Magnetic Tile Trick

No More Ugly White Grates

2020-05-01Updated: 2022-09-02 Helton Construction

Learn how to make your garden tub installation much more attractive with a magnetic tile trick over a standard white metal grate to unify the appearance of the tub front, while maintaining easy access to all of the plumbing components.

In this situation, the plumber had installed the hot and cold faucets backwards. In order to build an access panel that matched the rest of the tile, we used magnets affixed to the back of the tile. This way you can avoid ugly white metal grates, but still have the plumbing access that you need.