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[Product Review] QuartzLock2 Urethane Grout – 3 Day Formula

Grouting tile showers with QuartzLock2 Urethane grout.

Recently I’ve been forced to switch over grout because of Bostik’s formula change in the QuartzLock2 grout.  Just a little history… Bostik bought out Star Quartz (which both companies manufactured the same grout) awhile back but still manufactures QL2 which is available through Daltile. The previous formula which was most superior over the first version […]

Noble Thin Bed Drains

Final drain install with tile sized up to the drain area.

Noble Company introduced a new thin bed drain probably over a year ago at this point and with all the shower drain selections on the market, this one is a good product for your arsenal.  For those of you that prefer a fabric waterproofing membrane may be interested in the slick clamping ring feature that […]

Preparing for a Tub to Shower Conversion with a Sliding Tub Bench

preparing for a tub to shower conversion

You may be in the process of needing a Tub to Shower Conversion due to medical reasons, physical therapy or just preparing to age in place but some situations may have you waiting to get the actual job done.  If your insurance company is covering the project, there’s always a period of time where quotes […]

[Product Review] Better Bench

Adding a Bench to your Tile Shower

The Better Bench by Innovis Corporation is a great option for a solid mounted shower seat that will actually hold a larger weight capacity than most preformed shower seats.  This product will hold a 400 lb. load capacity (Be sure to check all their product specs before ordering with your tile contractor).  Although foam seats […]

3 Safety Options for your Bathroom Remodeling project

handicap bathrooms

You would find there’s a whole laundry list of options if you’re planning out a handicap bathroom or gearing towards Aging in Place but starting with basics and keeping things simple will give you the best outcome.  Having a qualified contractor pay attention to detail with your needs will benefit you because proper methods and […]

Wheelchair Accessible Shower Options for the Elderly or Disabled

Roll In Shower with Grab bars in Camp Hill, Pa

There may be some situations with handicap bathroom remodeling for elderly folks or individuals with disabilities where every day counts to complete a project and turn over a new shower.  Sometimes a few extra days just to tile and grout shower walls is not the answer but a combination of a tile installation and Swanstone […]

Tips on Cleaning Grout

Proper maintenance and cleaners will lengthen your tile installation and reduce mold

Proper maintenance on your bathroom is definitely an area where you don’t want to skimp.  This is where a knowledgeable contractor can help you with the right selections to aid in the performance and promote cleanliness of the room.  If you’re seeking out a tile installation whether it’s a floor or shower area, your tile […]

Glazing Bathroom Tile instead of Replacement

Fleck Stone finish on bathroom tile walls

You may be in a situation with only one bathroom in your home and going through a whole remodeling project may not be the complete answer for your budget.  One common option to fixing up an older bathtub is to hire a Bathtub Refinisher to repair scratches and spray high grade epoxy and urethane-acrylic paint […]

Refinishing your Cast Iron Bathtub with Porcelain Tile shower walls

Installing tile shower walls when refinishing a tub.

With the various options in approaching a bathroom remodeling project, one of the most common decisions is whether you really want to part with your cast iron tub.  Your tub may in good shape and do not feel the need to go to the hassle to remove it OR it could just bring that old […]