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Sometimes a “do it yourself”, “just doesn’t cut it”…..

June 6, 2011

Here is a tub/shower I installed for a client in San Clemente, Ca.

The Homeowner had previously tried the installation himself, but found out the difficulty level was beyond his level.

When I arrived to give an estimate the homeowner had installed Duroc tile board (never recommended by me) and made a valiant attempt at setting 12″x24″ stone on a brick pattern… unfortunately it looked horrible, and he knew it that’s why he called me.

After explaining that the tile and backer board needed to be removed, he agreed to do the tear out and I would come back and do a proper install.

After I lathed, scratch coated and floated the walls with cement…I started the install, which you see here.

The tile was a 12″x24″ natural stone set on a brick pattern.

The grout color was selected and installed!

A small soap niche was tiled into the right side wall large enough to hold a bar of soap and a couple small bottles of shampoo…

The last step was to install the ceiling tiles and the glass doors, which were done by Jones Glass of Oceanside, Ca.

And Voila’!!  A new shower…..

P.S. sorry for the poor quality pics, I took them with my Iphone…:)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2011 9:27 pm

    wondering why you don’t like durock? and what type of thin set is your favorite please?

    • September 30, 2011 10:14 am

      I am not a fan of any backerboard on showers or counter tops, I believe that lath, scratch and float are the best way to obtain a professional job. Although I do like using 1/4″ Hardibacker for floors as long as it is installed properly.
      My favorite thin-set is C-Cure 917…

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