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Old 07-21-2017, 12:03 AM   #1
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How to waterproof my shower?


We are restoring our 72 Tradwind, we decided to seperate the shower and toilet. So toilet stays where it was before (rear right) and shower will go on the rear left corner. We are planning to tile the floor (where the shower is) and the shower wall (that seperates the beroom from shower). So the question is, what should we use for the walls and the floor (beside tiles) to make it waterproof? What kind of paint, or special sealant spray should we use? Please share your knowledge..

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Old 07-21-2017, 02:10 AM   #2
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I doubt if a tile shower floor will hold up very well in a trailer.
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:07 PM   #3
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Hello, I plan on incorporating tile into my wet bath remodel for my '83 280 motorhome. I have found this article from Hoffman Architecture very helpful.

Good luck and post pics!
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:45 PM   #4
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How to waterproof my shower?

Have you considered a schluter kerdi system approach?

This is the choice product for high end bathrooms and steam showers. Kerdi matt in particular can be formed to the curves of the trailer if needed.

It's not cheap and you have to know what you are doing on the install but if you want a truly waterproof approach nothing beats it.

While you are at it spend the extra $$ while waterproofing the shower / bathroom floor and lay down a schluter DITRA heat system... nothing beats stepping out of the shower onto a nice warm tile floor

If you want to go old school then you should definitely deploy the red guard regardless of the backing material you choose...
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