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Old 06-29-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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Period style bathroom project

I am ready to start on the fun part of the project with Kerdi, Ditra, tile.
The demo, framing, rough-in and drywall were done in last 4 weeks.

The plan is to have a period/subway style look with a blend of modern. We are planning to use white brick layout in the walls with a glass accent, 2" hexa on the floor with matching trim and fixtures.

I will post the progress and pictures shortly. The bathroom is 6x8 with tiled shower (Kerdi) and floor(Ditra).

1. Attached is the wall layout of the 39x36 corner shower. I wanted to get any feedback from experienced folks around here if this layout looks ok. I am planning to use bullnose pieces around the niche. The field tile is going to be Ice White from American Olean Greenwich Village. The glass accent is Daltile Glass Reflections (Caribbean Surf blend).

2. I got two 50lb bags of Ditraset from Hydroment along with their 425 Admix. Can I use the unmodified Ditraset with the Glass accent tile?

More questions coming,

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Old 06-29-2006, 11:10 AM   #2
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Andy --

Your design looks fine to my amateur eye. Will the subway tile cover the niche? How will you handle the right side tiles above and below the niche, where you will need a partially bullnosed tile to install the design as drawn?

For the glass tile, use what the AO recommends, even if it's modified. Fortunately, your tiles are small, so drying of the modifiers can occur through the numerous grout lines. You might want to delay grouting the glass for a while (maybe a week?) just to be sure that the modifiers get a chance to fully dry out.

And I really like the concept of adding a modern touch to a vintage look.
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:16 AM   #3
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Your layout looks great to me. One question... will you be putting the mosaic
glass in the back of the recessed niche? might look nice
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:26 AM   #4
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I am open to ideas for the niche. I have seen pictures in this forum of various niche layouts but am still trying to find one that will work with my brick layout.

I was planning to use bullnose pieces around the niche and regular 3x6 field tiles in the side, top, bottom and back of the niche.

Jack: are you suggesting the glass accent in the back wall and keep sides, top and bottom the same subway?

My niche is 4" deep whereas the field tile is 3x6. What would be the best layout for the top and bottom? Cut on the long side of the 3x6?

For the shelf I was planning to use a piece of white marble that they sell for thresholds. Cut it to size. Any other ideas for shelf in this white subway shower?

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Old 06-29-2006, 11:35 AM   #5
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I may be able to scan a photo of a brick shower/bathroom i helped out on
in SLC utah when i lived out there. White brick 4x10 or similar and black trim.
Had one liner (black) running through the middle of the recessed niche across
2 tiles laminated together to form a shelf. Ill look around for that photo.
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Old 06-29-2006, 12:08 PM   #6
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Unless I misunderstand, you plan on using bullnose on the wall, around the niche opening. But as you have the layout drawn, in the rows just above and below the niche, at the right side, there are tiles that would need to be partially bullnosed. You'll probably have to use a half tile like you did next to the right side of the niche, plus a partial bullnose tile in those locations.
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:52 AM   #7
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Jeff: You are right. Thats what I was planning to do. Cut the tiles on right and left to appropriate size so that only the pieces above and below the niche are bullnose.

Jack: how do you laminate two tiles for the shelf - using thinset? Are these two bullnose back to back?

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Old 07-06-2006, 08:45 AM   #8
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Ditraset question

I used Ditraset over the weekend to put Kerdi-ST and Kerdi membrane on the shower walls and floor. I found it quite dry when I used the recommended 5-6 quarts of water. I had to add more water to get it to the creamy consistency. Anybody have similar experiences? Does adding more water compromise anything?

I was comparing it with the consistency of the thinset in the Schluter videos that came with the shower kit.

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Old 08-10-2006, 01:37 PM   #9
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Photos - finally!

I got my shower doors installed today and finally got some time to upload the pictures.

Here they are:
http://picasaweb.google.com/anirban.sharma/BathRemodel

Many thanks to this forum without which I don't think I could have undertaken such a project.
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:55 PM   #10
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Andy, you've done good. Real good. Great even.

Congratulations and this one will certainly be included within our New Photo Album, click here.

I don't have time for that right now. However it will be in there tonight for sure so others can see not only your craftsmanship but for some great "period" ideas as well.

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Old 08-10-2006, 01:58 PM   #11
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Well done sir! Beautiful!
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:51 PM   #13
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What size is the hex tile? Is it larger than 1"?

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Old 08-10-2006, 07:11 PM   #14
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The hex tile is 2". Since I am using ditra, Schluter recommends that the tile size should be 2" or larger.

The hex tile is Daltile Permatones (http://www.daltileproducts.com/series.cfm?series=87# )
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Thanks-it looks great and is probably easier to handle than smaller tile
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