If you’re thinking about replacing your shower stall, you’re probably wondering if you need to hire a professional. You will want to know about plumbing or have someone who knows about plumbing to assist you. Continue reading →
Which Showerhead Do You Need?
Getting the results you are looking for can be rewarding when you are remodeling your bathroom. Especially if you have the shower of your dreams with the right showerhead! There are so many ideas when it comes to showers, and you can customize your shower to your needs and of your family. Continue reading →
Tile Your Bathtub and Shower Enclosure
A tile is a great option for a tub or shower enclosure. Many people choose to use tile during their bathroom renovation projects because it is both water and stain resistant, fairly easy to install, and can be modified to fit any budget. Tile is also very customizable offering a vast selection of shapes, colors, patterns, and designs to create the perfect look for your space. The finished product is also easy to maintain and keeps looking great for years to come. Continue reading →
Installing Your Shower Set
Installing Bathroom Fixture
Some things that get overlooked when updating your bathroom can be the simplest to install. If you are looking to finish off your bathroom with a gorgeous spa like shower head but do not know how to install one. These simple steps can help guide you in that direction. There are so many shower fixtures to choose from at Plumbtile. Such as Graff – Shower Panel and Handles or Dornbracht – Wall-Mounted Thermostat, With Rainhead And Hand Shower Set Continue reading →
Waterproofing Your Shower
When you are remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure everything is perfectly set. This means making sure all plumbing seals are good, all tiles are grouted properly but most importantly you waterproof the areas that have excessive water. In order to waterproof your shower, you will want to first mark your area. Make sure to properly measure your wall and mark out where you will be waterproofing. Once you have your area measured out you can mask off the section with masking tape. A good rule of thumb is to extend your waterproofing 100mm above your water outlet and 100mm wider than the edges of your shower. Continue reading →
How to Clean Your Shower Curtain and Keep it Clean
If you are like me, your shower curtain is the last thing you think about cleaning in the bathroom. It is always there when you need it but not a high priority in your bathroom cleaning routine, but it should be. With multiple uses your curtain will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Most shower curtains can just be taken down and put in the washing machine to clean but this doesn’t really keep it clean. Removing those tough stains can be easier than you think! Making your own cleaners will not only remove the dirt and mildew but also keep it looking like new. With a few household items you can make your own cleaner effectively and cost effective. Here’s how to do it:
How to Install a Shower Mixing Valve
When you have to replace the shower mixing valve will be a bit tougher than just replacing a faucet because this part of the shower is behind the wall. If you have a tiled wall this will require you to remove the tile from the wall and then replacing it once you are finished. Continue reading →
Installing Watermark Designs’ Linear Shower Drain
This week we are featuring Watermark Linear shower drain and how to install them. See below for step by step instructions and video.
How to have your home be more Sustainable
Sustainability is a big buzzword these days, but what exactly does it mean? Sustainability means meeting your current needs without having a negative impact on the needs of future generations. It also requires you to make environmentally-conscious choices about the way you live. It’s not really plausible for most of us to have a completely sustainable home — one that uses only nature’s infinite resources with no affect on the environment around us. But fortunately, there are some measures you can take to make your home more sustainable.
Your choices as a consumer greatly affect the sustainability of your home. Using rechargeable batteries limits the waste of items that often can’t be recycled. Buying paper products made with recycled content continues the chain of sustainability. Better yet, lose the paper towels and use a washable cloth. Biodegradable trash bags and cups are made of corn that dissolves over time, adding one less type of plastic to our landfills. And energy/water saver appliances can all help contribute to a more sustainable way of living.
In this particular blog we are going to highlight a particular brand that we at Plumbtile are proud to provide; California Faucets takes water sustainability very seriously! Read more below.
How-To: Add Senior-Friendly Grab Bars to Your Tub Surround
Installing a sturdy grab bar is much easier than one would think. Use our guide below to easily and effectively install a bar in your shower. If you are wanting to install one outside of the shower area, just follow the same steps.