Six Essential Tips Before You Begin To Remodel Your Shower

Thank you for reading our latest post, now lets jump right into it we’ve all heard the horror stories from friends and family members when they remodeled their shower. Instead of adding to the narrative of horror stories here are a couple tips to review before pulling the trigger and making the decision on the person who will be installing your beautiful brand new shower!

[ ]Be vocal to your contractor about the vision you have for your shower.

*This can include the type of tile you would like, if you want a round or square drain, maybe you would like to add a shower bench, all of these are things to be in contact with your contractor with.*

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[ ]Understanding and knowing how to properly install waterproofing. THIS IS A MUST!

*Proper waterproofing in wet areas is an absolute must! – If water begins leaking into the floor and wall spaces it can easily begin to rot structural timbers and do some agonizing damage to your house. The worst part about this kind of damage is that you usually wont realize it’s happening until the most of the damage has already been done.*

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Photo provided by Metin Gungor of Dekor Construction in Bordentown NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ ]Having a TCNA handbook if needed (every installer should have one).

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[ ]Certifications/Training is a plus, but not a deal breaker in my view.
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[ ]Having direct lines of communications to manufacturing reps, essential!

 

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*Ensures your contractor has the ability to perform their duty to the highest of their abilities with minimal technical issues that may arise.*

[ ]Ask for references, photos and if they have any reviews online.

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*For obvious reasons, you don’t want to hire someone who has a 1 star rating, personally 3.5+ is what I would feel safe with.*

Thank you for our contributing friends over at Tiles Geeks! If you are in the trade and would like to add to this blog, please comment your steps to ensure the homeowners dream shower turns to a reality.

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2 thoughts on “Six Essential Tips Before You Begin To Remodel Your Shower

  1. Holly says:

    Great tips! I’m going to print this out and keep it ready to go!

  2. Tyler Meredith says:

    I like what this article mentions about waterproofing and how it’s important to ensure an enclosure is properly waterproof. It makes sense that having water leak out of the shower might cause flooding and mold problems. It’s something to keep in mind when looking to get a new shower enclosure as a professionally made one would be helpful.

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