Apologies for the long delay in posting any updates. Obviously, the wet room I’ve been blogging about has been completed and a few others have been since then. I will shortly post the pictures without too much chit chat. Then lead up to what’s happening at present.
All I would like to say is that the previous blogged wet room is still one of my favourite projects and I can’t wait to show you the end result.
If the porcelain floor tiles were not pre treated, I would use a protector just as this one from Fila. Being porcelain, they are very hard wearing, but can sometimes soak up fluids that can leave a stain. This protector can prevent this. I also use the other products from Fila such as Grout Cleaner and Natural Stone Sealer. All are available from Topps Tiles.
Here is the floor tiles almost all laid. Everywhere excluding the wetroom shower floor has been covered with a beautiful 60x30cm mat black porcelain tile which has been pre-treated during manufacturing from Porcelanosa. Top right of picture, you can also see where I’ve began to build the boxing in for the concealed toilet cistern.
Just a quick mention on the material I use on all bathrooms. As you may have noticed in some of the pictures I’ve posted, on the walls I always replace any plasterboard with “Aquapanel”. It’s a wall covering similar to plasterboard, but it has a concrete like texture to it and it waterproof. I always use this around all wet areas, such as shower cubicles and baths. I personally feel using standard plasterboard in these areas is a waste of time and money, because any moisture over time will degrade the plasterboard.
Just to show you the pebble mosaics sheets as they’re being laid. They come in 30x30cm mesh backed sheets like most mosaics and detail border tiles. I honestly loved the final look of them as you’ll see in a later post, but fitting them was a nightmare… and don’t get me started on having to grout between them all!! :)
So here is the main part of the wetroom floor tiled. Pebble mosaic sheets on a mesh backing. Looks beautiful? Yes. Great to lay? NO!! these could be one of the most awful jobs I’ve ever had… But the look of them is probably worth it. Personally, I wouldn’t have them on the floor for future reference. But the customer was very happy. Which is the most important thing. You’ll also notice the wetroom flooring fabric on the base of all the floor. This creates a waterproof seal all around. Truly brilliant product that just gives that extra piece of mind against possible leaks. Highly recommended.
Ok, so this is the basic layout coming together. On show here is the flooring panel to the wetroom. I wish I took a minute to show all the old pipework an then what I replaced it with. Very happy with it if I say so myself, but time was a factor. The beauty of these wetroom floor panels is they can be tiled straight on to create a seamless floor, with a slight angle going down to the integrated drain. This and all fittings in this wetroom are from Porcelanosa. www.porcelanosa.co.uk
My first post and picture from the job that’s made me too busy to update my tumblr. This is how it looked 2 weeks ago after I gutted it… Imagine typical green suite bathroom.
So here it is. The blog to my new business. where, for now. I’ll be posting pictures of old & new jobs. Detailing the good times & bad throughout jobs, with images along the way for new & existing customers & followers. Thanks for taking some time out to look here & I hope to hear from you all very soon.