I’m sure it’s no big surprise that we are not using traditional materials such as stone or tile in the master shower. I have a serious issue with grout. I know that today’s grout is supposedly mold resistant and much easier to maintain but I have spent way too much time in the shower scrubbing walls with a toothbrush. We could’ve used floor to ceiling slabs of marble which could have been fabulous but we didn’t go that route. We’re using a cementitious (big surprise) product called DecoPoz to coat the entire shower. This is what the shower looks like now after the DecoPoz application.
The shower was formed with dry wall for bathroom applications and then we hired a stucco subcontractor who applied the DecoPoz. The material was then sanded to get a smooth finish. Two cut outs for windows were made and wrapped with the same marble that was used for the baseboard. The other inset on the right wall is for shampoo and body wash.
Here’s where my part of the job comes in…adding a bit of color! Are you surprised? No. Didn’t think so. Anyways, there’s a product called SoyCrete that is a soy based concrete stain. It’s really simple to work with. It’s a two part product, one part is the base and the other part is the tint. One tint comes free with the base and I purchased another so I could create my own mixture. I am mixing different proportions of Charcoal Black and Concrete Gray to create a color that will accent the marble in the bathroom.
Seeing that I’m not working on a floor I’m going to mix up a few different cups with varying proportions of the colors and apply the SoyCrete with a sponge so I can easily wipe away excess. After the color application we will seal everything with Richard James Specialty Chemical Epoxy/Urethane System which will waterproof the shower. Stay tuned for finished project photos…