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Old 08-25-2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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How High up the wall do you tile

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I wanted to know, Is there a rule of thumb to how high up the wall you tile from going from the floor in a bathroom.

I'm putting a nice boarder tile around about four of the porcelain tiles on the floor just to add a little something extra.

Then want to go up the wall with the other tile we picked/adding some of the boarder and then put the cap on so everything works.

I don't know if I need to go high enough for the Vanity so I can put the cap on or just leave it.

Do I just Tile under the window and then behind the toilet and be done

The tiles on the floor are 13x13 and the border is 2x8

I only have 30 SF to work with on the floor

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Pictures would be very helpful.
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So you are talking a wainscot? . . . I went about 40" . . . that way the tile border went over the vanity as a back splash as well, but kept it below the switch paltes so as not to need to mess with those.
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4' I think is normal but my last one I did was 40" for the exact reasons that rktekt mentions. You can tile to the ceiling if you want though. It's your house.
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Updated with Pictures

I'm re-doing the Drywall half wall up,That is what was under the Baseboard

I don't want wainscot
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So you are not looking for something like this:





As for how high to run a base trim tile . . . 3 to 6 inches . . .
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yes sir,that's what I want to do
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Hi Kyle, there's no reason you can't do something like that. It looks like Andrew let the shower wall on the far right control the height of the wainscot. He can correct me if I'm wrong. You could start your border piece sitting on the countertop and then fill in with wall tiles on each side of the cabinet putting the cut down against the floor.
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Then there you go! A picture is worth 1,000 words. Oh and FYI, that is considered wainscot. . . .

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Hi Kyle, there's no reason you can't do something like that. It looks like Andrew let the shower wall on the far right control the height of the wainscot. He can correct me if I'm wrong. You could start your border piece sitting on the countertop and then fill in with wall tiles on each side of the cabinet putting the cut down against the floor.
Actually being a EXTREMELY anal Architect . . . the wall mounted faucets dictated the centerline / height of the border, which in turn dicated the elevation of the "cigar" trim, which determined the height of the low wall at the shower . . . talk about a S.O.B. to design and build . . . but I did it!
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