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RedactionRedaction Senior MemberJaxPosts: 2,044 Captain
edited October 2022 in Off Topic #1
We’re going to do a partial remodel to our main bathroom (we have 1 and 1/2 bathrooms). We can’t pull the trigger on a tub and shower tear out at the moment. Had planned to do it this last spring (build a temporary outdoor shower) but my heart surgery nixed that. Hopefully I can do that this next year, but for now we’re going to do everything else.  My issue is the small glass block wall I installed 25 years ago, it’s sooooo outdated. I’m looking for ideas on how to cover it up. Any thoughts?? I was thinking vinyl planks maybe. 

I thought a fishing forum would be the best place to ask for remodeling advice. 

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  • dave44dave44 Senior Member Chesterfield, Va.Posts: 18,752 AG
    edited October 2022 #2
    I’ve had three people ask about installing glass block walls or windows in the last month. It looks like it’s circling back for you.

       Oh yeah, advice. Save your cash, do it all at once if we can still afford to eat by then.
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Senior Member Central NCPosts: 22,826 AG
    We were thinking about putting up a glass block wall for our shower...  I think the picture above is pretty nice.  Maybe you are just tired of that look.  The only thing I would change in there is that crap on the ceiling...
  • dave44dave44 Senior Member Chesterfield, Va.Posts: 18,752 AG
    Yes, that ceiling. 😬 
       But that’s not easy.
  • Fly_FlingerFly_Flinger United StatesPosts: 237 Deckhand
    dave44 said:
    Yes, that ceiling. 😬 
       But that’s not easy.
    Encapsulate...Simply place new layer of drywall over it.  If it contains asbestos, you have encapsulated it.
    No scraping, just find the joists,  use some mud over it as an adhesive, screw the new drywall into place and tape and paint.
    Member formerly known as "Team Sabatage"  Lost during the great wipe out of 2019
  • dave44dave44 Senior Member Chesterfield, Va.Posts: 18,752 AG
    dave44 said:
    Yes, that ceiling. 😬 
       But that’s not easy.
    Encapsulate...Simply place new layer of drywall over it.  If it contains asbestos, you have encapsulated it.
    No scraping, just find the joists,  use some mud over it as an adhesive, screw the new drywall into place and tape and paint.
    I’ve done that with 1/4 rock.
      Completely doable, best option. Secure any nail pops and add screws as needed first.
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,081 Moderator
    Instead of vinyl plank, I'd use ceramic plank. More resistant to water/moisture. Also think something contrasting, that'll stand out. Add a splash of color or contrast. 

    While I hate popcorn ceilings, that'd be far down the list unless you hire it out. Especially with your chest healing. 

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • cadmancadman Senior Member Posts: 43,176 AG
    edited October 2022 #9
    Remove the cap off that glass wall and cover the entire thing with matching tile. I would even build it out to the edge so it looks continuous from the bottom. Just bust off the little tiles at the base, 

    But I would wait until you pull the tub and just rebuild that entire wall and the ceiling then. No sense trying to piecemeal it. 

    You could even go crazy and add furring strips on the ceiling and pipe in a rainfall shower head.

    Former Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • RedactionRedaction Senior Member JaxPosts: 2,044 Captain
    Thanks all, we’ve decided to keep the glass block the way it is for now. 

    As far as the ceiling goes I’m going do what I did in our kitchen T&G pine sealed, painted, and each grove caulked. Putting a larger exhaust fan in to knock the steam down. 

    Putting down new tile, new vanity (current one has a tile top, ugly as hell), recessed lighting, new toilet, wainscoting, replacing all the trim, and doors. I should be able to all this  now without hindering the tub tear out later. 
  • dave44dave44 Senior Member Chesterfield, Va.Posts: 18,752 AG
    You didn’t say you wanted to tongue and groove the ceiling, or what kind of style you liked.
        I agree, I like it.
        
  • bottom feederbottom feeder Senior Member WellingtonPosts: 1,778 Captain
    The only remolding I have done is melting down old sinkers into new ones.

    Leaving Florida... take a developer with you!

  • RedactionRedaction Senior Member JaxPosts: 2,044 Captain
    The only remolding I have done is melting down old sinkers into new ones.
    Thanks for the spell check there bottom! 
  • kellerclkellercl Senior Member Posts: 12,787 AG
    I've never remodeled a bathroom.  Give me 2 minutes on Google and I'll be just as knowledgeable as any contractor regardless of their credentials and experience.  
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Senior Member Central NCPosts: 22,826 AG

    kellercl said:
    I've never remodeled a bathroom.  Give me 2 minutes on Google and I'll be just as knowledgeable as any contractor regardless of their credentials and experience.  

    I'm able to fix most of my IT problems that way.
  • cadmancadman Senior Member Posts: 43,176 AG
    kellercl said:
    I've never remodeled a bathroom.  Give me 2 minutes on Google and I'll be just as knowledgeable as any contractor regardless of their credentials and experience.  
    Seattle Man Burns Down House Trying to Kill Spider With

    Former Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • pottydocpottydoc Senior Member Posts: 5,598 Admiral
    kellercl said:
    I've never remodeled a bathroom.  Give me 2 minutes on Google and I'll be just as knowledgeable as any contractor regardless of their credentials and experience.  
    Dang Keller, I didn't realize I'd done work for you before. I would have to narrow it down some though, since I've done stuff for several 100 other guys like you. 😄





  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,081 Moderator
    pottydoc said:
    kellercl said:
    I've never remodeled a bathroom.  Give me 2 minutes on Google and I'll be just as knowledgeable as any contractor regardless of their credentials and experience.  
    Dang Keller, I didn't realize I'd done work for you before. I would have to narrow it down some though, since I've done stuff for several 100 other guys like you. 😄





    I was waiting on you potty. I wonder how many here would pass the Florida Plumbing Exam with a little bit of google study. 

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • kellerclkellercl Senior Member Posts: 12,787 AG
    pottydoc said:
    kellercl said:
    I've never remodeled a bathroom.  Give me 2 minutes on Google and I'll be just as knowledgeable as any contractor regardless of their credentials and experience.  
    Dang Keller, I didn't realize I'd done work for you before. I would have to narrow it down some though, since I've done stuff for several 100 other guys like you. 😄





    Leave stuff to the experts, only makes sense to me.  I'm glad others know their stuff.  
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • stc1993stc1993 Senior Member Posts: 10,409 AG
    If FL is like GA you have to have people vouch for you that you know what your doing.
  • conchydongconchydong Senior Member Posts: 13,963 AG
    I still think that if you are going to remove the tub in the next five years or so, it is better to do it now. You never know the can of worms you open when you do renovations. If you are doing just enough to appease the wife, I can understand that too. 

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Senior Member Real close to the Fakahachee StrandPosts: 11,607 AG
    Just put a Jiffy Jon and a hose out back... You first World folks are just looking for problems.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
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