Change tub/shower color? Cracked toilet flange?


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Old 04-20-06, 05:57 AM
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Change tub/shower color? Cracked toilet flange?

OK, I'm doing a light renovation on our upstairs bathroom. Our townhouse was built in '86' and the tub, toilet, sink and vanity or all brown/beige-ish color - which my wife-to-be hates (so do I frankly). I have gutted everything but the fiberglass tub and plan to install ceramic tile floor (was vinyl), white toilet, white vanity and sink.

See my problem yet? The tub is brown/beige. I have heard of "coatings" you can put over the fiberglass tub/shower but have also heard they bubble and peal, etc. Any thoughts? Currently I'm rethinking the white vanity and maybe going with a light colored wood with a white sink to match the toilet and then putting a light colored wood paneling (cape code I think it's called) on the walls and hoping this will bring together the white with the brown/beige tub.

Also, The toilet flange is cracked - do I need to replace this? I assume so but am not quite sure how to go about it. It looks like it is nailed to the floor...

Any thoughts, suggestions, even prayers would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 04-20-06, 06:51 AM
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Trying to DIY a tub/shower resurface is a lot of work and members here are 90% unhappy with the results. You would probably be happier if you coordinate the new fixtures with the old shower.
As for the toilet flange. They sell what is called a Supre ring or Super flange that goes on top of the broken flange. You have to remove the screws/nails that are holding the current flange down and install new screws through the repair flange and the old flange. Good luck.
 
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Old 04-20-06, 07:18 AM
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I should have specified, I don't plan on refinishing/reglazing the tub/shower myself - I would hire a "proffesional" to do it. Does this change your opion? Also, what about a "liner"?
 
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I think professionally having the tub redone will be fine.

Maybe a really nice, simple shower curtain will do? Unless your wife-to-be doesn't like that either. I hate those fiberglass shower/tubs and the brown/beige-ish color of 'em too. Why couldn't they at least install white ones!

Will say a prayer for you too!
 
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Old 04-20-06, 11:37 AM
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Thanks for your input. We currently have a shower curtain up that hides the majority of the shower/tub but I still know it's there and it bugs me. Well it bugs her more which in turn...

Plus I think when I install the white toilet and vanity not to mention the off white/eggshell tiles it will stick out like soar thumb.

I would like to hear other peoples opinions and experiences with tub Reglazing/Refinishing especially on the old standard fiberglass tub/shower combo's - not that I don't trust you DIYADDICT, just looking for some more input before I make some calls and potentially shell out $250-$500.

Also, from the top of the shower wall to the ceiling is tile (again beige) - should I replace those with tile of my choice or have them reglazed/refinished at the same time. It's a small area (I guess 10-15 square feet) and I'm comfortable with the tiling process (although I haven't done it on a wall yet) but if I get someone in to do the tub why not have just do that entire end of the bathroom right? Maybe? I don't know...
 
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Old 04-21-06, 01:11 PM
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Emies...I looked for some other posts for you since I noticed no one has responded since... I hope this helps...

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=251897
 
 

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