I'm thinking of re-doing a shower stall that is currently tiled, and I
want a smooth surface without tiles (I don't care how nice the latest
whiz-bang grout is). The bathroom doorway is fairly narrow, but I
don't want to knock down any walls.
That is somewhat interesting, although I kinda wonder what I'd do for
the floor with the need for sloping to get the water to the existing
drain. I guess I could just leave the small floor tiles as is and get
some cheap slabs that don't clash with the floor color..
I have seen a TV program where they lined the shower with a solid surface
countertop material such as Corian. If you stay with tiles, change to large
sized ones, I just did a shower with 12" x 24" tiles, but some tiles are
even bigger, very few grout joints.
To hell with grout of any sort.
I used a tile that matched pure white silicone, (Actic Ice was the
pattern), used it to secure the tiles to Greenboard after insulating
behind with layers of Styrofoam.
Instead of grout joints, it was pure silicone. Won't let water past,
will acomodate any flexion, won't grow mold, won't stain easily.
Replaced a window in the space with glass block, used clear
silicone for those joints. Total cost with contractor-grade tile on
clearance, and several tubes of Silicone? Less than sixty dollars.
Way it looks after doing it over 15 years ago? Priceless.
Can't see that rascal without a picture.
Mine is made from a fiberglass pan and cultured marble sheets on 3 sides
with a glass door on the fourth side.
2 vertical silicone caulk seams and one around the base. The base goes in
before the green board and the slabs over that.
15 years and I really should pull out the old caulk and redo it. But what
Perhaps you get a terrazzo shower pan, then use tempered glass for the walls
and ceiling having the glass shop drill holes for the plumbing and a steam
vent. The light can be above the ceiling and shine in through the top. For
the corners have a sheet metal shop bend some polished stainless that the
glass can be inset and sealed. You can find some wall paper to paste behind
the glass or perhaps get uncut sheets of dollar bills for the wall paper.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
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