Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

Yesterday we wrote about how we leveled the top of the carpet in the adjacent bedroom to the top of the floor tile in the bathroom.

Today I wanted to show you the approach taken to re-create the tiled vertical skirt in the back of the bathtub.

If you recall, as part of our bathroom floor tiling project we had to remove the tiled skirt in the back of the bathtub.

bathtub rear skirt frame Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

So, once the floor tile was laid we needed to create this skirt once again. In the above picture you can see the wood frame in place at the back of the bathtub over on the right.

So, to finish the rear tub skirt, Bennett first used some left over cement board and attached it to the wood frame.

bathtub rear skirt in progress Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

This was followed by using some of the left over wall tile on top of the cement board.

adhesive glue for tile Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

You can see in the above picture that he used construction adhesive to apply the tile to the board, rather than using standard tile mud.

applying wall tile to custom bathtub rear skirt Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

Bennett went one row at a time, using small pieces of cardboard as spacers between the tiles to keep their spacing uniform and symmetrical.

tile awaiting grout Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

Once all the tiles were in place, he then applied the grout.

bathtub tiled and grouted custom skirt Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

The next day all I had to do was to use a couple of damp cloths to wipe the dried grout which left a powder coating to tile and the job was done.

So, all that is left to do is to apply caulking to the various areas for cosmetic purposes and this project is completed.

We will do that in a few days so that we only have to take time once to apply the finishing cosmetic caulking, once everything is dry.

I hope you have enjoyed going through the many aspects of our bathroom floor tiling project and can use some of our techniques in your own such home maintenance project. If you started part way through and want to go through this project from the begining you can do so by access here the first article in our bathroom floor tiling project.

However, now that the home renovation project is done, what am I going to do with all the waste and debris which our weekly garbage collection will not pick up, like much of this?

 Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

Well, I was recently introduced to the Bagster by WM (Waste Management), the dumpster in a bag, which is right sized for DIY home renovations.

 Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

You can access my Bagster review to see how I used it.

Or, you can go directly to the Bagster web site to learn more about this product.

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Comments

  1. Aaron Blake says:

    I have a very similar tub situation where I would like to build a flush skirt end as you tiled here. I want a corner tub that is two sided skirted. I could not tell how the rest of the tub was installed in your pictures. Is this a drop -in style tub? If so how do you do the tiled wall details at the tub lip/tile wall interface without a tile flange?

  2. Dan says:

    Hi Aaron,

    My apologies for the delay in responding to your question on the flush skirt.

    If I understand your question correctly, prior to the wall being tiled the tub was carried in and measurements taken for the placement of the drain, hot / water pipes, etc..

    Then, with the tub removed out of the bathroom, the wall was tiled, grouted, cleaned, etc.

    Once done, the tub was brought back into the bathroom and placed into position. Once the plumbing was completed, measurements were then taken for the vertical skirt frames, and so on.

    I hope that answers your questions.

    Dan

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