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Old 03-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Tile Shower ?

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I was wondering if anyone here had done a tile shower / bath area in a restore ? I really don't like the cheap look of fiberglass showers but I am afraid that the twisting and bumping a trailer takes might make tile fail.

Anyone have any thoughts or experience with tile ?

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Old 03-19-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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.........but I am afraid that the twisting and bumping a trailer takes might make tile fail.

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I'd be thinking the same thing, that and I don't think you need to drag all that extra weight around with you.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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As much flex as a trailer will have, once you leave the flat floor area, you will have problems with seams opening, at the corners and long runs up the wall.
I replaced the carpet under the toilet with tile, weight for a 2x2 foot area not a problem, flat to floor with edges under the trim molding.
Trailers are designed for lightness, and you would be adding about 50 square feet.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:35 PM   #4
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Hi All

I was wondering if anyone here had done a tile shower / bath area in a restore ? I really don't like the cheap look of fiberglass showers but I am afraid that the twisting and bumping a trailer takes might make tile fail.

Anyone have any thoughts or experience with tile ?

T
Remember, that the shell flexes, inside and out.

Rigid ceramic tiled surfaces in an Airstream won't last.

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Old 03-19-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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This guy did it: Pro Portfolio: Architect Matthew Hofmann remodels Airstream into live-work space | L.A. at Home | Los Angeles Times

It's beautiful, but who knows how long it will look like that!
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I agree with all of the above. Why push it? Virtually everything in a mobile unit flexes.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:07 PM   #7
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That is what I thought, it was actually that Matt Hoffman trailer I saw and his shower was what made me want to do mine in that way.

I should let you all know I am not doing an Airstream, I am actually building out a living quarters in an all aluminum horse trailer, and am going to do it in a way far more akin to a nice mid century mod with a cowboy twist, than a horse trailer.

This forum is far superior to any other I have lurked through and my father in law is a member here and suggested I would do far better here than the horse trailer oriented forums, and I agree so I hope you let me stay ...

That trailer is parked not far from my parents home and next time I am in Santa Barbara I may just have to go knock on his door.

Thanks !
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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I want to redo our shower, and I'm thinking of sheet stainless. You might look at aluminum tiles, yes, they exist, but also use a good brush on membrane- expensive but good at keeping the water from getting behind the tiles, wicking down the walls and destroying the plywood. Also, with a ceramic tile shower, if its on one side of the trailer, you're adding significant weight to the trailer eccentrically.
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