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Bath/Shower Stall Restoration PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 June 2010 10:29
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The restoration of a bathroom shower can transform your old and faded stand in paradise ultimate bathroom. But the restoration of this size requires some planning and patience because it will not be completed in one day. With the right tools and a proper game plan, you can complete this restoration with results that anyone would be proud.

Tools and materials needed:

* Hammer
* Prybar
Knife *
* Cordless drill
* Sawzall
* A locking clip Channel
* Screwdriver (s)
Tape measure *
* Safety glasses
* 1 / 2 inch cement board
* 1 1 / 2 inch screws graphite
* Ceramic Tile
* Furniture Shower
* Shower Door

Step 1 - Remove the old

It's a good idea to remove any materials to bare poles for a new start. To speed up the process use Sawzall to remove the tiles and drywall and a blow. Simply use the Sawzall to cut along the horizontal line midway in the slurry wall. Make sure you hold the blade at a slight angle so as not to damage the plumbing. Then take the hammer and prybar and tear the wall in large sections. Make sure to wear appropriate safety equipment when undertaking the demolition.
Step 2 - Install the cement

Installing cement board prevents the growth of mold and a large area under the wall tiles making it an essential element in a bathroom shower. cement board is installed by using the same methods and techniques common drywall. Install boards horizontally, ensuring that joints fall on a pole. You can use a knife or a grinder to reduce the cement board. Make sure to install the shower fixture body before covering the wall plumbing. Then use a cordless drill and screws to ensure the graphite cement board. Locate the screws 8 inches center secure the card.
Step 3 - Install Tile

Installing ceramic tile is where an owner can really be creative in their design and customize the look of their bathroom. You can use a combination of wall tiles with accent tiles and moldings to create virtually any look. After you have determined the layout is a good idea to draw on the wall. Then using a trowel wall and glue, start installing the tile working outward from the center of the wall. Work in small areas to prevent glue from drying out prematurely. When it comes time to make a cut, you can use a wet saw or tile marker according to your preferences.
Step 4 - Install light fixtures

The last step in a bathroom shower stall renovation is to install a shower fixture and shower door. Use the locking clip chain and screwdriver to install the face plate and shower head. Make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper installation. To install the shower door, you'll need a cordless drill to install the tracking. Most manufacturers provide detailed instructions and materials necessary to complete the installation.

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