This is a custom bathroom re-build and renovation using marble and tile that I recently did here in Austin Texas.
At first it was just a standard demolition to remove the old, out-dated tile and fixtures. When all that was removed it became an even bigger job. The supporting wall structure was found to be rotten wood and full of insects!
Immediately, I had to schedule an exterminator to spray walls inside to stop the infestation and keep it from spreading into more of the home.. And we begin to re-build the wall framing and structure. Since the job now included building new walls, the client requested that we design a new shower shape and size. This was a great time to do since it did not significantly add to the project cost and made the bath much better and more attractive.
One of the materials I use to assure a quality, durable renovation is a German-made backing board called WEDI. WEDI is a great German engineered product that has longest waterproof warranty in shower industry. Even though WEDI is much more expensive that typical backing, I really enjoy feeling of knowing my work will last and be enjoyed by my cleints for many years to come.
New features and material the client wanted to go with included white marble tile in a vertical direction combined with a horizontal tile accent and a small corner seat bench on the edge.
Then a few days later grout and caulking time, shower trim out, then final through cleanup of all the areas and the job is done!!! And ready to enjoy for many, many years!
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