Glass doors by Denver Glass Interiors
The bathroom project featured on this page highlights a remodel in a 1938 Tudor home in Denver,CO that added a walk-in shower that eliminates the shower curb and also features a Schluter linear drain that is tiled over thereby giving the appearance of an invisible shower drain.
We specialize in custom cement-poured shower pans of any size and work with a variety of tiles available in today's market. In this case, the homeowner selected the porcelain floor tile that was laid in a herringbone pattern which continued into the walk-in shower.
The wall tile is a 12x24 porcelain tile that is made to look like natural stone, so there is no need for sealing, and is low maintenance.
All the tile in this project was purchased from Floor & Decor
We also will contract to install your shower pan only.
Porcelain tile has become the go-to tile for all shower-bathroom-kitchen and flooring projects we contract for. The practical applications for porcelain tile are endless as are the various finishes porcelain tile provides.
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This shower tile installation is set in a straight course where the grout lines match up. The tile is laid out and numbered to help with lining up the pattern in the tiles.
The shower installation included a bench and custom made glass shower doors by Denver Glass Interiors
The shower pan is tile with a 3x8 porcelain tile that mimics slate and is set in a Herringbone pattern. The shower drain is invisible accomplished using a linear drain by Schluter.
The Schluter linear drain is centered along the back wall and set directly on the sub-floor. More Schluter membrane will be installed up the walls and cement floor to be poured.
Cement board is attached to the sub-floor and a slurry of thinset is applied to the cement board so that the cement will adhere
The cement poured is actually dumped and is called dry pack in the tile trade. Cement with less water added cures much stronger and is easier to manipulate for a flater more accurate floor that will drain 1/4" per foot to the drain.
Once the shower pan is floated to the drain the next step is to level the bathroom floor using self-leveler. Since there will be no shower curb used in this floor tile installation.
The result of using a tileable shower drain by Schluter and installing a no curb shower pan with glass set on top of the shower floor helps give the appearance of space in this small bathroom remodel
One of the many highlights of working in the residential shower-bathroom-kitchen and flooring remodel projects is the people that we come in contact with while working on their job sites.
The homeowners on this project were a pleasure to work with and work for. I enjoyed the collaboration process and appreciated their input on the tile installation throughout the remodeling process.
All of the trades were easy to work along with and were professional in working together to keep to the schedule and flexible when circumstances presented themselves.
I wanted to include some pictures of the steps that were involved during the installation to give you an idea of the process that will be applied to your project.
Curbless showers have become very popular for those of us who have aged a bit and for those who simply have a very limited space to work with.
Tile installer Showers Floors and More. Custom poured shower pans any size. Professional bullnose services for all of your tile design needs. Shower was built with a custom bench, tileable Schluter linear drain and a curbless walk-in floor
Porcelain wall tile is set in a horizontal pattern with the grout joints lining up. Attention to the grain direction of the tile is laid out prior to the installation. Schluter shower drain is centered along the back wall of the shower.
Porcelain wall tiles are cut when they meet at the shower corners to reflect a turning effect by continuing the direction of the grain so as to give the appearance of continuing flow. This tile also comes with a ready made tile edging provided by A World of Tile
As the porcelain wall tile is set moving up the wall, careful attention is given so that the pattern in the tile will match the adjacent tiles. Schluter drain is located bottom left of picture. Schluter waterproofing membrane is added to the pan after the cement is poured and cured. Then tile will be set to remaining bottom of walls and pan.
The shower pan is floated to drain towards the back wall of the shower. This picture shower the rest of the bathroom floor where the toilet and heater vent is located. This bathroom floor uses self-leveling cement
The floor tile set in this bathroom remodel is a 3x12 porcelain slate tile set in a herringbone pattern. Tile is first laid out dry to make sure that no sliver cuts are in the pattern.
Every in of space was used for this remodel the shower located opposite from this wall carries the same herringbone pattern into the curbless walk-in shower.
Going with a curbless walk-in shower helped in giving this small bathroom the illusion of space. The glass shower doors swing out or into the shower with no curb its easy to step in and out of and doesn't feel confined to a small area.
CUSTOMER REVIEW FOR THIS PROJECT
Bill & Cindy H.
We have worked with Tony on two remodel projects of older homes over the past two years, one for our son's home in Aurora, Co 80012, and our own home in Athmar Park, Co 80219
He completely reworked an improperly installed shower pan and wall tile in our son's home and tiled around a fireplace.
In our home, a 1938-built Tudor house in Athmar Park, he did our kitchen floor and backsplash, a completely remade curbless shower with a linear drain that included a herringbone floor and ceramic tile on the wall, decorative tile around a gas insert fireplace and threshold, and the floor and wall tile on a remodeled guest bath in the lower level.
It would be an error to call him a "tile setter."
He's an artist and perfectionist in his work.
He provided outstanding consultation and suggestions on the color, size, and type of tile - and then very carefully thought about the placement of each tile, the match of tiles where they come together at a corner or floor junctions, and the type and color of grout.
He was a delight to work with and has a great sense of humor, but mainly he always did an outstanding job to the highest of standards.
His price was extremely reasonable for the excellent quality of his work. We recommend him highly.
That's the most popular trend in the bathroom remodeling business today. Bathtubs are being removed and replaced with walk-in showers.
Adding to this trend are steam shower installation projects.
Clients are removing their soaking or jetted tubs for enlarged steam showers to unwind and relax.