We began by removing the existing tub, tile and shower. We then removed a wall between the shower and tub to open up the bathroom and bring more natural light into the shower area. Doing this opened up the entire back half of the bathroom and made it feel like it wasn’t so cramped. One little wall can really close in a fairly large area and make it seem much smaller than it actually is.
We enlarged the shower a bit and waterproofed everything with Schluter Kerdi waterproofing membrane and used Schluter Ditra on the bathroom floor. The tile in the shower is Florida Tile’s Legend ‘Olympic’ in 12 x 24 with a double row of ‘Air Stripp’ bronze glass mosaic inserted between each tile. This design was carried along the tub deck and splash to tie the shower and tub together with a single design element. The shower floor has the same line of porcelain in a 2 x 2 mosaic. We also installed two shelves in the corner and ran the glass pencil rail across the face of them to continue the flow of the design.
The floor is the Legend ‘Olympic’ as well in an 18 x 18 inch large format tile, half of which I cut in half to create a pattern with 9 x 18 and the 18 x 18 tiles. Many times tile is not available in specific sizes needed for certain patterns. If larger formats are available they can be cut to size to create nearly any pattern you like.
The bathroom was finished off with frameless glass shower doors and brushed nickel fixtures. This complete master bathroom remodel really came together nicely and the homeowners were very happy with the end result. If you need a master bathroom overhaul and tile installation in Fort Collins, Windsor, or any part of Northern Colorado, just give us a call at 970-213-3682 or fill out our contact form.
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