4 ways to ‘hotel-ify’ your bathroom

March 17, 2020

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Whether you’ve installed a new shower, new flooring or tiling, if you’re giving your bathroom the makeover it deserves, why stop there? To really give your space that ‘wow’ factor, we’ve put together a few tips.

Comfort and warmth

Nothing says hotel comfort quite like a white fluffy towel. Invest in an Electric Towel Warmer to keep you warm from the moment you step out of the shower. And don’t forget to leave your oversize robe and slippers within reach.

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Clear surfaces and no clutter

Your bathroom should be a place for rest and relaxation, so in the case of clutter, it’s better out of sight, out of mind. Think about installing hidden storage and cabinets where possible, and purchase glass jars or colorful pots for items like cotton buds and pads.

Scents to set the mood

If you choose to put flowers in your bathroom, place two or three stems in a small vase. It’s important not to go overboard and remember that clutter will add stress to a room. Alternatively, you can opt for scented oils such as rosemary and lavender, which are said to have calming qualities.

Calm and relaxation

When choosing your color scheme, it’s best to stay as neutral as possible, sticking to whites and beige’s. If you’ve already decorated and you’ve gone for slightly darker or louder colors, keep bathroom accessories to a minimum. With a dark room, candles are also a nice touch.

 

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Things to Consider for Remodeling Your Bathroom

July 28, 2011

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Bathroom, is the most integral part of every home, and thus, you should give due importance to its remodeling. Bathrooms can be redefined with new colors, designs, looks and styles. These days, you can find a number of themes for bathrooms, which are especially designed to address the contemporary demands of the people.

People pay special attention while getting their bathrooms constructed and make sure that their aesthetic and luxurious appeal is enhanced. On the other hand, when it comes to offices or work places, bathrooms are designed in such a way that they present a contemporary look. The designing, colors, accessories, fittings and themes incorporated in the bathroom depends on the space available and the budget.

There are lot of areas where one should focus on while going for a bathroom remodeling. Right from cabinets, fixtures and hardware to mirror, flooring, tub, shower and lighting, every aspect of the bathroom is equally important and needs to be highlighted accordingly.

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The first thing that comes into notice in any bathroom is the cabinet. Any change made in the cabinets transforms the entire interior of the bathroom. For giving an illusion of space in the bathroom, you should go in for subtle colors like beige and mauve. You can also go in for cabinets in themes like rain forest and ocean blue.

Fixtures are the next important things which require a conscious decision before getting a bathroom remodeled. Faucets and sinks should be selected in synchronization with the style of cabinetry and the overall décor of the bathroom. One can go for trendy styles or can stick to the old elegant & sophisticated look.

Hardware that one wants to use inside the bathroom should be cautiously selected as these enhance or deteriorate the overall appeal of the bathroom. Lighting is another focus area that you should pay attention to, as it makes the room look brighter and gives depth to it. You would find a plethora of options in types and shapes of lighting options.

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If you have a small bathroom, then you can make it spacious looking by altering the size of the mirror used. Mirror is a major point to concentrate on, while going for remodeling. These days people prefer to have large mirrors in bathrooms, majorly because they make the bathroom look larger.

While going in for remodeling of bathroom, you should also focus on the type of tub or shower to be used. These are available in different shapes, sizes and colors to enhance the overall interiors. Make sure that the bath tub blends with the color of the tiles & flooring, or is in contrast to them. You can also opt for flooring and tiling, which has a similar shower counterpart available. This would add finishing to your bathroom and make it look more elegant.

Keeping in mind these important points, you can completely transform the looks of your bathroom and give it a fresh appeal.

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Maximizing your bathroom space

June 3, 2010

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Bathroom is an integral part of every house and generally these are designed keeping functionality in mind, thereby most of the bathrooms are cramped and small. Sometimes, it is so cramped that there is not even enough space to move around. Most of the bathrooms are stuffed with tub, shower, sink, shelves and other necessary things in a small area. As a result, the place looks cluttered, probably the most disorganized room in the entire house.

In case, your bathroom is also small and cramped which you wish to renovate into a beautiful and functional bathroom, then there are several steps which can take, without having to incur heavy expenses. Foremost, for the walls of the room, choose light colors where stripes can do the trick as it help elongates the walls’ appearance and the space seem bigger. Moreover, you must choose an even lighter shade for the ceilings, as compared to the walls, as it will make surface recede from view and enlarge small space. You can use light colored tiles, paints or wallpapers with small prints as large, bold prints can make the place look cluttered. The most important factor is to keep it simple or otherwise it will impede all the efforts to maximize your bathroom space.

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Another simple way to address the lack of space in your bathroom is maximize the storage around sink where you can add vanity or shelves under the sink for cosmetics, toiletries and other belongings. In case you already have a vanity, then you can increase its storage capacity through simple modifications. Add shelves or half shelves, wire racks on the inside of cabinet doors, built-in nooks and include pullout elements, similar to the kitchen cabinetry, such as towel rods, shelves and wastebasket.

Apart from vanity, another simple option is to use shelves for placing pretty much everything you need. You can either mount it on the wall or recess it into the walls, without taking up the limited floor area. Amongst the different shelf options available in the market today, corner shelves are your best bet, which can easily hold all the indispensable items. In case there is scope for some space, you can even opt for free-standing shelves as these can be easily moved around for your convenience.

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In addition, you can even use a lot of mirror in your bathroom as it easily creates an illusion of space. To further camouflage the lack of space in the small bathroom, you can use two mirrors placed opposite to each other as it creates an illusion of a never-ending room. Further, instead of shower curtains which clutter the view, you can use clear glass shower doors as it does not obstruct the space or its view. Moreover, keep the doors, trims and accessories in soft colors, such as pastels which reflect light or better yet, of the same color as that of walls so as to make the space appear wider.

Hence, these simple steps can help you maximize your bathroom space, without having to compromise on utility or aesthetic value.

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Evolution of the shower

May 16, 2010

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The showers that we find in most homes these days are far from what the early Romans and Greeks used. The first experience that man had of a shower was not under a man made structure, but under a natural one: a waterfall. However, the desire to have a personal shower led to the creation of customized shower areas inside the house.

The Greeks were probably the first ones to invent a shower by creating aqueducts made of lead, and a sewage area. This was an effective system that allowed pumping of water both in and out of the communal shower rooms. Similar to this system were the boathouses created by the Romans. The remains of these boathouses can be found around the Mediterranean as well as in the modern day England. However, after the fall of the Roman era, showering almost became a religious taboo and was completely abandoned until the Victorian era.

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It was during the Victorian Era that the famous ‘English Regency Shower’ was invented. This shower was made out of metal, but was painted to make it appear like bamboo. The structure of the English Regency Shower consisted of a basin at the top and a drain at the bottom. A pump like arrangement at the drain forced the water to the top basin, from where it was pumped over the occupant through a nozzle. The English Regency Shower even had a basic shower curtain for the privacy of the occupant. Although the design of this shower was effective, the only drawback to it was that the same water had to be reused while showering. A number of modifications were done to this shower, including a hand pump, several sprayers and nozzles that could be interchanged.

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It was after the invention of the English Regency Shower that plumbers started experimenting with new showering tools. It was during this time that the shower moved indoors and was being used only by a few privileged homeowners. Lead plumbing was introduced around the 1850s, and it was around this time that it started looking similar to what it is today.

Today, you can find a number of advancements in this domain, thereby leading to the creation of high utility showering structures. One such structure is a combination of a shower and a bath tub. This combination is generally used in small bathrooms where there is not enough space to construct a separate shower and bath tub. Such a combination not only results in maximum utilization of space but also leads to a significant saving in plumbing costs.

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The ultimate in showering luxury these days is a sauna shower. A sauna shower provides a spa like experience to the occupant and ensures complete relaxation while showering. A typical sauna shower consists of jets, ceiling rain, Personal Massager and radio.

Thus, we can see that the shower has evolved in a significant manner over the years. Not only is the shower structure more effective, but the plumbing as become more reliable as well.

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Ready to tile shower pans an ideal way to build a shower area

April 11, 2010

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A shower pan is probably the most important part of a shower area since it prevents excess water from trickling down to the sub floor and causing damage. Traditionally, shower pans used to be made up of mortar; however, since mortar was not all that effective, a separate layer of pan liner used to be placed over the shower pan. Although this method is widely considered to be the most effective solution to the problem of leaky shower floors, there have been many instances of leakage in the pan liner as well.

It is in order to provide an effective solution to this problem that you can install ready to tile shower pan floors in your shower area. Ready to tile shower pan is an easy to install structure that can solve all the problems associated with traditional forms of shower pans. Let us take a look at some of the problems associated with traditional shower pans and how a ‘ready to tile’ shower pan solves those problems:

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Creating a mortar shower bed is not an easy task and requires a lot of skill and labor. Multiple layers of material have to be used to ensure that water does not seep through to the sub floor. In case a pan liner is being used, it is essential to set it in the right place. Any miscalculation or problem during the creation of the pan floor can result in leakage and severe damage to other areas of your home. Since ready to tile pan floors are completely waterproof, there is no chance of a leakage to the sub floor.

In case you are concerned about molds that have appeared on your shower floor, the answer to this problem lies in the area in between the pan liner and the shower floor. Since your shower tiles are not completely waterproof, there is a chance that water might accumulate above the pan liner, thereby leading to the growth of mold. By using a ready to tile pan floor you will be able to eliminate this layer between your shower floor and the pan liner, thereby eliminating the chances of mold growth.

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Finally, creating the appropriate slope on the shower floor can be a big challenge, especially for the ‘do-it-yourself’ enthusiasts. An inappropriate slope can lead to water accumulation on your shower floor, thereby leading to problems of leakage and water accumulation. However, most of the reputed ready to tile shower pans come with a pre-formed slope of ¼” per foot, thereby ensuring that your shower floor is perfectly pitched.

It is due to benefits such as these that ready to tile shower pans have gained in popularity across households. Further, these ready to tile shower pans are constructed using high grade material and are treated with waterproofing coatings to ensure that they remain waterproof for a long duration of time. So if you are looking to re-do your shower area or are considering building a new one, you should definitely consider using a ready to tile shower pan.

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Ready to Tile Shower Seats: The Perfect Solution to Your Shower Needs

March 4, 2010

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Shower seats have always been in use to make showering easier for people, especially those with disabilities and elderly people. Shower benches reduce the chances of falls and offer stability if your legs are weak. They can also be very useful for those who require a caregiver to help them bathe.

The most commonly found shower seats are those that can be simply lifted into and out of the shower area.  These are called free standing shower benches.  Folding shower benches are also quite popular.  They are mounted onto the shower wall and can be lifted up or placed down according to your wishes.  In recent times, however, permanent, built-in shower benches have gained immense popularity.  These ready to tile shower seats can be installed in your bathroom during renovation or even later. However, getting them installed during construction of your house or renovation is always advisable if you desire sitting down to shower.

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Ready to tile shower seats also offer great utility to people without any disabilities.  You can sit on them and relax as warm water runs over your body after a long tiring day of work.  Who wants to sit on the shower floor when they are exhausted?  Women can use the shower seats for yet another purpose: they can rest their foot on it while waxing their legs.

Ready to tile shower seats are usually made of heavy duty plastic or metal.  They are also treated for being water resistant so that you don’t need to go for any additional waterproofing at the time of installation.  Some models are also made of granite, marble, and some are even constructed of materials usually found on kitchen countertops.  Some ready to tile shower seats have ceramic tiles on their top.  These waterproof seats are easy to clean and maintain with standard bathroom cleansers. So, whichever material you choose, you can be sure of getting a shower seat made up of long lasting and corrosion resistant materials that never leak, rot or degrade.

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Although, permanent, ready to tile shower seats are costlier when compared to free standing shower benches and retractable shower seats.  They are easier to install and also offer more utility and comfort to the users. Most shower benches are designed for a standard 400 Ib load bearing capacity.

Unlike complex installation methods which once took hours to install, most shower seats available today can be tiled to your bathroom wall and other vertical surfaces quickly and efficiently.  All leading manufacturers of shower benches now offer self supporting, one-piece frames that can be installed easily with the help of fasteners that are supplied with them. So you do not require any additional structural reinforcement.  All you need to do is apply some mortar mix (sand and cement), and tile as desired to mount it on the wall.  It is a matter of just a few minutes.

Some ready to tile shower seats are also made up of high density polystyrene, fiberglass mesh, and a latex polymer liquid waterproof coating.  These seats are extremely lightweight and can be installed in just a few minutes.  Triangle shaped, these seats are extremely durable.  Their unique design allows them to integrate with your bathroom walls and tiles perfectly. These seats can fit properly where walls are plumb.  Also, you need to ensure that the place of installation is leveled so that the seat can fit to the walls perfectly. Installation of these shower seats requires leveling mortar mix, polyurethane sealant, a trowel, and latex modified thin set.

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So, if you are looking for a permanent shower seat that can serve you for many years to come and offer a great showering experience, ready to tile shower seats are the way to go.

For faster installations – Place it, Seal it, Tile it.

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Shower shelves: Have a splendid time in your shower

January 11, 2010

Our shower shelves and bench are easy to install due to a bench forming system which replaces the complex methods currently in use. The shower shelves are completely independent and can be mounted to most vertical services quickly and efficiently. The shower shelves provide the perfect solution for storing  Bathroom Accessories.

The shower seats can be mounted easily in your bathroom allowing you to enjoy your shower for long hours without any hassles. The convex triangle seats will occupy the minimum amount of space in your shower and also lend it a radiant and bright appearance. You can even choose round and pentagon shaped seats depending upon your preference.

Along with the seats, the shower shelves also provide tremendous advantages in your bathroom. Some of the features which makes the shower shelves and seat a true winner are listed below:

Safe:

The product is engineered to support heavy weights of up to 400 pounds

Flexible:

The seats and the showers can be installed before or after the finished tile is applied to the vertical surfaces.

Simple:

The frame is self supporting and easy to install with supplied fasteners requiring no additional waterproofing or structural reinforcements.

Adaptable:

The shelves can be used in both wet and dry conditions. They can be easily mounted over any U.B.C approved substrate material.

Efficient:

The seat can be mounted in minutes. Just place mortar matrix and sand and the task is complete.

Durable:

The material is long lasting and free from corrosion.

Another big advantage of shower shelves and sets is that they are manufactured of alloyed Aluminum and sent as one piece without the need for framing or using any other fasteners. They are free from wood or cellulose fibers which makes them water proof and ready to tile. Just the perfect solution for a relaxing shower!

Flooring Supply Shop offers shower shelves. The website www.flooringsupplyshop.com provides complete information about the company.

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FlooringSupplyShop.com offers preformed shower pans with Ebbe square shower drain

March 20, 2009

After many months of joint testing by FlooringSupplyShop with Ebbe drain and Fin Pan, FlooringSupplyShop is proud to introduce their preformed shower pans with Ebbe square shower drain.  This product is  available in 11 different metal finish grades that can be replaced in seconds.

These shower pans are available only at www.flooringsupplyshop.com and from Tile Depot at their physical location (5047 w Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles CA 90016)  These ready for tile shower pans make building customized shower environments simple and worry free. These are preformed waterproof components that simplify construction in some cases and make possible shapes that would be nearly impossible otherwise. They allow you to customize your shower space to suit your specific needs.

Your shower floor will become the foundation for your new shower.  It is critically important that it is properly constructed and does not ever leak.  As you may already be aware this is the area where tiled shower failures most often occur.  Spending a bit more money on a quality floor system is the best protection you can have against shower floor failure.  It’s like buying shower insurance.

Flooring Supply Shop has scoured the market to bring you the best shower floor system available. We have looked for a system that was straight and true, light weight and very easy to install into its space.  This is easy to lay tile with no difficult, messy and expensive epoxy mortar requirements. the pns are available in a large variety of standard sizes as well as custom ones.  The attractive looking, square, drain easily adjusts up or down to match the height of the tile.  This all makes our ready for tile shower pans the right choice for you.

We couldn’t find the full service shower system we were looking for anywhere on the market so we got creative.  We contacted our friends at Fin Pan and asked them to make shower floors for Flooring Supply Shop that incorporated the Ebbe Square shower drain.   Now we have the best of both worlds.   Finally, we can offer you a shower floor that meets all of your requirements.  When all the work is completed you will see the Ebbe Square drain in the center of your new shower floor fitting nicely within your floor tile, matching the finish of your plumbing. All of this makes for a shower floor system from Flooring Supply Shop that will give you results you can be proud of for forty or more years.

An Ebbe Square shower drain is already installed in to the new shower pans  making tile cutting around the drain a non-issue.   Simple cuts are easily made, saving precious time.  Ebbe drains are sized to match standard 1/2″, 1″, 2″, and 4” tile without cutting.  When cutting is needed, cuts are straight saw cuts with no grinding to match a radius. Just imagine how much easier glass mosaics will be to install.

Further Inquiries:   For those requiring technical details, installation assistance, and answers to all their questions, flooringsupplyshop.com provides their acclaimed customer service.  These experts are there to assist with the selection and installation of PreFormed™ solutions and Ebbe square shower drains.   Flooringsupplyshop.com is pleased to offer free consultations to assist customers with the selection and estimation of required materials. flooringsupplyshop.com holds one of the largest inventories of tile supplies and provides same day shipping for online orders. Customer satisfaction is a priority which is why flooringsupplyshop.com offers a money back guarantee on all PreFormed systems and Ebbe Square shower drains. If you’d like more information about products, or to schedule an interview with Motti Vaknin, President of the International Flooring Center, please visit us at our store International Flooring Center: 5047 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90016, call the office at 877-880-8453 or e-mail flooringsupplyshop.com directly at contact@flooringsupplyshop.com

FlooringSupplyShop.com Offers PreFormed™ Tile Systems from FinPan

March 19, 2009

flooringsupplyshop.com offers tile substrate solutions provided through FinPan’s PreFormed™ line of quality products. FinPan and its subsidiary T. Clear Corporation, provides a line of PreFormed™ products are solutions readily applied under a variety of flooring materials. The Shower Pan, Niches and Shower Seats are easily adaptable tile substrates solutions which come in a variety of sizes. Among the lightest products of their kind in the industry and the most easily installed these versatile one piece systems provide the foundation for tiling in a variety of situations. Tile can be applied directly to the niches and shower seats to blend into existing architectural structures and interior tile designs. The 202 Curb and 120 Slope are additional PreFormed™ products that provide ease of installation by helping to prepare and mold the construction into a professional finish. The 202 Curb fits along the edges of countertops, knee walls, door jambs and platform edges. The 120 Slope is a Styrofoam® cut-to-fit product that quickly and efficiently creates the proper slope for drainage.

All PreFormed™ products are easy to handle and install. They are readily adaptable to existing commercial and residential constructions in the bathroom, kitchen, hall or exterior. FinPan® guarantees that their PreFormed™ products will never erode or degrade and they all are specifically designed to reduce build up of condensation and deter potentially harmful molds and fungi. To ensure a watertight fit, flooringsupplyshop.com recommends either SealGuard™  C-Cure™  Pro Red as the waterproofing membrane. Unlike some other more expensive water sealants C-Cure Pro Red and SealGuard are simple to apply and suitable for commercial and residential stone and tile installations. Home renovation of this type offers the advantages of comfort and value with little effort and cost which is the reason PreFormed™ systems are used by professionals and non-professional installers alike. It is for these reasons and more that flooringsupplyshop.com selects FinPan’s quality products to provide their valued customers.

For more information on PreFormed™ products, please visit www.finpan.com.

Further Inquiries

For those requiring technical details, installation assistance or general inquiries, flooringsupplyshop.com provides their acclaimed customer service to assist with the selection and installation of PreFormed™ solutions. flooringsupplyshop.com is pleased to offer free consultations to assist customers with the selection and estimation of required materials. flooringsupplyshop.com holds one of the largest inventories of tile supplies and provides same day shipping for online orders. Customer satisfaction is a priority which is why flooringsupplyshop.com offers a money back guarantee on all PreFormed™ systems.

If you’d like more information about products, or to schedule an interview with Motti Vaknin, President of the International Flooring Center.

Please visit us at our store International Flooring Center:

5047 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90016

call the office at 877-880-8453 or e-mail flooringsupplyshop.com directly at contact@flooringsupplyshop.com.