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 →
Get The Modern Style Bathroom Look
Straight edges, sleek finishes, soothing colors, and an abundance of natural materials like marble and stone all work together to create the serene, simplified beauty of today’s modern bathroom. Here’s how you can get the look in your own home.
Think luxury. Think serenity. Think clean-lined, uncluttered space. This is the essence of the modern bathroom. It’s a look that has evolved over the years, taking advantage of the best of contemporary design in everything from faucet styles to tiles to bathtubs.
Choose Your Shower Tile
Are you looking to choose the right tile for your shower? There are so many different tiles to choose from and it can be overwhelming at times. But guess what, our experts at Plumbtile are here to guide and help you with choosing the proper tile. The tiles that are best to use in the shower are ceramic and porcelain. You do not want to use materials such as wood or linoleum. These most likely will get wet and create a moisture which could cause the lifting of hazardous molds. 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 Know When You Should DIY A Renovation Project
There are so many DIY blogs and podcasts out there that self renovation has become a lot more common. It also helps the homeowner when it comes to budget. But is doing it yourself always the best option?
When is the right and wrong time to DIY?
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.
How To Design Your Bathroom
In the run up to the German bathroom tradeshow, ISH 2015, the Association of the German Sanitation Industry is using its Pop Up My Bathroom trend forum to address designing for different stages of life.