Mario: Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 4:28 PM
We knew we had a big task ahead of us in remodeling the master bath, & things got a little deeper a third into it. A wall separated the vanity area and shower/toilet area & only half of the master bath had a vault ceiling. We were asked to eliminate the wall & to give the vault ceiling a twin.
We made the ceiling adjustments when the client called with what really was a good idea (just a lot more work). They bought just about the entire bathroom from Porcelanosa - 13x33" tile (three different types - two whites for the walls, one black for the floor) and 4x12"for the shower area + the shower tile. LEFT: The idea came from the folks at Porcelanosa. They recommended a step-down into the shower versus the traditional step-up. Guess what? We had to raise the subfloors in order to step-down into the shower. RIGHT Here you see the big heavy tile being placed on James Hardie 1/2" backer board (a fiber cement product similar to HardiePlank siding). Installing tile directly onto drywall is kind of a big no-no, especially with large tile. LEFT: The small glass tile installation really challenged the guys as glass is more difficult to work with than traditional tile. Why? It's harder to cut, in fact three hours were spent just on the nook. RIGHT: As you look at the shower area floor you can see where the user will actually step-down on the upscale Porcelenosa product. LEFT: Great pic that illustrates the four (4) different types of tile used. The clear white is smooth & installed horizontally. The other white is patterned installed vertically with a chrome separator edge. The floor, like the horizontal white is a brick pattern as is the shower tile. The rest below is beautiful history.