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Old 12-07-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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How do the pros on here take their shower?

Since I've learned so much from all of you (and perhaps for future inspiration for a yet to be built fourth bathroom), I am curious how you shower at home?

Are you the type who never gets around to building himself a nice shower because you're busy building those for your customers? Or have you extensively applied the sum of your skills and insight to your own home? Either way, I thought it'd be fun if you shared some of your own personal work.

By the way, my father is a builder, and in the past twenty years he hasn't touched his old house but has been building amazing homes for his customers. He's actually not very interested in updating his own home that smacks of the early 1980s.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:25 PM   #2
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I think this falls under the adage of the cobbler whose children have no shoes.

One of my showers is STILL 1970's style with plastic panels...

Too busy doing showers for others to do my own. (one of these days.....)
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:18 AM   #3
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Fiberglass shower and no grout still in my kitchen backsplash. Itís only been 14 years though. Iím waiting for the mortar to cure a bit more.


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Old 12-08-2018, 09:21 AM   #4
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When we purchased our home I did tile living room and kitchen. 4 years later bought tile to do bedrooms, still have tile in laundry room for my master bedroom. Tore out master shower, took exactly 1 year until I was showering in it. Master bathroom countertop is tiled...no grout. Guest bath is fiberglass tub unit. Kitchen counters and backsplash haven’t been touched but it IS on my to do list.

Oh yeah...garage is tiled with a clearanced pallet from Lowe’s.

It’s been 8 years since we’ve purchased the home.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:16 AM   #5
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The tile in my bathroom was so bad my jaw tightened with every use. Then HD had a sale one day .... The sink is custom
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:34 PM   #6
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All my work at home is caught up.

Ironically, my children have no shoes.
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All but a small portion of the tile in my house was done when I was a apprentice and thought I was king shit, knew everything and did the best work on the planet. Many, many years later I realize that I was just a snot nosed kid that had a lot to learn. But I have no intention of staying there forever so we just live with and when I get ready to sell I will have a punch list party at my house.
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Sounds like my younger years as well Shawn. Back when I knew everything
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Soap and water duhh!
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:28 PM   #10
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Paul, I love that stainless steel sink enclosure. Nice bathroom, clean elegant lines without being obstructed by excessive design.
I see you got your slope right behind the tub.

The eternal question on here, though, is: Did you use any waterproofing behind the tiles?
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Old house had a killer master shower, a honed travertine backsplash and 20"x20" kitchen tile into the foyer I did when I was younger. New house has 3pc tub surround, no backsplash and a tile kitchen floor I didn't even do. I could care less about tile in the new place.
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Last time I showered in a plastic shower was in my apartment way back when I wasn't married. I've had tile showers ever since. You guys ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

I can tell you're not, though.
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I never clean a single grout joint in my enclosure .


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I am with John. You guys should be ashamed of yourself with all that fiberglass stuff!
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I will admit to having regrouted a couple times.

And I actually have used fiberglass showers. I'm an RVer. No tile in those rigs.
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