Installing a Grab Bar

grab-bar

 Whether due to age or injury, it may be required to have something to aid us from getting out of the tub or just to grab onto if we feel ourselves falling in the shower. Grab bars should be fastened to something solid and not just anchored into the tile and partially into the substrate. […] Read more »

Custom Luxury Bath Ideas

Tile Selection

 There are a multitude of choices and ideas when looking to create a luxury bath/spa for your home. A change in the layout, fixtures, and choice of materials will all make a difference in creating a custom luxury design for your bathroom. You can start with changing your bathroom layout by keeping your tub and […] Read more »

Membrane Versus Copper Pan for Your Shower Floor

Shower Stall Copper Pan

Fortunately we are seeing less copper pans being used for the shower pan when installing a new shower floor. Traditionally plumbers have installed the shower pan which most often was preformed from copper and many homeowners were reluctant to move forward to the newer rubberized membrane material being installed by a tile contractor. Many times the […] Read more »

Prepping Your Shower Floor

Before you start to tile your shower floor you’ll want to be sure that your subfloor is properly pitched to your drain, and the shower pan or membrane is properly installed. Pre-pitching a shower floor will direct water that would ordinarily accumulate in the shower pan to the weep holes located on the flange of […] Read more »

Replacing Your Tub

Have you ever thought about removing your present tub and turning it into a stand alone shower? In many homes the bathtub is no longer used. Children grow older and no longer take baths, preferring the shower. Elderly people may start finding it difficult to get in and out of the tub. There are any […] Read more »

Go Green

Indoor air quality is a major concern today and serious health problems can stem from VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) in our homes. Zero VOC: Did you know that tile contains no VOC’s? Since tile is fired in a kiln at extremely high temperatures, there are no volatile organics that can be released into the air. […] Read more »