Forum Title: Is This Insane? (bathroom Reno)
Hi all, long time reader, first time poster! Here's my situation. Got a call about a bathroom remodel. Went to check it out and it looks like a great, simple project. For the most part.... Part of the remodel involves removing an old built in tub in a shower/tub combo. The walls are just painted lathe and plaster... no tile or wall liner of any kind, right down to the tub. This is the client's only shower, they use it every day, and have had no mould problems. When we remove the tub, we will obviously be cutting a portion of the plaster away to remove the tub and install a new one. We will also be doing some damage to the wall with all the plumbing fixtures are in. I have suggested installing tile as the new tub surround so we can properly patch the damage with a product like densshield, then waterproof and tile over everything. The client absolutely loves the look of the bare painted plaster walls and does not want to tile the tub surround and would prefer us to somehow keep the look the tub/shower has now. I've been a journeyman carpenter for 10 years... and I don't think I've ever seen a tub or shower that wasn't lined with something. It seems like an absolute disaster for water damage. Before I flat out refuse to do it, is there any way of achieving this look properly? I'm relatively young and wasn't around during the lathe and plaster days, so there may be some old tricks or advice i could use.
Category: General Contractor Post By: JENNIFER MILLER (Hayward, CA), 03/13/2018

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