bathrooms if you're going to install sheetrock.
First coat of compound. Can I go home now. Compounding is boring.
Waterproofed the gaps between the shower boards. Leak proof shower.
Second coat of compound. Oh look, a UFO.
My favorite part. Tiling. Here's the first wall.
Wall is grouted and cleaned, but not quite yet complete. Notice anything though?
You guessed it!!! Heated subfloors. If notice the issue that needs to be corrected, don't worry. It was corrected.
Final *yawn* coat of compound.
And here you can see we've floated a skimcoat of compound over all the other walls.