Many tile contractors have their own preference of products to use for a tile shower and I would say there’s a lot of great products on the market when it comes down to mortar, waterproofing, grout etc… One of my go-to products for grouting is QuartzLock2 for many reasons: Color consistent from batch to batch Pre-mixed in a bucket Longer working time (close the bucket and take a break - … [Read more...] about Grouting a Tile Shower with QuartzLock2 (a premium product)
A shower faucet can be as simple or complicated as you prefer and like many, focus is steering away from a standard single handle faucet to spa-type configurations with multiple shower heads, spray wands, body sprays etc… (let’s face it, all we do is work nowadays so more time in the shower is a mini-vacation…). Bathroom remodeling is like clockwork for me and after 15 years in the business I was … [Read more...] about Shower Faucets and Body Sprays (Plumbing Rough-In)
After browsing around a few contractor, homeowner and photo-type forums I took notice to some proudly posted photos that I thought were less than desirable based on the tile layout. My first thought was, "What is a proper way to place the tile so that everything matches up nice...?" and thought that would be a good topic for a blog. Anyway, before I can answer that I'll start off with a few … [Read more...] about Tile Shower Layout
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!!!
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?
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?