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    Shower Remodeling materials

    Lets talk about matertials that others have used or contemplated using to remodel the showers on your boat.

    The showers seem to be constructed with what appears to be plywood that has vinyl wallpaper glued to it. We all know this is not a great construction technique, but it has lasted almost two decades.

    I want to refinish the shower, and am considering my options.

    One choice would be to remove the wallpaper, and glue something to the existing walls if there is no moisture damage. Formica comes to mind for this purpose.

    If there is moisture damage I could replace the wall material and clad it with something. This is where I’d like to ponder the choices.

    One suggestion is to replace the walls with a product that is constructed of a substrate that already has a finished surface. There are several on the market one being FIBO which is a marine grade plywood clad in a tile look plastic. Gary has a great post and photos of this.

    I just had a shower at my house redone and the tile guy replaced the whole wall facing with a foam product from the Schluter company. This is it appears the state of the art in tile work right now. This “foam board” is light weight and 100% waterproof. I could then adhere anything to it including tile. That would be heavy though as the tile for my home shower was several hundred pounds.

    What have you guys used or considered for a shower remodel?

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


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    My shower/tub in my 3988 has seen a lot of use in it's22 years especially after 13 years as a full timer. Water leakage at the seams and around the tub had intruded the original half inch formica covered ply at the joints and there were some soft spots, not a lot but I had to do something. I work in new home sales for a medium sized builder and stumbled across a product called FIBO which is a 3/8 inch norwegian marine plywood with a ceramic tile look embossed on it. They guarantee it waterproof for 15 years. After many emails and calls I ordered it from BC shipped to here in the Toronto area and while I was away on a weeks vacation one of our best finishing carpenters overclad it onto my existing panels. It was about 900 CDN for the area I chose to do but there was no ripping out involved and the finish is great.
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      #3
      I like that! What I like is that from your description you have a product that is not dependent on a edge being sealed.

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


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        #4
        It comes in 2 foot by 8 foot sheets with an interlocking waterproof joint. They sell aluminum extrusions for the bottom hangers, inside and outside corners and the caulk for it. Done properly it looks like a ceramic tiled wall.
        I am happy with the results. The finishing carpenter was really good, I cannot find the panel joints.
        https://fibosystemcanada.com/

        https://fibosystemcanada.com/install...o-accessories/
        "Adios Dinero"
        1997 3988 with new 330 Cummins
        Photo Credit: Whiskywizard

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          #5
          this is what I use for shower stalls... https://www.lowes.com/search?searchT...skin+frp+panel
          its extremely easy to work with, much more durable than premade shower specific "surrounds".... it has edge and corner moldings that you can buy to give it a nice finished edge and inside or outside corners (or you can construct your own teak molding if you prefer, which ive done for a different finished look) and it can all be glued on with liquid nails or some other construction adhesive. mechanical fasteners can be used, but then there is always the chance of leaks at the fasteners..

          they also have 2 different grades of pvc panels, one is heavier gauge than the other, but the FRP panels are the best and the price is only slightly higher at my local store the 4x8 pvc panels are $26 light gauge, $29 heavy gauge, and the FRP panels are $33.... the FRP is the most rigid, but could still be wrapped around an 8" radius if required.... using a bit of heat, it could be wrapped around a considerably tighter radius....


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            #6
            Kevin, I remodel both our heads with FRP panels which i purchased from Lowes. Here are some pics of final product...

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              #7
              Two products I've seen that I thought would be well suited to a boat shower - the first is a local company called "Tub Cove". They are one of those "One day shower replacements" - their trick is that they have a heated bending brake that can do sheets of countertop laminate (formica etc), the result is a no-seam surround in any shape you want. The second is a similar company called "Granite Transformations" they use sheets made of a composite of granite chips and epoxy, the resulting product can be cut, sanded, bent etc and seams once epoxied are nearly invisible.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Amx1kjw View Post
                Kevin, I remodel both our heads with FRP panels which i purchased from Lowes. Here are some pics of final product...
                Looks very nice!!

                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


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                  #9
                  Originally posted by njosephson View Post
                  Two products I've seen that I thought would be well suited to a boat shower - the first is a local company called "Tub Cove". They are one of those "One day shower replacements" - their trick is that they have a heated bending brake that can do sheets of countertop laminate (formica etc), the result is a no-seam surround in any shape you want. The second is a similar company called "Granite Transformations" they use sheets made of a composite of granite chips and epoxy, the resulting product can be cut, sanded, bent etc and seams once epoxied are nearly invisible.
                  I’m going to have to look up the granite one. That sounds tempting!

                  KEVIN SANDERS
                  4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                  Whats the weather like on the boat
                  https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                  Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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