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Agreed with avoiding cheap online retailers fittings. We had an enclosed shower mixer from the company who advised not to ‘splash out’ and it stuck on hot within 3 months of being fitted. It meant tiles had to come back off to be replaced. If you’re going concealed spend the money. Also cheap Porcelain tiles often the ones on offer are cheap because the machine used to make them had gone out of calibration and the tiles aren’t straight, slightly different thickness so your grout lines won’t be perfect. Be realistic on the finish you want to achieve and spend accordingly.
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I just had mine downstairs toilet done. Did cost twice as much as anticipated. My tip would be to upcycle old furniture instead buying new ones ;)
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Excellent artical. I agree with buying quality. The bathrooms in our house still look great 12 years in. I worked hard to get the best prices possible but they were still eye wateringly expensive because the services simply had to be completed altered to make the tiny spaces work effectively.
Fours ago we fitted a shower room in a small coastal flat buying an ex display sanitary ware and cabinets but bought inexpensive taps and shower and enclosure, big mistake, inexpensive stuff real showing signs of wear.
Think about fitting a water filter/softener system if your have hard water it makes a massive difference to the lime scale build up that plague's chrome and ceramics.
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