SHOWER!! What kind?
I ripped out my 20 year old fiberglass shower unit. Now, what to replace it with??
I thought I was nearly decided to go with a corian base (guy at HD said it was the easiest one to keep clean and most rugged) and tile walls, until my mother screeched, echoing my biggest concern with tile, that it is tough to clean. She replaced her tile shower with fiberglass (6 yrs ago?)when she fell through the rotted wall lol, and she says it's so much easier to keep clean and still looks shiny and new! (not my experience when it comes to the floor, but I think we made mistake of using cleaners that were too harsh, while she uses a mild solid surface liquid polish/cleaner.) She says she would never get anything other than fiberglass.
I just read some posts about the Kerdi system, but these posts are a few years old now and I think the Kerdi system requires a tile floor.
So, can anyone tell me, which is better, acrylic/fiberglass floor and walls, corian Or other type base with tile walls,something else? I don't want to do this again in another 20 yrs, or for that matter, in my lifetime.
If you're still reading, here's more:
Had to replace old floor as it was cracked and leaked. Have since determined that can't just buy a new corner 36 x 36,double entry unit to replace old shower as can't find one. If change the size of the shower or get one of those neo angle units, would need to move the drain. I can also have a bigger shower than original as I have over 6' x 3' 5" to work in. So, I figured, if have to do all that work, might as well do it in tile so he can custom make it to fit the space we decide on. FYI, I just learned that the sub-floor is unstable (it moves if bounce on it)so that is likely why the shower floor cracked (have to correct it no matter what I do), so feel slightly better about fiberglass as it wasn't the shower's fault it cracked and leaked, anything would have leaked. What a project. Who knew?
I could actually use my old walls (which are now discolored), get a new fiberglass base, and use my old doors, but think while it's all out, might as well do everything new and hopefully not have to do this again.
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