Frequently Asked Questions
Cost, Timeline, and Process for Your Bathroom Renovation
How much does it cost to get my bathroom done?
I don’t need my bathroom completely redone, I just want a small change like a new cabinet or vanity. Can you do that?
Are your workers and subcontractors insured?
How long does an average bathroom renovation take?
The last renovator I hired left a huge mess behind. Will you do the same?
Will someone come to my home to review and price out the project?
Bathroom Fixtures, Product Types, and Renovation Services
Is it true that low water consumption toilets need to be flushed twice?
The knowledgeable staff in our showroom will gladly point you towards a water-efficient toilet that flushes correctly. Taylor Made Bathrooms carries products from trusted manufacturers who stand behind their products with strong warranties. They will ensure your toilet continues to flush correctly over time.
I have an older shower and keep getting scalded. Can you help?
If you have this issue, chances are your tub and shower valves are not pressure balanced. It is now mandatory in the Ontario Plumbing Code that all new home tub and shower valves must be pressured balanced, but older bathrooms may not have this update.
Pressure balanced valves prevent temperatures from freezing cold or boiling hot. If someone should flush a toilet while you are showering you may see a slight decrease in volume, but the temperature will not dramatically change.
In almost all situations, a new pressure balanced valve can be retrofitted for your home. Our sister company, Taylor’s Plumbing, is equipped with skilled plumbers who are experienced in changing old valves to pressure balanced ones. Contact them for an in-home quote today!
My ceramic tile has had to be replaced twice in the last 13 years. Is there a product available that will not need to be replaced so frequently?
If you are looking for long-lasting bathroom flooring, cultured marble may be the best option for you. Cultured marble is a waterproof product that comes in sheets that are 3/8″ thick. It features a base colour that usually matches your fixtures with a white swirl.
Cultured marble can be easily cleaned with a wax cleaner, such as Gel Gloss. It is the optimal material for bathrooms because when the water hits the marble, it simply rolls off. There are also no grout lines or porous tiles, so soap does not stick to it. It is slightly more expensive than ceramic tiles but lasts a very long time. We have seen cultured marble that was 25 years old and still looked brand new!
For more information on cultured marble, visit our showroom! We have two cultured marble showers installed in our showroom and plenty of samples to look at.
I once owned a polished brass faucet and the finish went bad after only a year and a half. Are the new finishes any different?
The finishes used on bathroom fixtures like faucets have improved greatly in recent years, and almost all brand name faucets available today come with a lifetime guarantee on their finishes. This means you can clean your new faucets with any type of cleaner and they will still be covered.
To further protect the life of your faucet’s finish, we recommend that you avoid using cleaners with ammonia, such as Windex, and that you do not use any cleaners with grit in them. However, if you buy a brand name faucet the warranty will cover any finishing issues regardless of the cleaners you use.
I am thinking about changing my countertop in my bathroom. What types of countertops are available?
The most common types of countertops are laminate, cultured marble, solid surface and granite. Other than laminate, the other three productsall allow you to under mount sinks, which means they are placed under the counter and consequently have no rim above the counter. This application makes the counter look very elegant and is easy to clean. Additionally, cultured marble and solid surface counters are man-made so they can have a moulded bowl built into them.
If these do not interest you, there are many other countertop options including wood, ceramic tiles, and glass.
Have another question? We’d love to help!
Contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 905-650-BATH (2284)