DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Kitchen & Bath Remodeling (http://www.diychatroom.com/f80/)
-   -   ADVICE appreciated on Bath Remodel (http://www.diychatroom.com/f80/advice-appreciated-bath-remodel-63369/)

Sunsetcliffs98 02-01-2010 04:23 PM

ADVICE appreciated on Bath Remodel
 
Hi,

We are looking to update a 40 year old bathroom. All things considered with late 60's decor it could be worse. We want to redo everthing. It is a fairly small 3/4 bath and we are not looking to break the bank on anything too high end. Just nice quality.

The big question in my mind is budget and the shower floor. What would you roughly estimate and what hidden suprises lurk beneath the surface of the tile? Do I dare redo a shower floor on my own our should I hire a contractor? I consider myself fairly handy but do not want to worry about water intrusion down the road.

Do I just start breaking out the floor with a hammer and see what lies beneath?



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13...g?t=1265062559

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13...g?t=1265062665

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13...g?t=1265062770



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13...g?t=1265062845

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13...g?t=1265062903

Scuba_Dave 02-01-2010 04:35 PM

Is this on a cement pad or wood frame floor ?
Basement ?

Sunsetcliffs98 02-01-2010 04:37 PM

This is an upstairs bathroom.

Bob Mariani 02-01-2010 04:41 PM

you may not find any problems. It there were it would have shown with leaks below and tile cracks above. Estimate about $3000 - 8000. Use a hammer chisel set on hammer setting and a 2" flat chisel to remove the floor tile. I would clean and re-grout the shower floor and leave it alone.

Sunsetcliffs98 02-01-2010 04:42 PM

Does this bathroom look as bad as my wife says?

tpolk 02-01-2010 04:48 PM

yes.. only because she's wife

Sunsetcliffs98 02-01-2010 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Mariani (Post 392935)
you may not find any problems. It there were it would have shown with leaks below and tile cracks above. Estimate about $3000 - 8000. Use a hammer chisel set on hammer setting and a 2" flat chisel to remove the floor tile. I would clean and re-grout the shower floor and leave it alone.

I'm confused. You would remove the floor tile or clean and regrout the floor tile leaving it alone?

Bob Mariani 02-01-2010 04:51 PM

leave shower replace floor

Sunsetcliffs98 02-01-2010 04:55 PM

Let me get this straight. Your saying I should be able to just remove the old tile. Regrout and lay new tile over the existing subfloor? I don't know If I'm saying this right. We want to replace all of the tile in the bathroom.

Bob Mariani 02-01-2010 05:22 PM

yes you can do this; I would cover the subfloor with Ditra first. Follow their directions.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved