We are redoing a bathroom and one of the changes is to replace a
shower curtain with a shower door for the tub. The problem is that
the shower curtain rod is drilled into the ceramic tiles such that
four 4" tiles are damaged on each wall. The shower door end pieces
will be about four inches below that height. The holes are pretty
obvious from the doorway of the bathroom. The house is 27 yrs old, so
there is little chance of finding the same ceramic tile to match.
Moreover, I really hate to take out all three tile walls, and redo the
bath area. The existing wall is in good shape and the tile solidly on
the wall. The ideas we have had so far are:
To just fill the holes as best we can. Since the holes can be seen
from the doorway it will look a bit tacky. However, this is the
We considered a tub surround to go over the tile to match the new
vanity, but were floored by the $1200 bill for Swanstone.
I can retile the entire area, but again I hate to take out a good wall
and start all over. Cetainly new tile would be much cheaper than the
surround (monetarily, not work-wise).
We also thought of taking out the four tiles that the screwholes
impinge on, and replacing with some kind of decorative tile of a
So what am interested in is, what others have done in a similar
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