Help! What to do with tiled-in towel bar mounts? These are old mount sizes! Metal mounts are grouted into my old tile shower and I cannot find a towel bar or solution with fixture mounts tof it over these metal mounts. They are an eye sore & I plan to sell my house in a couple months. They measure 1 2/8" L x 1 3/4" W. Any suggestions?
I can't really tell by the picture, but my guess is the metal brackets lap down over the front and the back of the tile with a thin piece going in between the two tiles. If that is the case, here is what I would recommend doing. Get a grinder with a thin metal cutting blade. Being very careful, begin to score the metal directly in the center in line with the grout line. Eventually the two metal wings should drop off.
Cut the metal a little deeper than tile and fill in the gap with either grout or a tub and tile caulk.