Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet

Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books   Buy a TYW Shirt

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1
tile on curved wall


I am putting in a bathroom. A curved wall exists; it is the backside of a circular staircase, with ~42" radius. It is convex, pushing into the bathroom.
The wall is actually just lots of studs, no wallboard has ever been put on this side of the wall.

Is it possible to put tiles on a curved wall? I would like to make it a wall of the shower.

Is it possible to put some kind of backerboard on a curved wall?

Should I just abandon this idea of a shower with a curved wall?

Thanks for any advice.

meegan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-17-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 247
Having a curved wall is possible. The smaller the tile the better, some sort of 1"x1" mosaic would work nicely.

However --- as far as the CBU.. I'm not sure if you'll like installing it, it would have to be cut into nice clean strips. Best option for this would be KERDI.

Wait for some others to chime in for some alternative ideas.
KenH83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #3
Tile Contractor
HS345's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sherrodsville, Ohio
Posts: 6,416
There's this stuff, I have no idea where to find it.

PermaBase Flex Cement Board .

And this if you're going to install Kerdi.

Sheetrock flexible gypsum panels
The name's Greg
HS345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 03:47 PM   #4
Tile Contractor -- Jacksonville, FL.
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Jax., Fl. (Dinsmore)
Posts: 3,016
What part of the country are you in. Some tile distributers carry permabase.
You can do curved walls, and they look pretty cool. But like the other guy said, you have to use small enough tiles to go around that curve. Either using smaller tiles or cutting down larger tiles to a thinner width.

Dinsmore Tile L.L.C.
scuttlebuttrp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 08:30 PM   #5
Old World Tile and Marble
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: albany new york
Posts: 1,341
how close is the stud spacing?1/4 hardi backer does bend but has some memory so it helps if the studs are close together if you gonna use the kerdi you can use sheetrock which bends pretty nicely as well but you need 2 lyersimo to get it stiff enough
Old World Tile and Marble is offline   Reply With Quote

Contractors Direct Tile Tool Store   Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase   Master Wholesale

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2014 John Bridge & Associates, LLC