The Importance of rough materials in your new shower
The code is a king - Pull a permit!
First, Lets talk about demo and preps...
Demo to the studs means purification!
From our experience. The average homeowner will look into remodeling the bathroom every 15-20 years.
And if you just got the house/apt and you want to know How old is my bathroom?
you can get a sense how old is the bathroom from the tiles, plumbing fixtures and codes (Bath exhaust fan, GFCI etc.)
There are few reasons to demo the bathrooms to the studs:
-Its filthy! Even if it looks clean. with years, humidity and moisture will penitreat the walls and will create a perfect habitat for bacteria. Research shows that just on your bathtub surface you will have 120,000 bacteria per sq inch!