Re: Bathtub/shower fixtures
Posted by Terry Love on December 14, 1998 at 10:58:46:
In response to Re: Bathtub/shower fixtures

Mary,

You may want to pick him up a remodel book that shows pictures, and instructions. That will give you some ideas of what is possible.
You may want to replace the tub while you are at it, and then either tile the walls or use some sort of solid surface. Solid surfaces can be cultured marble, laminate or acrylic panels. These are glued over "greenboard".
If you use tile, the choices are many. Use a good quality backer board like Wonderboard, Redibacker, Durock. Standard tiles sizes are 4-1/4" and 6"
6" tiles have fewer grout lines and look very nice. There are tile supply stores that will also rent the tile cutters.
Make sure you install a pressure balanced tub/shower faucet. These mainly come in one handle faucets at this time. There are the rare two handle pressure balanced faucets (still hard to find) at this time. http://www.terrylove.com/faucets.htm
One piece fiberglass tub/shower "stalls" are fine if you have the room "gutted" and have a large section of the outside wall off. I doubt that however that is the situation. Most of the time, you will be building the tub/shower into a three sided enclave.
I recommend having a glass company install the shower door when you are done. I don't like many of the kit glass packages. The glass company installer will make sure that the proper sill and sweep if needed, is there and done right.
Best regards,
Terry



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