How to choose shower tile?

Choosing shower tile. Bathroom renovation by Leone Plumbing

How to choose shower tile?

The crowning glory of your bathroom is the shower. Choosing the right shower tile is essential to make your bathroom shine. It can be an overwhelming and disappointing experience if the right tile is not selected for its purpose. You need to choose a good shower tile to avoid untimely tile repairs or updates that can be costly. Determining a good tile can help you pick the right choice and avoid regrets.

What makes a good shower tile?

There are three points to consider to identify a good shower tile.

Proportion

Proportion is critical with all wall tiles, and it’s the same with shower tile. Your choice of tile should be proportionate to what is inside your bathroom. A good tile should fit very well in the area where you will be installing it. Nowadays, large tiles are more popular for a modern look. If you would like your bathroom or shower to look spacious, consider using large format tiles. The beauty of large shower tile is it creates a wide space look with less grout line.

Long-term performance

A good tile should also have a long lifespan and can withstand damages. We recommend porcelain tiles as it is known to be durable, and won’t scuff, tear, dent, or puncture. If you compare porcelain from ceramic tiles, they are denser and less porous. This makes porcelain tile more impervious to moisture than ceramic. On the other hand, ceramic tiles are less dense and more prone to cracks and breaks. To test, you may try chipping a piece of porcelain tile. You can see that the damage is nearly invisible and the color continues all the way through. We highly recommend porcelain tile due to its durability which is suited for heavy usage than ceramic tile. Leone Plumbing Shower Tile Guide  

Aesthetics

The overall look of your shower tile adds beauty to your bathroom. For your bathroom and shower to look sleek or classy, choose light shades of tiles. A light shade tile does not only offer an elegant look, but it will also make the bathroom look more spacious. To achieve that “rich and clean” look, another choice is glass tile. The translucence of glass with its variety of colors is an excellent material you can choose. The light that glass tiles reflect gives a brighter and larger appearance to your bathroom. Glass Tile

The best place to shop for shower tile.

Now you know how to determine a good tile, it’s time to shop! Our choice of suppliers is tried and tested. They have a large selection of tile choices for your bathroom makeover. The top tile suppliers we recommend are Best Tile, The Tile Shop, and Artwalk Design. They provide top-quality tiles at a relatively good price.

Renovate your bathroom with us!

Knowing the best shower tile is the first step towards achieving your dream bathroom. Contact us today and let our creative experts help you with your bathroom renovation needs.     | Photo Credits: Pixabay  
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Delta Bathroom Faucets

 
Leone Plumbing Delta Bathroom Faucets

Delta Bathroom Faucets – Leone’s top choice for faucets

When it comes to bathroom renovation, we always strive to use the best and most durable materials in every project that we do. That is why we are very picky with the bathroom fixtures that we install. One of the bathroom fixtures that we are very particular about is the faucet. With the faucet as one of the heavily used fixtures in a bathroom, we need to choose durable materials. Being in the plumbing and bathroom renovation industry for many years, we find Delta Bathroom Faucets as the best choice for quality faucets on the market.

Delta Bathroom Faucets As The Best Choice For Your Renovation

The bathroom plays an important role in our household. It is a place where you can find comfort and de-stress yourself after a busy day. With that in mind, your bathroom’s fixtures should function well, especially the faucet. It should work well and can withstand frequent use. Aside from the aesthetics, we also consider the durability of the fixtures that we install. That is why Delta Bathroom Faucets is our top choice for bathroom renovation. Their faucets are not only durable but innovative too.

Delta Bathroom Faucets Innovation

Delta has been an innovator ever since. They are the pioneer in creating the Delta washerless cartridge which has been copied many times and counterfeited. Their other innovation is the patented process of moving water through a faucet without any contact with metal. With this innovation, Delta Bathroom Faucets are safe as the water doesn’t touch metal, so it can’t pick up harmful materials like lead.

Plumbers Top Favorite

Delta Bathroom Faucets is a top choice as the go-to faucet by many plumbers. It is not only us who are claiming Delta faucets as a perrenial favorite. What we like most with the Delta line of faucets is that it doesn’t cause trouble. Their faucets are easy to fix which saves time and effort. Many homeowners also choose Delta for their faucet installations.

Proven and Certified Safe Faucets

According to the US Safe Drinking Water Act, sink faucets requires to contain not more than 0.25% (weighted average) of lead in the surfaces that may come into contact with water. If the faucets do not meet this requirement, they may not be lawfully offered for sale in the US. Delta faucets have been certified compliant by an accredited 3rd party testing institution, therefore, it meets the requirements of the US Safe Drinking Water Act.

Look for Quality Bathroom Faucets

We know that design matters in a bathroom renovation but we don’t take quality for granted. It is equally important that we install quality plumbing fixtures that are durable and safe for your bathroom. We know many brands of faucets but the best performing brand that we recommend is Delta Bathroom Faucets. If you need help with faucet installation, bathroom repairs, or renovations, do not hesitate to contact us.   | Photo Credits: PixabayCanva
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Remodel Bathroom Ideas

Remodel Bathroom Ideas by Leone Plumbing

Remodel Bathroom Ideas by Leone Plumbing for 2021

Remodel Bathroom Ideas To Consider for 2021

We have closed another year and let’s say hello to 2021! As we start a new year, you might be considering upgrading some areas of your home especially the bathroom. It is just so timely to talk about remodel bathroom ideas to start the year. The bathroom is no longer a utilitarian. Rather, it is a sanctuary to retreat after a busy and tiring day. It is a place in our home for relaxation and rejuvenation. If you are desiring that luxurious comfort inside your home, then it’s time to upgrade your bathroom.

Bathroom Design and Remodel Ideas

We have plenty of bathroom designs to choose from that will suit your needs. You can visit our gallery so you can take a peek at how we can transform your bathroom. When it comes to bathroom design and remodeling, there are three things that you need to consider.

1. Energy Efficiency.

From an environmental perspective, energy efficiency is a big deal to conserve the environment. For a household, it is a priority. With the rising utility bills, being energy efficient is the best way to go. If you are planning to remodel your bathroom, consider the following for energy efficiency:
  • Tankless water heaters.
  • Low-flush toilets.
  • Low-flow faucets.
  • Insulated windows.
  • Use LED lighting instead of incandescent light.

2. A well-lighted bathroom.

Several homeowners are opting for bright, open spaces. Bright lighting can make a bathroom looks larger. You can showcase your bathroom remodel investment with excellent lighting. Do not let the bathroom remodel design go unnoticed because of poor lighting. There are ways on how you can create a bright bathroom:
  • Adding skylights and windows.
  • Use lighting for different purposes throughout the bathroom.
  • Opt for surfaces and finishes that are light reflective.

3. Low Maintenance.

When selecting for finishes, make sure that it looks easy to keep looking clean and new. It will not only save you time and money in maintenance, but it can also lengthen the life of your remodeled bathroom. The following are the remodel bathroom ideas for a low maintenance bathroom:
  • Go for faucets and fixtures that are durable and built to last longer.
  • Choose quartz counters rather than marble.
  • Glass shower doors treated with water anti-spotting agents.

According to Better Homes & Gardens, the bathroom design trends for 2021 include the following.

  • Floating Vanities
  • Back-Lit Mirrors and Medicine Cabinets
  • Warm Colors and Durable Paint
  • Large-Format Wall Tiles
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Wood-Look Tiles and Heated Flooring
  • Smart Toilets
  • Space-Savvy Soaking Tubs

Bath with style this year 2021

Consider upgrading your bathroom with style this year! We have various remodel bathroom ideas available for you. We even have a Home Improvement Financing option if you worry about the renovation cost. Contact us and let’s talk about how we can help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams.       | Photo Credits: PixabayCanva
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Home Remodeling Loan

Leone Home Improvement Financing

Leone Home Improvement Financing

Home Remodeling Loan and Bathroom Renovation

The comfortability and enjoyment of your home are very essential. Most people find the bathroom as a sanctuary within the home to retreat after a busy and tiring day. If a home is new, it feels very cozy and relaxing to stay, especially in the bathroom. The comfort however begins to diminish over time due to life events. That is why home remodeling is considered to cater to the needs of the changing time. Unfortunately, people often can’t afford the cost of home renovation without taking a loan. This article provides you with insights on what a home remodeling loan is, and how it can help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams.

Improve Your Bathroom Aesthetics

If you find your bathroom looking dull, it’s time to give it a facelift. You can improve the aesthetics of your bathroom by laying new tiles or upgrading accessories and fixtures. Updating your bathroom also improves its functionality, and fix other plumbing issues such as heavy leaks and clogs. We have sleek bathroom renovation ideas to match your lifestyle and preference.

What is a home remodeling loan?

A home remodeling loan is a type of financing that you can use to remodel or repair a portion of your home like the bathroom. You use the loan funds to pay the contractor, buy construction supplies to complete the project, and pay off the loan over time. A home remodeling loan will help you if you do not have enough cash to pay for home renovation expenses.

Do I need good credit for a home remodeling loan?

Your credit score will tell prospective lenders your capability to pay. A credit score of mid-600 might be enough to get approved with some lenders. The chances of getting loan approval are higher for those with credit scores of 700 above. The numbers may be overwhelming, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot get a loan with a poor credit history. You may check our Home Improvement Financing to see what loan option is best for you.

Reasons to Renovate Your Bathroom

  • Safe Bathroom

Safety is one of the important reasons to consider a bathroom renovation. Most accidents at home happen in the bathroom and it can be avoided with renovation. You need to make your bathroom safer especially if you have young children or old family members.
  • To add the resale value of your home.

One advantage of a bathroom renovation is it increases your home’s resale value. Renovated homes sell at a higher price when compared with homes that have outdated bathrooms. It will also help you to ensure a quick sale and to stand out from the competition.

Conclusion

Do you consider renovating your bathroom or your entire home but worried about the cost? Don’t be anxious. We can renovate and help you with financing! To find out about our Home Improvement Financing, get in touch with us, and let’s talk.  | Photo Credits: Pixabay, Canva
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Therapeutic Bathtubs

 
bathtub bathroom

Therapeutic bathtubs have multiple benefits

  • Perhaps they are elderly and have difficulty stepping in and out of a normal height tub. This can be risky and unsafe, given the slippery wet floors.
  • Maybe they have arthritis or other ailment that needs relief from the ability to sit and soak comfortably. Sometimes bending all the way down and getting back up with a traditional tub can cause further pain, rather than relieving it.
  • A person with a physical disability that impairs them from actually being able to step over and into a regular bathtub would appreciate the benefits of a therapeutic tub.

Why can a therapeutic bathtub benefit you?

  • They are built with a bench or seat
  • Allows for a full body soak in a comfortable position
  • Eliminates the need to lower oneself all the way to the floor for a soak
  • There is a swinging door for easy access into the tub
    • The door opens into the tub allowing the person room to sit down and then easily close the door comfortably
    • The door seals completely to prevent leaking
  • There is a conveniently located grab bar for maneuverability while adjusting to sitting and/or standing positions
Leone Plumbing installed one of these beneficial tubs for a customer in need while remodeling their entire bathroom. We also installed a grab bar and a larger vanity with mirror to create a far more functional and therapeutic bathroom experience!
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Beautiful Bathroom Remodel

   

During the late 1980’s, whirlpool tubs with smaller showers were quite popular as a therapeutic way to relax or relieve joint and muscle pains. However, these days, people have found that they lack the time to use a whirlpool as it was intended in this fast-paced world. Additionally, with the amount of space that whirlpools take up, many feel they aren’t very practical or comfortable in most bathrooms.

A local Rochester, New York area couple decided that their master bathroom was simply no longer practical or functional. In this case, the whirlpool took up most of the space leaving a 36-inch space for a shower. They reached out to the Leone for help to design an elegant, fully functional master bath.

We were able to re-design the bathroom incorporating a large, more comfortable shower complete with bench and large recessed niche to hold plenty of product from tall to short. We were also able to incorporate a much larger vanity with two sinks and two mirrors with plenty of counter space in-between for all their needs.

Some of the work performed to reach this customers’ goals were:

  • Remove existing shower and whirlpool tub
  • Relocate plumbing as needed to eliminate the tub and add a walk-in shower
  • Relocate toilet, vanity and drain for shower to accommodate new layout
  • Install one GFI outlet for vanity
  • Build custom walk-in shower
  • Install new vanities – one dual sink with double mirrors for the couple, one sinkless vanity to be used as the make-up area
  • All new tiling, flooring, and paint throughout
  • An additional cabinet for linen and make up storage

By the time the work was completed, the customers now had an extremely functional master bath! As a bonus, we were even able to incorporate a matching free-standing linen cabinet for additional storage. Together with the espresso finish and brushed nickel for all the matching pieces, this fully functional bathroom became a work of art!

 
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I unfortunately had to contact Leone Plumbing due to an unknown leak. They came out right away and found the leak was actually a water line in my refrigerator. There was so much damage and I honestly had no clue what to do. Best part about Andy is that he was able to help out with everything. He explained the insurance process to me and talked to the adjusters for me. He kept me in the loop and he was able to turn my kitchen into a brand new one. I am more than happy with their service and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND their services. They are an honest hard working company that looks out for their customers.

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Our submersible sump pump must have burned out a three or four weeks ago and didn't realize it until I noticed wet areas in cracks in the concrete floor in the unfinished area of our basement. I removed the cover of the pump well and the water was up to the top. We immediately started calling plumber companies and Leone was able to dispatch a plumber out the very day we called (4/14/2021). Mike was able to replace the old pump with a new Liberty Sump Pump. Once it was plumbed and a new check valve installed, the new pump worked great to to remove all the water in the well and additional incoming water from the drains. Nothing got wet in the basement. Mike did a great job quickly installing the new pump. Potential catastrophe averted!

Diana Ciscoe
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posted 1 week ago

So glad I found Leone. Jamison came out and had a look. He diagnosed the problem, explained exactly what needed to be done and how much it would cost. The work was done quickly and efficiently. I've never seen a more beautiful faucet. :) And I don't miss the fact that whenever I watered my yard I also watered the basement with the old leaking faucet.

I have already recommended them to my friends for work they need done. Thanks Leone!