This is a run of the mill “builder grade” shower common to the area.
Before removing the tiles a small amount of mildew was visible around the bottom row of tile.
In our experience where there is a little mildew visible, there is much more of it hiding behind the tile.
As you can see, the water damage extended all the way through the sheetrock and into the insulation.
Here you can see the new shower has been completely framed and covered with cement board.
Here I am working on the pre-slope layer of the floor. This important step is often omitted by other tile setters, but it is one of the most important things that can be done to ensure that the new shower holds water.
Here is Terry working on the waterproofing.
This is the all important liner that provides the waterproof layer of the shower pan.
Here the cement board is being installed on the entry of the shower.
And the final mortor bed has been laid. The floor tiles will be laid directly on top of this.
Now it is all ready for tile. See how the surfaces are completely incased in cement board.
Here is the tile floor after it was installed. Please note that we reccommend 2×2 tiles for a better look and slope.
This generous corner bench is perfect for sitting or shaving.