Dumawall tiles over existing tile in bath/shower

Joan wanted to update her bathroom, did some research and ordered a type of PVC tile from Dumawall. I installed them according to the instructions. It was such an easy product to work with – for the first project – the bathtub.

The reason they are so easy is because there is no prep other than to clean the existing tiles. They are glued on with Loctite. No grouting is needed as they interlock, similar to flooring. They provide a kit with inside and outside corners as well.

The shower was harder – but only because it had more corners (ie. the bench) and everything had to be levelled so carefully. That is the one issue I can see for DIYers–getting an area like this level. There is not much forgiveness with the 1/16″ gap between tiles–if you are out even an eighth of an inch, it will be very obvious by the time you get to the top of the shower! I put a bead of silicone behind the joints where there would be more water…and made sure to seal all the corners later as well.

Lastly was some crown moulding 🙂 I don’t necessarily recommend putting it above a shower area, but have seen it done before with no issues, and with plenty of paint and caulking…should be just fine.

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