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OT--Shower design help (sorry, sorry)

posted by: breezygirl on 04.12.2011 at 05:34 pm in Kitchens Forum

I apologize for the OT thread, but I'm hoping some of the pity for my crappy birthday yesterday will extend to forgiveness for this post.

I mentioned that I need to figure out my shower design for my new master bathroom so I can order a shower floor to install during the rough-in. I've been struggling with the floor material--acrylic, cast iron, or tile--and the size.

DH and I had a long talk and looked at pictures online last night. We like the idea of a tiled shower floor. We've never had any tile in any bathroom we've ever lived in so we don't fully understand the maintenance aspect of tile and grout. There will be lots of tile in the new bath anyway so maybe a bit more won't matter.

We also like the looks of a shower with a half wall/pony wall along part of it with glass above joining a glass door. Similar to this picture Lavender posted yesterday.

Shower with pony wall

Here's my bathroom layout. The red rectangles along the shower would be the pony walls with glass above. The space between the red areas would be the glass shower door.

Bathroom with pony wall 4-12-11

Questions

1. Shower floor. If you have tile on the shower floor, do you like it or do you regret not choosing a solid surface?

2. Pony wall. Would the pony wall idea be stupid in a not-so-big bathroom like this? Is it a maintenance nightmare? Do fancy designers only do this in bathrooms for show?

Thank you again for your birthday wishes yesterday and for help with this!

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