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johnfrwhipple
08-01-2011, 08:23 PM
Many free standing tubs are not waterproofed and this one little step can cause a whole host of problems down the road. It is advisable and many times required by local code to do this step.

Here is a look at a new project here in North Vancouver where we used some 1/2" Hardi Board and some Mapei HPG for the backer board.

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz314/jfrwhipple/Waterproofing%20a%20stand%20alone%20tub/Screenshot2011-08-01at80632PM.png

The tile detail also includes a nice large niche detail and like the rest was clad in Hardi Board and covered with HPG.

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz314/jfrwhipple/Waterproofing%20a%20stand%20alone%20tub/Screenshot2011-08-01at80651PM.png

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz314/jfrwhipple/Waterproofing%20a%20stand%20alone%20tub/Screenshot2011-08-01at80703PM.png

This is a kids bathroom and I'm sure the niche will receive lots of play time and lots of splashing. With a seat like this tub has perhaps even Mom and Dad will add to the problem. ;)