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Old 10-15-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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That awful thin plastic strip in the bathroom

Has anyone replaced that thin strip of plastic in the bathroom? The one that goes all the way around the bathroom (above the sink) and the smaller strips around the bathtub are all damaged. I cant spend any money right now but I'm curious as to what others have done, if anything, to fix it.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:43 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a solution too. I heard about someone cutting strips from vertical blind material and might do the same.
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I used white verticle blind material. Cheap and looks great.
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I'm looking for a solution too. I heard about someone cutting strips from vertical blind material and might do the same.
The original material is called "insert nosing".

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Old 10-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #5
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I used white verticle blind material. Cheap and looks great.
I don't suppose you've posted a picture anywhere? Did you have to cut it to make it thin enough to fit in the metal sleeve thing? How did you make the joints look ok? (One strip wouldnt belong enough to go all the way around, right?) Did you have the blinds or did you buy one somewhere? I've never looked at those types of blinds, I would imagine you could buy one replacement strip at Home Depot or somewhere.
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Mona,
I have a few pics on my blog (see the Dec 29, 2009 entry). For the really long trim piece you'll need more than one length, no real way to get around that if you want to go cheap. The insert nosing is expensive.
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Might any of these fit your application - not an exact replica but....

RV Marine Camper Vinyl Insert Trim Mould 1x50 HD White: eBay Motors (item 350376157158 end time Oct-23-10 10:11:08 PDT)

50' Roll Of Rubber Molding Insert of RV / Camper: eBay Motors (item 390095905451 end time Nov-13-10 04:30:34 PST)
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:38 PM   #8
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Trim "Nosing"

I used 1 1/16" strips that I cut from the vinyl flooring that I used on the bath floor.
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Ooh, TG I like that! Did you use clear sealant over the seams once you were finished to keep water from getting in there?
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Mike-bathroom looks great!! What did you use to cut the blind to be thin enough to fit into the slot? I can just see myself making an awful mess of that.
Gary-Those look like they would make the job so much simpler!
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I used a very thin bead of white silicone on the top of the aluminum trim, leaving the bottom unsealed in case water does get into the space it can drain out. Here's a couple shots of the bath, old and new. The old is on the bottom.
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The original material is called "insert nosing".
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Be careful if you decide to purchase this material. There are merchants that might sell you something purported to be the right insert nosing, and while it could be the right width, it's possible that it is too thick to actually fit in the aluminum channel, without being modified in some way.

I have 70' of it in my shed, waiting for the day that I either throw it out, or waste my time back-sanding it to make it fit.

Be sure to ask the seller BEFORE YOU BUY if it is an exact and proper replacement for the original factory nosing if you decide you want this product.
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TG-Your bathroom looks SO nice! What an improvement! I think I might try that! Though the tile I used on my floor is black and white so there's only two squares of color per length...maybe I'll keep an eye on the sale fliers for hardware stores. Where each piece of tile meets can you tell or does it look pretty good? I'd be worried about water getting in there every time I showered since there would be a gap every 8 inches (or whatever size the tiles are)
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Be careful if you decide to purchase this material. There are merchants that might sell you something purported to be the right insert nosing, and while it could be the right width, it's possible that it is too thick to actually fit in the aluminum channel, without being modified in some way.

I have 70' of it in my shed, waiting for the day that I either throw it out, or waste my time back-sanding it to make it fit.

Be sure to ask the seller BEFORE YOU BUY if it is an exact and proper replacement for the original factory nosing if you decide you want this product.
Ouch! Maybe I wont even consider that, just to ward off any possible stress from that sort of issue.
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