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Unread 08-17-2003, 05:41 PM   #1
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tile embedded in concrete

I live in a house that was built in the early 1930's. The main bathroom (which is downstairs) is tile, tile, and more tile. The wall tile is an odd peachy-pink with black tile accents. The tile in the shower is showing hairline "cracks" in the glazing, and has two holes where a shower bar was originally (probably not good-lets moisture in). (holes are 1&1/2" square).

I'll start with just a couple of questions (trust me- I have plenty more.)

?1? The bathtub/shower walls are all tile set in 2 to 3 inches of concrete. Removing them are not an option- we had to tear out a small section in an adjoining wall during a kitchen remodel and it was hell. My husband refuses to get a typical shower surround (fiberglass) so any suggestions how to cover the tile with something that looks nice and doesn't have grout? We have thought about plain white cultured marble panels glued to the existing tile. I do not like the idea of putting tile over it - I am tired of cleaning grout.

?2? Best way to fill in holes where tiled in shower bar used to be?

Thanks - have enjoyed reading all the posts and responses to other questions and see lots of potential for great advice.
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Unread 08-17-2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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Well Danielle I know it's hell but it's hard to tell what they sell to cover the place where the shower bar fell.

Sorry, that just flowed to well

So onto the walls of mud. I say tear em' out. They have done there time and covering them up will be just that... "a cover up"

I suppose the "fake marble" would work. If you dislike grout..that may be your best / only option

Good..Fast..Cheap. Pick any 2...can't have all three
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Unread 08-18-2003, 05:55 AM   #3
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Hi Danielle, Welcome.

I would at least consider chipping the old tile off the mortar. You could cover it up with new tile, but you'll never achieve a professional looking job.

What's wrong with pink and brown?

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