Super Shower ONE: demo and framing

This post describes the demo and prep steps for transforming a terrible bathroom space into a groovy vintage-modern spa shower space. It took a lot of work, and so the description is pretty long. If you’d like to skip ahead to the actual tile install and finish steps, then just click this “Super Shower TWO: making the actual shower!” link. But, if you’re interested to … Continue reading Super Shower ONE: demo and framing

Stylish Shower Replacement, part deux!

This post describes the process of fixing a remarkably badly done shower install. If you’d like the demo diagnosis background for this project, then check out Part Uno. If you’d instead just like to see how to install a completely watertight shower, then read on! The Material Challenge Folks often mistakenly believe that tile is waterproof. While some types of tile are indeed nearly waterproof, … Continue reading Stylish Shower Replacement, part deux!

Stylish Shower Replacement, part uno!

This post describes yet another ‘custom’ tile shower install fail. It was almost one of the most strangely bad shower construction installs I’ve seen. While I’d previously encountered shower installs done with no waterproofing at all and the most bizzare ‘waterproofing’ imaginable, this job was another first. How do you use all the (mostly) right ingredients to construct a shower that is completely wrong? Read … Continue reading Stylish Shower Replacement, part uno!

The Seam-y Side of Stone Pebble Mosaics

Natural stone mosaic tile is a popular choice for shower and bathroom floors nowadays. And it can be a great way to add natural color and flair to a renovation design. However using natural stone mosaics can also result in annoyingly obvious seams. Human brains are really great at pattern recognition. So it can be difficult to hide the seams between individual mosaic tile mats for a perfectly uniform looking final result. Read on if you’d like some tips for installing seamless stone tile mosaics! Continue reading The Seam-y Side of Stone Pebble Mosaics