Shower Remodeling is one of the most commonly done home improvement projects. However, when remodeling a bathroom in your home, the process can be complicated and lengthy. One of the biggest reasons that people (including many businesses such as multi-tenant rental apartment owners and hotels) to perform a full shower remodel at least once in their life is their constant frustration cleaning old tile grout joints. The problem with time is that it’s so easy to buildup contaminants, and then the grout will need to be cleaned out. This is an especially big problem in older homes where grout has likely been worn down over the years. It can also be very difficult to refinish old grout, which leads most homeowners to look for another solution.
Tile replacement isn’t always the best solution. Often times, when homeowners invest in new fixtures they don’t want the old ones replaced but rather want their new fixtures to be able to seamlessly work with the new tiles. This means that when you remodel your shower fixtures, you may need to replace your outdated grout, and then re-clean and redo your flooring. A great way to reduce the time necessary to get a fresh look for your floor is to switch to all-weather tiles. These are very easy to install, and will give your room a fresh look throughout the year, even if you only change out the shower fixtures.
For a really modern and sleek look in your shower room, you might opt to install new tile over vinyl tile. With a properly installed acrylic shower liner, you can enjoy the seamless beauty of tile, while saving yourself installation time. An acrylic liner looks just like regular ceramic tile and can be purchased in a variety of colors and patterns. They are easy to clean and won’t crack or break like other shower liners might.
While an all-weather liner might be the most expensive option, it can also be the most beneficial in terms of performance. Liners are waterproof and do not soak up moisture from the shower walls, as older ceramic tile and fiberglass shower liners might. This allows your bathroom water pressure to be more efficient, and it makes your shower remodel go on much longer.
While an all-weather liner might be the most expensive option, it might also be the most practical. There is nothing worse than stepping into a walk-in shower and getting a migraine from the cold floor tiles. With an all-weather flooring tile, you never have to worry about cold floors again. If you’re working with an architect who has your planned design, this might be the only option, since it would be too expensive to remove and replace the tile after the remodeling.
No matter what type of shower remodel you are planning, there are several steps that you can take to make sure that it goes on smoothly. You should always buy quality tile grout and choose showers made with high-quality materials. However, if you’re going to remodel an entire bathroom, it might be worth it to pay a bit more for high-quality showers. Grab bars are a great way to keep children from falling in the shower, as well as prevent them from stepping out onto the tiles. These grab bars are a great addition if you have walk-in showers, as they prevent injuries by preventing kids from climbing over or slipping over the sides of the shower.