This post describes the least invasive way to retile a shower floor. The conventional “fix” for problematic shower tile is to simply rip everything out and start over completely. However, if the shower is not leaking then it can be possible to simply tile over top of the existing shower floor tile to fix drainage or other issues. Want to learn how to do this without causing future problems? Then read on for a detailed example! Continue reading A Shower Floor Re-tile
This project started as a challenge to fix a 30-ish year old custom shower with some cool late 80s features like glass block wall, ‘foyer’, and wall nozzles. But, the shower also had some not so cool ‘features’ like kinda grungy and uneven floor tile and unfortunate accent stripes: But most importantly, the shower was leaking from the base. Not good. So this project started … Continue reading Custom Shower Upgrade: part I
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!
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!
This post describes how to convert a tub or tub surround insert into a super awesome custom walk-in shower. Converting a tub to a shower on a slab foundation requires some advanced jackhammer drain re-plumbing. But the process is straightforward if you just follow the proper steps! Continue reading Another Tub to Shower Conversion