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Old 02-02-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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Swanstone vs. Tere-Stone

I am considering Swanstone and Tere-Stone for a 32" x 60" shower to replace a tub.
I want to avoid grout lines in the shower; both products have floor panels and large wall panels.

I have done tile work very successfully before. But I'm incredibly slow at it.

Will appreciate any comments re the advantages/disadvantages of either product.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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Don't know much about 'em , Jack.
*bump to the top for ya
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the bump.

Hope some folks know about these products.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:59 AM   #4
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Use Terestone Polish/Cleaner once a month to maintain the beauty of the product!
I did a little research to try to give you something, Jack. I have used a lot of cultured marble, and this product sounds very similar. My biggest complaint with it is the tendency to scratch and/or show wear easily. We have just been talking about it in the Pro's Hangout.

Swanstone, on the other hand, sounds closer in composition to Corian, which to my knowledge wears fairly well.
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Hi Jack,

For what it is, Swanstone puts out a good product. Nothing beats tile, though, for durability and looks. If you wipe a tile shower down with a towel after each use, it'll stay pristine looking indefinitely.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:39 PM   #6
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Thanks gents. Guess I'll have to reconsider tile.

I watch the shows on TV, where they tile a mile-a-minute, but that does not work for me.

If I run more than one row on the wall, it begins to deviate from straight. When I did my first bathroom a couple years back, I tiled one row; let it dry, measured with a long level, then shimmed the tops of the low tiles to make the bottom of the next row straight and level to within 1/64th inch. I know the pros don't do this, and it generally looks fine anyway.

Likewise, on the floor, I do about half a dozen tiles; check them with a level, and wait till the next day for more. My results are wonderful, but it takes weeks.

Nobody could support a family doing this !
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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Nothin' wrong with takin' your time, Jack, but you don't need to wait for the first row to set before moving up. That's what spacers and wedges are for.

Good tile setters lay a level on top of their row now and again, too. Shim the tiles so the tops are level, then shim the next row on top of that row.

Even I can do it.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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