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Reno shower - tile, fibreglass or acrylic

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Adelaide, 27th Jun, 2016.

  1. Adelaide

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    Hi,
    The membrane of the shower has died and the water is leaking through the tiles into the double brick wall and sand has started to form on the floor. Time for a reno.

    House is worth around $335,000 in Armadale area Perth so cheaper side of town.
    Awesome tennants.

    Do I retile the whole bathroom, or put up paneling that is either fibreglass or acrylic for the shower?

    I need to replace the sliding shower door and would love a normal door but that will hit the bathroom door. I could swap the swap the shower with the basin but then that will chop the access to the bath in half.

    Any thoughts?
    Any suggestions for bathroom specialists in the Armadale area?
     

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  2. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I'd retile - the other options just look cheap and with the rental market the way it is, any small upgrade may be the thing that gets/keeps you a tenant.
     
  3. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking the same. I like the seamless look of acrylic but they are not cheap and might not be ready to clean. The ultimate is glass!
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  4. euro73

    euro73 Well-Known Member Business Member

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    If you like glass, you should take a look at AKRIL. It's a polymer with a very very convincing glass look, but at 1/4 the price or better.

    Splashbacks — Akril


    Very easy to install, as it comes in sheets - just like Gyprock or Blueboard, so you'll save a lot of money on the cost of a tiler.

    Akril Sheet — Akril
     
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  5. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    That is much nicer than the lami-panel type stuff I was visualising!
     
  6. euro73

    euro73 Well-Known Member Business Member

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    I'm surprised it hasn't taken off more. The only thing it isn't really suitable for is to be used behind a gas or electric cooktop as a splashback, as it starts to struggle at 100 degrees of greater ...