Hi. Just met with second contractor who is also a home builder. He highly recommended sheets of Corian or Tere-stone on shower walls and floor for ease of cleaning and durability of floor vs tile with grout. Said thattiled showerfloors eventually leak. He said he's installing one or the other sheeted walls in million dollar homes these days. I worry that it will appear cheap or boring (Bath Fitters comes to mind even tho the products mentioned are in the high end granite range). I do like the low maintainence aspect tho. Since resale may be in our future within the next five years, what are your thoughts? BTW, he said that Zodiac has surpassed granite for it's ease of care for vanity tops adding that sealing of granite is easy and done every three years. Decisions, decisions. Interesting enough, a heated floor would cost about $ 500 which is a far cry from the $2000 estimate from another designer unless the first designer was factoring on tile work labor?
Anyone in the biz installed either Coriander or Tere-Stone sheets on shower walls? Anyone opted for either product in their showers?
If you want to know about those two products specifically, I can't help.
But this is the product we used shown in a gallery of finished showers.
At the time we installed it, it was much lower in price than the bigger name brands like Corian.
Thanks, Nettiejay, but it doesn't appear that there's a showroom in my area. BTW, what is that product composed of? What is their warranty?
The material's composition is described under the "Support" then "FAQ" tabs on the site. It isn't a lot different from Corian or other acrylic materials. To me, it looks about the same as well.
Funny you should ask about warranty, because we actually had to make use of it. Here's what it says:
"This statement is on every product we manufacture. It is a simple, clear guarantee, and everyone associated with our business understands it. If our product ever fails, we will either provide you with a new item or refund the cost. "Yes, Guaranteed Forever" says it all. Quality products, our guarantee, quick delivery, ease of installation, and low failure rate have made us legends in this industry."
Our problem was with the integrated sink bowl in the vanity top. Despite the assurance of about 10 different sales people that these bowls will not crack like cultured marble always does, this bowl cracked. I ignored it for a good 3 or 4 years. Didn't want the futile hassle of trying to collect on the warranty, having never once won any warranty battle. Finally, the appearance of the cracks irked me so much that I called them, but didn't truly expect to get anywhere with it. The service rep took a look and immediately called in an order for a replacement, no more questions asked. He also recommended a heat reducer valve on the water line to prevent it from happening again.
(Shower bases don't get the same kind of hot water damage because people generally don't run water that hot when they're standing under it, so no worries there.)
Ours was a DIY remodel, so we needed a little guidance. The customer service was top notch... Couldn't have been more helpful or friendly.
I know this sounds like an ad for this company, but I have no financial interest in it whatever. Am just very pleased with what they have provided me for the money I gave them.
Glad to hear they honored their warranty. Odd tho that the sink cracked. I have Corian sinks in my kitchen and my rearch before I opted to go with that product cautioned me not to pour boiling water into the sinks but to have cold water running first to temper it. Have had the sinks for about 10yrs. With no problems thus far.
As I stated, the company you suggested is not in my area, but perhaps other readers will consider your choice for their remodels. Thanks again.
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