Anyway, the shower in the master bath is trying as hard as it can to force my hand. From the day we bought the house, the original tile has had major mildew problems (standard 48x36 shower) that I've been fighting all along.
I'm now thinking that a quick, temporary solution might be to take down the metal shower doors (standard two-door glass/metal slider) and literally glue 3 pieces of thin vinyl sheets that I've seen at Home Depot (rather nicely in the style and color of my existing shower) right to the existing tile. Then I could put the metal door frame and doors back up and I'd be set for a decent period with very little concern for mildew buildup, etc. Plus any existing mildew would die and dry up behind the tile so that when it does come time to tear it all down, things should be rather dry and problem free.
Would this work? Is there a better solution that meets the needs? The mildew is at a point where much of it has saturated into the grout in spots and doesn't come clean. Bleach helps but even that is providing limited results now.