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Tips For Choosing Your Bathroom Tiles

clock May 24, 2014 00:45 by author Chris Vigna

Stop Worrying About How To Pick Your Bathroom Tiles

 

If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom or really think that it is time to change your bathroom tiles, this blog post is for you, as we will tell you tips for picking the best tiles for your bathroom and you can be certain that they will help you to make a smart decision. 

 

Tip #1

 

If your bathroom design has curves in it, you should pick smaller size tiles for these sections.  If your shower or bathtub has a bench, it will probably need smaller tiles, as these will fit better and will make your design look better too. 

 

Tip #2

 

Touch the bathroom tiles that you like in the store and think about how they will feel when you touch them with bare feet or right after taking a comforting shower.  If you are planning to sit on your bathroom bench, it will also be a good idea to have an edge and soft tiles. 

 

Tip #3

 

If you are going to be choosing some mosaic tiles, you should be very careful and make sure they are glued perfectly to the floors and walls. If not, it could cause problems, in a short period of time. 

 

Tip #4

 

Small colored glass, allows you more options and easier installation, than large clear glass.  Most small colored glass, can be fitted easily in any bathroom, while larger clear glass tiles, may need to be made out specifically for your case and this could raise the cost of remodeling your bathroom a lot. 

 

Tip #5

 

Use a different colored set of tiles to build a wall, which will make your bathroom design nice to look at.  This is a simple way to make your bathroom look a lot different and there are plenty of colored tiles to choose from. 

 

Tip #6

 

Your shower’s access should be simple and safe as well.  By considering universal bathroom designs, as well as some shower made tiles, you will be able to accomplish this. 

 

Tip #7

 

If you are like most people and do not enjoy cleaning your bathroom or shower, you should pick some glass panels or large slabs, as these are much easier to clean and will make your life easier too. 

 

So follow some of these tips when picking your bathroom tiles and you will see great results!

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No More Tubs in the Bathroom

clock April 13, 2014 03:25 by author Chris Vigna

In the past, new homeowners would think mostly about installing a tub in at least one of their bathrooms, but today, it seems as this tendency has dropped and now more people are looking to install showers, instead of the old comfy tub.  There are many beliefs on why this is happening, but basically it involves saving water, saving space and saving money. 

According to some experts in the plumbing and bathroom industries, people are not choosing bathtubs for their homes anymore and there are other trending options, which are rapidly becoming a standard in many places.  Overhead showers are now more popular these days and people are preferring to use the space where a bathtub would go, to have a larger bathroom, a small closet space or even a very large shower. 

Bathtubs needs a lot of water to be filled and this means that you will spend more on water every month, if you take regular baths in your tub.  Showers do not require that much water and they are also easier to clean and allow you to clean yourself, in a shorter period of time. 

People are also choosing shower designs, which make their bathrooms more spacious and require less space.  These shower designs are now easily available in the market and their prices have dropped a lot, which is why they are now being used in more homes around the country. 

Floating vanities, are also being chosen over traditional bathroom vanities these days and they are also helping people to have a little more free space in their homes.  Toilets that have in wall carriers and tanks are a very popular option these days and they certainly look great in any bathroom. 

Just as everything in this world, bathroom traditions are changing and it will only be a matter of time, until these popular items, become obsolete and people are choosing others instead.  Whether you still prefer bathtubs or not, showers are certainly a smart decision to have in your home, as environmental awareness increases and we now know how important it is to save our water. 

At All About the Pipes, we can recommend what is best for your home and we can also help with the installation of your new bathroom.  Feel free to read through our website, so you can find out more about our services, our experience and what we can do for you.  

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Causes and Resolutions to Fix a Stuck Bathtub Drain Stopper

clock March 15, 2013 17:26 by author Chris Vigna

Chances are that if you own a home, you are going to encounter some plumbing problems. One common problem that often happens in the bathroom is that the drain stopper in your bathtub gets stuck. There are many reasons this can happen, and there are simple ways to fix it.

Some things that may cause your bathtub drain stopper to get stuck could be that there is hair clogging the drain, or some other type of obstruction such as a buildup of personal care products, or just plain soap and mildew buildup.

This can be easily taken care of by yourself, but the method you use is going to depend on how much hair is stuck in the drain. First of all you will need to go to any hardware store and buy a snake. Depending on how much hair is clogging the drain, will determine if you need an electric snake of if you can use a manual one. Most manual snakes get the job taken care of quite easily. You will then need to remove the drain cover by getting a flat head screw driver and remove the 2 screws that hold the drain stop in place. You can remove the drain stop by pulling the face plate towards you, and remove the center of the drain. Remove the hair that is visible, and then use the snake to finish the job.

If you do not own a snake, you can try unclogging the drain by using a plunger. If all else fails, you will need to contact a professional plumber, like All About the Pipes plumbing, to help you with the drain.

If you want to prevent another clog, simply buy a bathtub strainer. They are inexpensive, and will prevent hair and other objects from going down the drain.

All About the Pipes Plumbing, Inc. is a great plumbing company to consider for all your plumbing needs. All their work is guaranteed, and all of their plumbers are licensed, bonded, and insured. All About Pipes Plumping, Inc. is also a member of the Better Business Bureau. If you need any professional plumbing done give us a call, we service the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

     

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Choices for bathroom and kitchen faucets

clock January 7, 2013 05:21 by author Chris Vigna
Bathroom and kitchen faucets are seen and used very frequently. It is important to choose quality faucets that are easy to use and that have the finish and features that you desire. The kitchen is a high traffic area of the home where families and guests seem to always congregate. Cooking and entertaining are vital and enjoyable activities in many homes, and it is important to have a sink and faucet that are both functional and fitting for your kitchen decor.
 
Kitchen faucets come in a myriad of color finishes. Various shades of black and bronze are a trendy and up to date kitchen faucet finish. There are also a wide variety of classic kitchen faucet finishes such as stainless steel and chrome. Styles range from old world styles such as Victorian looking faucets, to modern stream lined styles. Faucets come in one and two handle varieties. Choose the type that you feel gives you the most precise control of temperature and volume. Kitchen faucets also have various sprayer options, such as a side sprayer, or a pull down sprayer. When choosing a kitchen faucet, consider whether or not you plan to use a built in water filtration system.
 
Bathroom faucets should match the overall decor of your bathroom. As with kitchen faucets, there are a myriad of color finish and style options for bathroom faucets. Choose one that is functional, fits in well with your bathroom design, and has a good warranty. Sometimes bathroom faucet choices are limited by the type of sink and faucet holes already in place.
 
When you are ready to move forward with faucet choices, as well as any plumbing services, repairs, or renovations, contact All About the Pipes Plumbing, in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina Area. We are an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, were rated Best of Charlotte in Charlotte Weekly Magazine, and offer two year warranties on all parts and labor. Get the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams, and work with a team that is committed to superior work and customer service.

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