How to Tile a Shower Wall

How to Tile a Shower Wall2020-09-12T23:17:51+00:00

How to Tile a Shower Wall.

How to Tile a Shower WallHow to Tile a Shower Wall. Fairfax Contractor is an expert in installing new tile in a bathroom remodeling project. There is method we have used to install tile in your Northern Virginia bathroom for  40 years. The method on how to tile a shower wall depends on when your house is built. Many homes in Arlington and Alexandria were built ceramic tile placed on a mud tile technique. After the 1960s most shower tile was just installed writer with the drywall. As advances came in the correct installation of tile in the shower the times change, and contractors started using green board. Green board drywall is simply a waterproof project but clearly not the best choice in today’s world. Fairfax Contractor will give you a brief history on how to tile a shower wall over the years. Yes the times and installation practices have changed to correctly install a shower tile wall. Soon new products such as Hardy backer or Durock® became the industry standard for preparation of a tile shower wall. Lately because of changed codes and practices utilize these Portland based shower panels, in our bathroom remodeling projects. Now Fairfax Contractor uses RedGaurd waterproofing over the Hardy backer or Durock®. For more information on Fairfax Contractor bathroom remolding in Northern Virginia click this link.

Removing Shower Tile

Removing shower tile can be quite easy or difficult depending on the age of the home. If your original shower tile was installed on steel lath the process of removing the existing tile is quite laborious. But removing a tile shower wall that was built with steel lath and mortar can be much more expensive of the project than newer homes that had the tile installed on drywall. Whatever the case is Fairfax Contractor will be able to remove your existing shower wall tile, and shower base/bathtub. This Once the demolition part of retelling your shower walls has been completed we will go to the next step. The next step is to make sure that the framing behind your shower walls has not become compromised. If water has leaked into the framing walls of your shower they will need to be replaced. We will then set your bathtub, or shower tub. Older shower controls may be needed to be replaced because of the changing of codes in Virginia that require a safety scalding device that probably was not installed in your existing bathroom. Once your bathrooms bathtub, or shower base had been installed by a licensed contractor. We will then install Hardy Backer or Durock® on the walls that are to be tiled.

How to Use RedGaurd  In Our Shower Tile Installs

redguard shower waterproofing showers northern virginiaHow to Use RedGaurd  In Our Shower Tile Installs. RedGaurd  is a  product will ensure that water will not infiltrate your shower walls and is required by code in many areas including the state of Virginia. Redgaurd is manufactured by Custom Building This product will ensure that water will not infiltrate your shower walls and is required by code in many areas including the state of Virginia. Redgaurd is manufactured by Custom Building Products. RedGaurd is a backup system when installing shower wall systems. We apply this membrane to ensure that no water can lead through your shower wall into the studs of your Northern Virginia home. This is a fantastic product that creates a moisture barrier so when you install your ceramic tile it will be next to impossible for water to infiltrate into the framing of your home. If you want to create a perfect tiled shower we strongly recommend, and use this product on all of our bathroom remodeling projects in Northern Virginia. Did the research, and you can do it, your contractor should be using this product if you are remodeling your bathroom. This is how to install tile on shower wall. is a backup system when installing shower wall systems. We apply this membrane to ensure that no water can lead through your shower wall into the studs of your Northern Virginia home. This is a fantastic product that creates a moisture barrier so when you install your ceramic tile it will be next to impossible for water to infiltrate into the framing of your home. If you want to create a perfect tiled shower we strongly recommend, and use this product on all of our bathroom remodeling projects in Northern Virginia. Did the research, and you can do it, your contractor should be using this product if you are remodeling your bathroom.

Installing Tile On Shower Walls

Installing shower wall tiles needs to be done in a very careful way so that your bathroom remodeling project is darn near perfect. The first step Fairfax Contractor make sure of is we plan the layout of the tile. This means that the tile is laid out symmetrically so that is centered on the project. We typically use the very best Portland-based thin set mastic to set our tile. We install many different types of tile that includes subway tile, natural stone tile, ceramic tile, and of course porcelain tile. And our designers at Fairfax  Contractor will work with you to find the perfect look and style of your tile. We always use a latex modified thin set mortar to set our tile projects. We will work with the levels, and spacers to make sure that the tile that is laid in your shower is spot on perfect. Once the tile has been set on your shower walls. We will grout the tile with either a sanded or on- sanded grout depending on the spacing of the tile. Once the grout is been applied, we will take great care in cleaning any residue from the grout. The final step in the process is to seal the grout so that it is not mold or mildew.

Where And How We Install Tile Shower Walls In Northern Virginia

Fairfax Contractor installs tile showers  in the Northern Virginia Counties including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County VA. We also do tile projects in the following Fairfax County cities including Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstown, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, and the Vienna, Virginia. Fairfax Contractor also is licensed to do work in Arlington County, including the cities of Arlington Forest, Ballston Crossings, Cherrydale, Claremont, Rivercrest, Westover, and Yorktown, Virginia. In Loudoun County, we install all types of home improvement projects in the cities of Ashburn, Aldie, Bristow, Dulles, Countryside, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, South Riding, and Stone Ridge Virginia. And finally, we work in the cities of, Prince William County, including Dumfries, Dale City, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Occoquan, Triangle, York Shire, and Woodbridge Virginia.

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