Bathroom Renovation – Tara Drive, Ottawa. Reverend MacDonald had asked us to replace his bathroom floor as he thought it was rotting around the toilet. After removing the tiles we quickly saw that the subfloor beneath had rotted right through. We found a hole near the toilet leading under the bathtub as well, this caused us to stop the project and consult with the client as to what should be done next and what can be afforded by the client at the time.
It was decided that we would have to remove the tub in order to replace the rotted subfloor but that we would keep the existing tub and re-install it as there was nothing really wrong with it. To properly replace a bathtub all of the tile wall above it should be removed and start fresh with new tile backerboard and tiles. Our client also decided to have the tile wainscotting removed at the same time. Just our luck this was a house built in the 50s so all the tiles on the shower walls and wainscoting (all bathroom walls were tiled up 50″ high) were bedded into 1.5″ thick concrete with wire mesh……what fun to remove :-/ 1,450 pounds loaded then unloaded at the city waste fascility.
Once the toilet, sink, tile shower walls/cement, bathtub, tile wainscoting/cement and tile floor/subfloor were removed we were able to see which part of the original builder floor was rotted and needed replacing. All of the area that showed any sign of rotting or weakness was replaced with new wood at same thickness as the existing.
While removing the wall-mounted bathroom sink it was noticed that his chromed p-trap was rotted on the underside, while the walls were removed we changed the drain connections and bought a new chromed p-trap to be installed once all the tiling was complete.
New cement board was installed on bathroom floor, Denshield on shower walls and water-resistant drywall on bathroom walls. 6″x 6″ white tiles were chosen by client for shower walls and half way up the rest of the bathroom walls and 12″x12″ earth tone tiles with small traces of white in them were installed on the floor and as a border at the bottom of bathroom walls where they meet the floor.
As per client request we re-installed his bathtub, tub/shower faucet, toilet, sink, sink faucet, 4 safety bars and 2 towel bars.
Next week his nephew will be visiting and has offered to do the final paint job for them
The client is completely satisfied with the project and has already asked us to replace the flooring on his stairway leading into the basement and the large landing area at the bottom of stairs.
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. MacDonald