Limestone Bathroom Remodeling Project in West Lake Hills Before and After
These are pictures of various stages of the Minimalist Modern Limestone shower. This bathroom remodeling project pictured in the post below. This was a bathroom renovation here in West Lake Hills / Austin Tx
This is the before picture of the minimalist modern limestone bathroom remodeling project in West Lake HIlls / Austin Tx. The old shower that had failed is in the top left corner of the picture. the toilet flange is right across from it on the bottom right hand side of the picture. Note the wet and rotten wood at the top of the picture.
This next picture shows the slab opened up so that we could reroute the toilets new location to the main sewer line and center the drain for the larger shower we have framed in. Rotten wood was discovered so we replaced all of the really bad wood and treated the existing lumber , that we kept, with an enzyme to kill any mildew. After the mildew is dead, it has to be encapsulated. We used a primer and in the next photo, you can see how we coated all of the primed lumber with aqua defense ( A rubberized waterproof coating). Also take note of how all of the corners of each bay are caulked. We moved the wall of the closet back 6 inches and framed a free floating bench seat.
In this 3rd picture you can see how we completely covered all of the exposed shower framing with aqua defense. We insulated the walls and ceiling. The floor has been floated in concrete which is graded toward the weep holes in the center of the shower pan to allow for proper water drainage. The shower pan is also covered in multiple coats of the rubberized waterproof material to act as a secondary waterproof membrane.
This picture shows our vinyl membrane which acts as our second waterproof shower pan liner.
This picture shows the backer board that has been installed and waterproofed with multiple coats of the rubberized waterproof material. The floor has also been sloped towards the drain with a dry pack of concrete to insure a properly graded surface to install the mosaic floor material and allow for adequate water drainage. Note how the corners and the joints of the hardibacker were also covered in mesh tape to ensure the rubberized coating will not crack in the future.
Although it is not grouted yet, you can see how the lines consistently line up in the corners. The layout has been designed to leave nice large cuts on all sides.