Greenwhich, CT Bathroom Remodeling Contractors - Company Listing
About Greenwich Connecticut: According to early records, the first Town Meeting in Greenwich was officially held in 1664 Its function was to request the General Assembly to make Greenwich a town separate from Stamford. On May 11, 1665 Greenwich was ruled an official town. The town is named after Greenwich, England; a borough of London in the UK.
We specialize in custom home additions, kitchen cabinets, bathroom and shower remodeling and much more - we are fully insured in Connecticut and have hundreds of bathroom renovation references available upon request - no job is too big or too small for our team.
An electric water heater can abe installed anywhere. Since a gas or oil water heater must be vented, it is usually located near the furnace and shares the same chimney. More important than sharing the same chimney, however, is closeness to rooms where hot water is needed quickly. This is almost always the bathroom. Nothing is more annoying that having to wait several minutes for hot water to reach a faucet or shower. A delay to the faucet is not as annoying in a kitchen, because the cooler water in the sink can be used for other purposes until the hot water arrives. We also specialize in the top hot water bathroom and shower heaters in Greenwich and surrounding areas.
Basic Bathroom Renovation Info for Greenwich, CT Homeowners - Terms
When you're thinking about a new tub as part of a bathroom remodel or minor renovation project, your first considerations may be shape, size and color, but the tub's material can affect the durability, sound, feel and color availability. Here are some salient features of each of the three main types of materials used in manufacturing new bathroom wash tubs and showers:
- Enameled steel - This is a very long lastime material but doesn't feel as solid as cast iron. It comes in variations on the standard shape only. It is lighter and less expensive than cast iron but can be noisy unless treated for sound deadening.
- Fiberglass - With proper care, this material can last as long as steel or case iron. Fiberglass bathroom fixtures and bathtubs are lighter than metal tubs and won't chip, but they need a special cleaner to avoid scratching and wearing the finish. Some come with a tub surround. Available in a wide variety of shapes and popular in Greenwich due to their relaxing nature.
- Enameled cast iron - This is an extremely durable material that comes in a wide variety of colors. It is the most expensive of the three main bathtub materials. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes as well and fits well in any home setting. They retain heat well and are resistant to stains, chips, and scratches and are easy to maintain. On the other hand, they can weigh up to 1,500 pounds when full of water, so they need to be well-supported. Even if you are remodeling a second-story bathroom, we can help with enameled cast-iron tub installs and ensure floorboards can support the weight of these luxury tubs.
When it comes to tub and shower fittings - Spout and faucets can be mounted through the floor, a ledge, or the wall. You can separate controls for showers and tubs or combine them, and separate hot and cold faucets or get a single control. Fittings generally come in chrome, brushed or polished brass, or even gold. Waste and overflow assemblies are always purchased separately.
Floor tiling info - When it comes to floor tiling, always move appliances out of a room prior to beginning work and always install tiles under and behind appliance locations. Although you may think this bathroom or kitchen flooring may neve see the light of day, you can never be sure of future remodeling needs. Also, if you only tile up to the front of an under counter appliance, it will be trapped in position and either the tile of the counter will have to be demolished in order to replace the appliance. The same is true of a shower space.
Before moving kitchen appliances or bathroom fixtures, check their heights in conjunction with new floor and countertop heights. Make sure that after the height of the floor or the thickness of countertop edging is changed, the doors of the dishwasher, clothes dryer, trash compactor and other appliances will clear the edge of the countertop, and the stove and refrigerator will fit underneath overhead cabinets.
If a door will not clear, you must raise the height of the countertop or replace or trim the cabinet.