Bathroom Renovations Can Be A Rocky Project

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Bathroom Renovations Can Be A Rocky Project

As mentioned here and here we have done some work on our house. One of the more challenging but also fun parts was selecting our tile and shower floor.    

It took a few trips to the tile stores to find the one we wanted to work with and ultimately we worked with Fuda Tile (in Ramsey, NJ).  My wife did most of the work but like a good husband I provided my “2-cents” when they weren’t requested…When my wife brought home a pebble floor option I was sold.  As yPebble Floors in Showersou can see the finished product is great and we can’t wait to use it (we are still waiting for the shower doors to be installed).  But the process to get to the finished product was definitely “rocky”.

  • The flooring was a special order so it took a few extra days to arrive.  If I knew this at the time I would have gone another direction – good thing no one told me…
  • Then the tile guy installed the floor but used 35lbs of grout and covered all the pebbles. 
  • Thankfully the contractor agreed with us that the installation was incorrect and insisted that they remove the floor and a replace it at their expense with a new floor.  Which of course took extra time and meant reordering and waiting for delivery!

After all the extra work we love the way it looks and everyone who has seen it firsthand agrees.  We can’t wait to feel the massaging of our feet while using the shower.  Hopefully that is only a week or so away.  

One piece of advice, if you plan to install a pebble or rock floor in your shower make sure your tile installer has done similar work before.  

 

 

 

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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

That is very cool. I've been thinking about doing something interesting with our house. Hmm...

Nov 23, 2011 11:07 AM #1
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Josef Katz
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CTS - Thanks and I have a few more surprises (I hope) coming soon.

Nov 25, 2011 12:02 AM #2
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Amy Bly
Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors - Montville, NJ
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Beautiful -- I love this look and considered it for our bathroom as well. Can't believe your tile guy covered the pebbles with all that grout -- I guess he'd never seen this kind of pebble flooring before!? Argh, you sure have had your aggravations with this project! Glad it's over and you can just enjoy now. 

Dec 03, 2011 02:36 PM #3
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Josef Katz
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Thanks Amy.  My wife says I am obsessed with the shower now.  I have held back on two more posts about it...It is that good.

Dec 04, 2011 03:58 AM #4
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Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

Your last piece of advice about the contractor installing the tiles hit home for me. When I redid my shower a few years back, the tiles were installed so poorly, that it needed to be redone way too quickly.

Mar 12, 2012 09:30 AM #5
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Josef Katz
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Donald - trust me I hear you.  We did a bathroom a few years back and now many of the tiles are needing fixing.  You get what you pay for in most cases.  Thanks for the comment.

 

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