As like many of our renovations, this downtown Toronto home needed to give it’s bathroom an update into our current century.
Our clients for this project had a few design ideas they wanted to follow through on which included a cool and funky concrete patterned tile floor and a basketweave style subway tiled walls. They also wanted to have their wall mounted medicine cabinets to be inset within the wall to create less of an intrusion within their bathroom.
Along with new tiles and cabinets, we removed to old cast iron claw foot tub and replaced it with a brand new, modern style bathtub along with a Riobel three piece shower system. We had also removed the old pedestal style sink and installed a new floating style vanity. This was necessary as this was the only bathroom in the home and added storage space is a must in todays home.
After the demolition, we did the required framing to fit in the new tub and also framed out the exterior wall so we can provide the client with an insulated wall. Once the framing was completed, we installed all the new plumbing and electrical lines to get ready for drywall and plaster. As always, we use a waterproof fibreglass board in all of our shower units.
Next, we lay the concrete floor tiles. With these types of tile, they are very porous and require a sealing stage to be perform prior to any grouting or usage of the bathroom. We carefully applied the sealer and allow it to dry for a full day before we apply a second coat.
Finally, wall tiles get installed, grout gets filled, trim and painting get finished and then we finalize everything with fixture installations so everything ready is ready for delivery to the clients.