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    Default Is it very difficult/prohibitively expensive to replace a showerbase?

    Hi,
    Our builder has recommended that we restore the existing showerfloors rather than replace with/install a new one - he said it would be significantly cheaper. What is the extent of work involved if I have to replace the shower base and how much would it cost me? Size 820x820


    Many thanks.



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    Depends on the reason for replacement - cosmetic or is there a leak? Pics would help.
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    Cosmetic. Thanks.

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    Remove door, slight risk of breaking
    Remove bottom row of tiles (all will be broken)
    Saw/chip/scrape up base
    Re-do waterproofing if required
    New base
    Replace bottom row of tiles with tiles that won't match

    1-2 days work, $800-2k if you can find someone interested in a fiddly little job!

    Personally I'd save the money and do a whole bathroom refresh for maybe $3-4k (DIY)
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    If the existing base is only dull with minor scratching you can refurbish it with a good quality car polish, start with a #2 cut.
    If there are large scratches or defects, then contact Australian Acrylic Repairs and they will refurbish it like new.
    In both cases, you will have to remove the screen panels and doors, clean the joint at the abutment of the tiles and the base and reseal AFTER the base is treated

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    Hello, if it's mainly because of staines then go and purchase a product called "GUMPTION".
    Fantastic - little bit of elbow grease, but you won't be disappointed.
    regards

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