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Downtown Lancaster Tub to Shower Conversion

Double vessel sink with Fusion granite

Double vessel sink with Fusion granite

Recently JD Tile took on a tub to shower conversion downtown Lancaster. Many contractors would be afraid walking into this type of renovation, but not JD Tile. We take on what most are afraid of. The project presented many obstacles as the walls were plaster and when the tub was removed there it was an area that would have to be built up to flush to the existing wall. Large copper pipes came through the plumbing wall presenting a challenge to find an area to house a niche. A new half wall was built, Fusion granite was chosen from Natural Stoneworks of Lancaster for the new vanity top, seat, knee wall top and curbtop. The combination of granite and tile is a trademark of JD Tile. The shower is 100% waterproof. The original shower area was turned into a closet to house towels and bathroom supplies. Clear sink vessels were used for the vanity countertop. Frameless glass by H2 of Lancaster.
Completed shower with glass enclosure

Completed shower with glass enclosure

Fusion granite bench curb and knee wall top with Wedi Subliner waterproofing and Ardex 8+9

Fusion granite bench curb and knee wall top with Wedi Subliner waterproofing and Ardex 8+9

Demo of tub and existing shower area

Demo of tub and existing shower area

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Barrier Free Shower in Lebanon PA with drop down bench

Barrier free in-law shower in Lebanon PA. NuHeat installed in the floor. Marco Corona porcelain tile carries into the barrier free shower with a 68″ Kerdi-Line Drain located at the back wall. Crossville mosaics were used in the ceiling, feature deco and niche. Dome liners were used to terminate the tile. The granite used for the bathroom vanity was incorporated into the niche which is a trademark of JD Tile. A drop down shower seat was incorporated. SpectraLock Epoxy grout was used, 2 colors light pewter and raven. Glass frameless shower door. JD Tile 143-8x1020140117_14562220131210_14411020131122_113547

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Hummelstown Shower Pan Demo & Rebuild

Recently JD Tile took on what many contractors will not, a shower pan tear out and redo.  For this project many contractors would have wanted to do a total tear out of the shower/glass block walls.   JD Tile assessed the project to be a shower pan & bench tearout and to rebuild the subfloor and add new support where needed.  Obvious moisture and mold were evident on top of the shower floor and underneath the plywood was black from moisture getting through the liner.  A suspected lack of preslope was confirmed.  Advised customer to stop using shower as moisture was feeding the mold to grow.  Had nothing been done to this shower in a couple years the entire wing that shower was in would have been destroyed by mold. When measuring the pan for the size the tape measure caught tiles on the edge and pulled them up, saturation of the mud bed was obvious.  The water had not only damaged the plywood subfloor but also some of the joist structure.  2×4’s and 2×6’s were added and new 3/4″ plywood was installed to replace the entire subfloor.  The corner bench was removed and the customer wanted the same size installed.  Solid piece fabrication was provided and fabricated by JD Tile to custom fit the top of the seat and rounded off for safety.  Customer had previous tiles used to replace first row of tile walls removed in order to carry waterproofing up the wall to give a 100% pan seal effect with new kerdi drain brushed brass and kerdi surface waterproofing.  New p-trap installed as well due to old one clogged most likely during the actual building of the home back in the late 90’s.   One of the biggest challenges of a project like this is having all the right tools and knowing the structure of a shower pan throughout.  JD Tile has previously torn out shower pans with a liner and lead pans.  Here is the process from the start to finish.  Laticrete’s SpectraLock epoxy grout was used and the same color in Latisil 100% silicone caulk was used to caulk the bench to wall seam.    

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