Sep 26, 2006 6:21 pm
I'd be interested to know if anyone has anything else but tiles in their shower. I've heard of Corian (very expensive) or glass (not recommended as condensation can sneak behind the glass) - true? Anything else recommended? Thanks.
Re: Alternative to tiles in shower2
Sep 26, 2006 7:06 pm
Yes Corian works well in showers as well as splashbacks, but yes very expensive.
But just think no grout to clean and watch the mould grow in.
Laminex have a Lamipanel out its good gear, much cheaper and joins up well.
Check out their web site for the info. James Hardie Group has the same product.
I know a few people who have glass backs for their showers so far no problems. You know you can paint the back of the glass to make it a colour to complement your bathroom.
Not to sure if there are any other options for you, wet areas are always are problem.
Not unless you are looking to go really radical, and I guess your not.
Oct 01, 2006 3:18 pm
C'mon Michelle, give us radical! I'm especially interested in products that don't cost the earth! (in financial and environmental terms)
Elizabeth (who spent yesterday cleaning mould from the grout in her skanky bathroom in her skanky rented unit!)
Re: Alternative to tiles in shower4
Oct 05, 2006 8:55 pm
Love to give you radical Elizabeth, but aren’t you renting?
Concrete walls are always a new and radical look, no grout to clean!
I’m with you on the mould thing; I have black grout in my tiles. It’s great you can’t see the mould …LOL.
Alternatives to tiles5
Oct 06, 2006 10:00 am
Renting yes, but soon to build (sorry, I forgot that pivotal bit of info).
I had been wondering about concrete (though a bit of me immediately thinks caravan park!). How does it compare in financial terms? Where would one go to get more info (googling yields stories of prisons and historic homesteads!).
Re: Alternative to tiles in shower6
Oct 06, 2006 11:06 am
Yes the concrete could look a bit hard and prison like,
(love that… made me laugh!!)
But it can work if you put good thought and design to it. You would be looking to do the polished concrete, not the raw concrete.
You could perhaps get some small pebbles mixed into the concrete so you have a slight textured look as well, that could look great.
Not sure where you can find out about this. I would start with concreter’s first, do the rounds with them and see who is best up for the job!
If you do the concrete you then need to soften the look with your decoration and designs.
Good luck, send me photos if you do it!
Re: Alternative to tiles in shower7
Nov 14, 2006 1:14 pm
I have just been researching drive way finishes, maybe one of those pebble mix ones might work. I think you troll them on or the paint and stensil stuff?
I haven't done any pricing yet, just looking a alternatives for my next project.
Just ask you never know!
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