We got the Wedi shower system in place. This system has the advantage of being vapor proof as well as water tight. We will be able to apply tile directly to this surface with thin set. There is a small toe kick bench for storing shower products. The system would allow recessed spaces as bigger benches. The adaptability of the product made this sloping ceiling space possible. We considered several of the items described on the bathroom planing page of our web site.
The bathroom is all done and working. The alcove to recess the sinks in worked well. The bathroom is narrow however, with the change in the interior wall layout has made room for the double sinks. The Carrara marble has a semi transparent nature. We had a delay as some of the tile arrived scratched from Italy. Next time we will have the shipment in place and quality approved. The shower fixtures, towel bars and sink fixtures are all chrome finish. One wall of glass in the back of the shower is a textured water glass. The bathroom turned out well and the home owners love the new room.
The sheetrock is in place and the alcove is taking shape. We are making some extra efforts to contain the dust from the sheet rock work. We covered the hot air vents to the room and will heat the room with portable oil filled heaters to reduce air movement while the work is being done. We also placed a furnace filter over the cold air return to keep the dust from circulating through the house. Soon we will be ready for tile an finishes.
With a plan, budget and materials chosen we are ready to start the work. Often the most efficient way to run new plumbing and electric in a room is to remove all of the walls. To take the room to the studs. With the walls out it is faster to instal these systems. This can bring a cost savings on the plumbing and electric work. Changing locations of the toilet and shower means that parts of the floor must go also. Depending on the type of flooring material the floor may need to be strengthened. A tile floor will need more support than a floor covered in Marmolium. In this project the floor will be a 12×12 Carrara marble floor.