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Michael
Does Re-Tile Shower Stall Always Require new Backer Board?
Michael

So here is the thing.  The previous owners of our house must have used an incompetent tile guy becuase the (larege format) tiles in our shower are all loose and can be lifted away without much effort.  Perhaps the tile were not back-buttered properly or the wrong thin set was used.

Here is the question:  If the tiles can be easily removed with no significant damage to the underlying backer board, can it simply be re-used as-is in place (maybe apply some additional waterproofing material)?

 

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