Having a tub liner and surround installed (by contractor) and plan on re-doing the rest of the bathroom myself. I know my current floor has several layers and will need to stripped down to a new subfloor. Don't think there will be an issue there. My walls currently have what I think is called MARLITE paneling. Assuming these panels were glued to the existing walls, when these panels come off, pretty sure it's going to tear up the wall underneath, so will probably have to be replaced. That being said, if I want to end up with just painted walls,should I use regular drywall or use a cement board or similar material? Any help is appreciated. thanx.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Stan G,
Kind of doing this backwards.
Should have been redo all the walls then have the enclosure installed, now you stuck having to work around them and dealing with a seam on the outside edges.
Depends on your local codes. In my area you have to use a moisture resistant wallboard.
Unless your tiling there is no need for cement board.
What you have to do depends on how bad the wall is when that junk is removed.
I find it a lot easier in most cases to just rip it all down and start over.
Thanx for the reply. Guess I should've been clearer in the description. Haven't started anything yet. Contractor is waiting on me to finish my part before he does the install. Your suggestion was what I was expecting to do, just wanted some verification.
If it was mine I'd be installing a nail on not a glued on enclosure.
It gets installed directly to the studs and the sheet rocks installed around it.
It's going to be about 3 times a thick and look and feel much better.
No need for a contractor if you know how to pound a nail and drill a hole with a hole saw.
Unfortunately, that part of the decision was taken out of my hands, if you catch my drift. My preference was to retile the tub/shower. However...
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