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Old 04-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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I'm remodeling my bathroom using greenboard for the walls and tile for the floors. Should I do the walls first? or the floors?

Also, my stand alone shower is large, but a tan color that I don't like. I'm thinking of having it refaced (painted white) by a professional refacing company. There will be a 5 year warrenty, in writing.

I've heard good things about the process (comes out great, inexpensive way to get nice new look) and bad things (peels off fairly easily). Anyone with personal experience with this process? good idea? bad idea?

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Walls, floor, then trim. If for no other reason, imagine the outcome of dropping a hammer or drill while putting up the drywall after you've installed your tile. It would be enough to make a grown man cry. Sure, you could protect the tile with plywood or OSB, but that's a lot of unnecessary hassle and expense.
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So much for HGTV. When "Devine Design" does a room makeover, she always does the floor first. I thought I might be missing something so I had to ask.

Thanks for the info.
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Different strokes for different folks. There could be a method to her madness, though. Without knowing exactly which materials/products she's installed in a given job, it's impossible to know if her ordering is arbitrary or necessary.
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it's curious, but we may never know her workers don't get dirty either
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I'm remodeling my bathroom using greenboard for the walls and tile for the floors. Should I do the walls first? or the floors?

Also, my stand alone shower is large, but a tan color that I don't like. I'm thinking of having it refaced (painted white) by a professional refacing company. There will be a 5 year warrenty, in writing.

I've heard good things about the process (comes out great, inexpensive way to get nice new look) and bad things (peels off fairly easily). Anyone with personal experience with this process? good idea? bad idea?

thanks

When I re-did my kitchen the floor went in first, due to a contractor scheduling issue, when I say first I mean REALLY first, even before some of the wall demo was done... let me tell you, it was NERVE WRACKING. You've got guys in there who are used to stomping around, etc.. near the end of the work one of them even said "So you're keeping the old floor huh?" (referring I'm sure to how dirty it had become)... and I felt like smacking him

However... it was no worse for the wear once I washed it the first time, and the electrician only cracked one tile which was fortunately located under where the base cabinets would be.
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I like to do the floors first--then the walls---or leave out the bottom row of wall tiles--then do the floor and add the bottom row--
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So much for HGTV. When "Devine Design" does a room makeover, she always does the floor first. I thought I might be missing something so I had to ask.
There is a vast difference between those TV shows and the real world. I assume a lot of the questionable things they do have to do with shooting schedules.
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