We recently completed a master bathroom in Windsor, Colorado. the shower has one porcelain tile wall with the remainder covered with a green glass and marble mosaic. The shower floor is 4 x 4 inch tumbled travertine.
The tumbled travertine is on the shower floor as well as the deck of the soaking tub. The porcelain accent wall is on the wet wall of the shower which includes a custom niche. The curb of the shower is also wrapped with the same white porcelain tile.
The glass and marble mosaics cover the rest of the installation. The large back wall of the shower continues along the lower back wall of the soaking tub and wraps around the remainder of the tub splash. The face of the tub deck is also covered with the mosaics and runs around into the shower to meet back around at the back wall.
The installation is completed with a small backsplash along the vanity with the same glass and marble mosaic.
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We recently finished up a master bathroom in Berthoud, Colorado. The entire bathroom was built from the studs out. The main feature of this bathroom is the huge shower – it’s 5 feet by 8 feet!
The shower has a five-foot linear drain (Pro-line) in the center of the floor. The advantage of a linear drain is that you can have a flat floor rather than a shallow bowl-shaped floor. The shower floor on each side of the drain is a flat plane sloped toward the center. While this particular shower uses marble mosaics you can utilize any size tile you want on the shower floor when using a linear drain. The tile does not need to conform to a slope.
The entire shower was waterproofed with Schluter Kerdi. The bench and top of the curb has kerdi-board. This is a lightweight waterproof substrate which can be used for the walls as well as any features in the shower you need waterproofed.
Once all the waterproofing was installed we did a flood test to ensure that the shower did not leak. To flood test a shower floor the drain is plugged and the entire shower floor is filled to the top with water. It is left in the shower for 24-72 hours. Once it is determined the shower does not leak it is ready for the tile installation.
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