Fairfax Contractor is an expert in installing new tile in a bathroom remodeling project. There is the method we have used to install tile in your Northern Virginia bathroom for 40 years. Depending on when your house is built. Many homes in Arlington and Alexandria were built by installing ceramic tiles on mud techniques. After the 1960s, most shower tiles were installed on the drywall. As time passed, construction methods changed, and rather than mud or drywall, contractors began using what is known as the green board. Green board drywall is simply waterproofed drywall.
Yes, the times and installation practices have changed as new products such as Hardy backer or Durock® became the industry standard for preparing a tile shower wall. Lately, changes to building codes and practices are now recognizing the benefits of utilizing these Portland-based shower panels; in our bathroom remodeling projects, Fairfax Contractor uses RedGard waterproofing over the Hardy backer or Durock® For a superior installation. For more information on Fairfax Contractor bathroom remolding in Northern Virginia, click this link.