There’s TONS of shower drain options and manufacturer’s on the market today. It can be a challenge just to find a drain that will match up with your preferred style and appearance but here are a few tips when making your selections: Make sure you can match up to your faucet finish (or you could make it easy and choose a tile-top drain…) Choose a drain that is manufactured by a reputable … [Read more...] about Wedge Wire Shower Drains – Bring that shower ALIVE!!!
Sure it will! Remodeling can be tough when there’s only one bathroom in the house, but taking proper steps throughout the project will ensure that the toilet can be useable at the end of each day’s work. Many “tile setters” don’t do much with plumbing, so be sure to keep that in mind when selecting your contractor. You will want a company that is competent and well versed in all phases of … [Read more...] about Will my toilet be functional during a Bathroom Remodel?
Stay calm and don’t panic, but now you have to face the fact that you have been taken. Every month, I receive a handful of phone calls with similar stories about unscrupulous contractors taking advantage of homeowners which creates an immediate call to action. Understandably, I can’t do much in these unfortunate situations because 90% of the budget has already been spent and I would be expected … [Read more...] about Oh NO! A Contractor took my money and didn’t finish the job… What should I do?
There are numerous selections to keep in mind when planning a bathroom project or shower installation and I've found one little knicknack that won’t burden your choices in faucet finishes! Tile Top drains (yep, No more plain drains...) have increased in popularity for a custom look and feel to your shower. These drains will allow you to choose any faucet finish or change the faucet finish years … [Read more...] about Adding Elegance to your shower with Tile Top Drains
We receive many calls about reconstructing and replacing a tile shower floor because of leaking but leaving the existing wall tile. This requires the tile contractor to remove a bottom section of the walls and floor, reconstruct the shower floor and wall sections, then tile the floor and patch the walls back in with tile. Traditional tile showers are built with moisture barriers attached to … [Read more...] about Can my tile shower be repaired… Or should I replace it?
Based upon the title of this blog, I’d bet that by the end you would think that I will have an exact answer for you… (Let’s see) When calling a contractor with this question you will most likely get a vague answer over the phone. Why? A contractor has to qualify a potential client by finding out what products you would like, your intended scope of work and the conditions of the work area. … [Read more...] about How much will my Bathroom Remodel cost?
Moldy grout or caulking in your shower may be a common and reoccurring hassle. Can it be replaced you ask? Sure it can but whom are you asking? (A Remodeling Professional or a Fly-by-Nighter…) You will find that many respected contractors do not want to be involved in replacing old grout for various reasons. They did not install the shower. Scraping out old grout can cause damage to … [Read more...] about My Shower is Moldy… Can I Replace the grout?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn7m7d0AJbA Many questions arise from clients with the cost involved in building a tile shower so we’d like to cover some of this key information with you! As there are many different methods to construct a shower depending on different areas, building requirements or layout we will cover the basics with applying a topical waterproofing product. Tile and … [Read more...] about Waterproofing a Tile Shower – Is it necessary?