Around the $130-$150,000.00 range and if the house was lifted and dropped in your town, double that.
Cost of home doesn't dictate the damage. In Triple Crown, a city near where I live, elaborate homes with full tile are just as prone to the issue as any other.
Here's my master bath, 80% tile that was done 5 years ago. Tile made that bathroom the way it is, elegant. But a woodworker could of wood paneled the walls at 45's and really lustered the room out as well. To each their own in taste.
Now, I did all the prep work. I used concrete board everywhere there is tile that you see. The tile guys said it wasn't necessary but I know a solid base means everything to support tile.
The tile looks great, but it's hard to keep clean and the grout has darkened where you walk in the bathroom ( to the urinal, the toilet, the built in sink and the drop-in shower)
In numerous spots the grout has cracked and even some areas the tile has cracked, hairline. They used silicone in places they should but movement of the planes of tile still caused the grout to crack and pull out.
The bathroom is beautiful but my thinking on that darkened grout is it is going to have to be bleached.
Tile is cold too for those with arthritis. It looks great, solid, I've even hosed it down before with a hose to clean it (did it only once) but I don't think linoleum would of looked good in there. That fake wood might of worked but constant moisture destroys it.
Most older homes have tiled bathrooms in my area and against the newer construction the older ones by far were built better in relation to thickness...but if someone never kept it clean, destroyed.
Last edited by DUNBAR PLUMBING; 10-22-2009 at 09:31 PM.
If I showed you what it looks like now, you'd know how much work it takes to keep it looking nice. The floor is my problem at this point. I have a carpeted rug right at the foot of the shower and the grout is darker outside the edge of the rug.
What I really need is a english maid that when she bends over has no undies. Then, it will be clean.
wouldn't it be fun with a world of glass shower units? One big motel sex
I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .
Look at how this guy installed the pan liner at the front corners of this tile shower. Basically the toilet(to the left in the video) sits in the shower. There is no threshold but that in itself may not be a problem but look at how he did the corners where the threshold would normally be. Thats all jacked up......i bet the tile man ripped that crap out. More tile should have been removed on the walls to allow a straight liner and then roll up the wall.....instead he just bunched it up and cut it short. Thats a butcher job.
Is this the same guy who did a video about a leaking shower base, and the customer was there in the video as well? If it is, that guy is a straight up weirdo!
But what i want to know is...where is the 30" pocket for the toilet?
This place is eat slap up with code violations in any jurisdiction. And what magic way will that pan not leak?
I myself don't think I do the best job at the threshold corners where the rollover third dimension comes into play. But I do make sure it's waterproof with a good test.
What is that, crap while you shower set up? Open the door and you are in the frickin shower!