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Old 08-02-2018, 12:02 PM   #1
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Metal/alum trim in shower?


All, need more opinions on this..
In our bath remodel we have 2 wall pockets. One above toilet (on pic) and second one going to be inside shower with 2 shelfs.


Tile does not have corresponding bullnose. So, we were going to finish all edges with metal strip trim. Just like we did with one above toilet.
Now we need to do shower tile and contractor (different from original) suggests(strongly) not to do trim. He says it will look really bad in 2-3 years. He says those trims do bad in wet areas. Seems like other 3 contractors didn't care about it.


So, is that something he just don't want to do or it is really a problem? He suggests to find matching stone and get it cut/polished on edge to finish off. I have 2 issues with this: Mismatch in color and style inside bathroom.


But I don't want to look at corroded metal in 3 years either..
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:41 PM   #2
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All, need more opinions on this..
In our bath remodel we have 2 wall pockets. One above toilet (on pic) and second one going to be inside shower with 2 shelfs.


Tile does not have corresponding bullnose. So, we were going to finish all edges with metal strip trim. Just like we did with one above toilet.
Now we need to do shower tile and contractor (different from original) suggests(strongly) not to do trim. He says it will look really bad in 2-3 years. He says those trims do bad in wet areas. Seems like other 3 contractors didn't care about it.


So, is that something he just don't want to do or it is really a problem? He suggests to find matching stone and get it cut/polished on edge to finish off. I have 2 issues with this: Mismatch in color and style inside bathroom.


But I don't want to look at corroded metal in 3 years either..
Not sure I agree about them getting ugly because they were in a shower but I would do something different about the bottom one just so the water will drain from the area. And a slight slope on the bottom piece.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:46 PM   #3
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Not sure I agree about them getting ugly because they were in a shower but I would do something different about the bottom one just so the water will drain from the area. And a slight slope on the bottom piece.

Well, there is no bottom yet. Picture sideways, there will be stone shelf (matching countertops)


In shower we will have the same but 2 shelfs. However in shower we will set shelf first and tile around. On pic it's a dry location we just wanted to finish before stone came in. Of course all shelfs will be set with a slope.


So, you think for 2 vertical and top it's OK to be in shower?
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Well, there is no bottom yet. Picture sideways, there will be stone shelf (matching countertops)


In shower we will have the same but 2 shelfs. However in shower we will set shelf first and tile around. On pic it's a dry location we just wanted to finish before stone came in. Of course all shelfs will be set with a slope.


So, you think for 2 vertical and top it's OK to be in shower?
The metal is the same as you would find in lot's of shower door frames and such.
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The metal is the same as you would find in lot's of shower door frames and such.


Shower doors we replaced were about 50 years old and alum frame on bottoms were totally ugly.
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Shower doors we replaced were about 50 years old and alum frame on bottoms were totally ugly.
Key word. fifty
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Key word. fifty

I know, but I plan to live forever


Seriosly though, if it's going to look like this in 5 years it's no good. OTOH it was bottoms where water were standing. Vertical surfaces were OK
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I know, but I plan to live forever


Seriosly though, if it's going to look like this in 5 years it's no good. OTOH it was bottoms where water were standing. Vertical surfaces were OK
That is why I said you do not want it on the bottom of the cutout where water would sit.
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That is why I said you do not want it on the bottom of the cutout where water would sit.
Side pieces will still touch bottom shelf. If any water going to stay for longer - it will be there. Where trim touches shelf. Even though shelf will be sloped there is always possibility for some water going down along edge.
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Side pieces will still touch bottom shelf. If any water going to stay for longer - it will be there. Where trim touches shelf. Even though shelf will be sloped there is always possibility for some water going down along edge.
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For anyone looking for more info on this. I bought Schluter chrome-plates solid brass trim. It looks like $1mln comparing to aluminum trim. Expensive, but expect it to last much better and it is shiny chrome, just like my other fixtures. Problem solved.
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