Sealing the shower- glass mosaic tiles

Do you remember the issues with the shower on the 2nd floor at the house? It is lined with six large panels of very beautiful silvery grey/blue granite. These are marked with 90 years of limescale but we are hoping to get that cleaner.

I am going to try a hot paste of  bicarbonate of soda. I will let you know!

Anyway, these six panels have little or no sealant left between them and we shower the staircase below everytime we run water in here.

I have these beautiful little irridescent glass mosaic tiles (B & Q UK- I found the receipt, dated 01/12/2009.. HA!) in my favourite palette of lavender, turquoise and pale cobalt)

Trev announced that he was doing NO WORK FOR A WEEK when we arrived on Monday, but I cannot not do stuff so I persuaded him to trim and hand me the new mosaic tiles and to fnd three battens to line them up.

The adhesive and grout we used is “ParexLanko”, pretty freely available in France. Please ignore the one- euro shelves and the grotty taps. We have a shiny new shower assembly with an eco-friendly head that passes the water through small mineral rocks that filter out the limescale and also boosts the power without using more water!

It’s packed up somewhere…


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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11 Responses to Sealing the shower- glass mosaic tiles

  1. poshbirdy says:

    Ooh, those mosaics really work there. Love the effect. The colours are spot on x

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    • It has taken a while for grout to dry I think because I am fixing to granite. They seem cooked now, sunshine thru velux probably helps.
      I will let you know if it’s cured the drip!!


  2. Elizabeth says:

    I have just stumbled across your blog and have a similar story to tell about purchasing a renovators opportunity in north eastern France in 2010 – the result of a midlife crisis. Out paltry budget for making the house habitable quickly evaporated when we were victims of an restoration scam run by a couple of UK expats! We now spend our 3 weeks annual leave “on the tools” in France, but don’y regret a minute of it! the down side is that our trip to get there from “door to door” takes 36 hours.

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    • Welcome Elizabeth, please tell us your story one day!
      And we know all about exploitative expats…..hope you find time to go back to the start of my blog and you can read and empathise with all the horror stories and traumas.

      We did UK to France from 2006 till this week, taking over 24 hours non-stop so we sympathise .
      Finally made it here to live, but loads still to do and we CANNOT afford to retire yet, sadly


  3. Ellen A. says:

    Their color and iridescence is lovely.

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  4. Lynda says:

    I always love it when I find a purpose for something I’ve had forever. Kind of justifies the spend and nixes the past guilt every time you ran across them previously.
    This is lovely!

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    • I have just bought things I like over the years of this project, sometimes with only a rough idea where they might go.
      This last year I have filled almost all the decorative gaps and there aren’t many left!
      I can always find room for something beautiful.

      When I settle down and get my trusty old sewing machine out I have a whole heap of beautiful old textiles that I am going to make into cushions and runners and sell.

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  5. Osyth says:

    Yes. Just yes!

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