Before And After Tile Repair!
We were called by the co-op owners to tile-repair their bathroom. The problem was water leakage to the apartment below caused by poorly installed bathroom tile-repair job. So the co-op owners were desperate, they had to do something. They could not afford a newly constructed bathroom and certainly wasn’t looking forward to all the dust and the mess of new construction. So I recommended a bathroom “face lift”. The bathroom wall tiles was installed improperly, uneven and using different color tiles. There was no soap dish or shelf to store shampoo, hair conditioner or soap. So the bathroom was no longer usable in present condition.
The bathroom face-lift would consist or removing the different color tiles and the damaged backer board that was sheet rock board. The next procedure would be to install new cement board and new (same color) tiles. Then we would re-grout the bathroom wall tiles and re-caulk all around the bathtub where the bathroom tiles meet and the two corners around the bathroom bathtub area. This would be more affordable for the co-op owners and would make the bathroom usable and presentable at the same time.
The Next Step Of The Task
The next step of the task was to remove the ceramic bathroom wall tiles and the damaged backer board which crumbled when the bathroom tiles was removed. The wood studs had to be leveled and plumed before new installation. Then the new cement board was installed three feet above the bathtub and attached to the existing backer board (that wasn’t damaged) by utilizing a backer board mesh and thin set mortar. Now we are ready to install new tiles from the top of the bathtub to about five feet above the bathroom wall.
And Now For The Beautiful Finish
The last step of the procedure is to install the bathroom wall tiles and grout to bathroom wall tiles. A soap dish holder and ceramic corner shelf was installed to hold soap, shampoo and hair conditioner. Then we polished and buffed the bathroom wall tiles to look like new; like the day it was originally installed. We caulked all around the bathtub (on the following day) where the bathroom tiles meet the bathtub and in the corners of the bathtub area. The end results surprised the co-op owners that the bathroom was now repaired, usable, and presentable for appearance. And now the bathroom wall tiles are all one color and looking like new.
Are you tired of looking at your run down bathroom? Are you looking for a bathroom face lift? Call Nick the Tile Man at 917 865-8693 for an estimate!