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

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

Sponsors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-18-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
JTBLACK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3
Niche Question

I Just Started A 4x5 Walk In Shower And The 1/2" Hardibacker Is Set, Now I Have Been Told By My Better 1/2 That I Will Install A Niche . How Difficult Will This Be Since The Backer Is Already Up, And Does The Flanged Part Stay On Top Of The Backerboard?
JTBLACK is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-18-2005, 01:23 PM   #2
Bruce K
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 29
niche vs. tile soap holder

My better 1/2 also wanted niches, but we chose the tile accessory of those mounted soap/shampoo shelves (don't remember the exact name of the shelf-thingy). The pre-made niches also seemed very expensive, and they're just stryfoam product.
If you must do the niche, CBU has to come down.
Also, we are glad we chose the tile accessory, because we can align the tile joints exactly where we want them. It seems to me, with the niches, you may have to cut more tile, and joints may not align as easily.
This is all my opinion now, as I have just installed the CBU and haven't installed any tile or shelves yet.
Also, our shelves (& tile) are Daltile, and I would think all tile manufacturers may not make integral shelves... Others can confirm or deny this... All I know is Daltile has them
Bruce K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
Todds
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Livingston, NJ
Posts: 362
If you are talking about one of those pre-formed niche's then the flaps but up to the hardibacker and don't go over it. Those flaps are to be fastened to wood framing. So one would need to frame out the area with wood studs/blocking so that you can fasten the niche to it. There should be a plastic vapor barrier behig the niche as well. Hopefully you have just screwed the hardibacker in and have not mesh taped and thinseted the panels together. If not just unscrew the panel where you want to put the niche, install the blocking and plastic, and cut out a hole in the hardibacker where the niche will sit.

Of couse hang out because maybee someone has some better advise.
Attached Images
 
Todds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
jgleason
Moderator - Theatre Guy (and computers)
 
jgleason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Weare, NH
Posts: 8,869
You can also make your own niche as I did - HERE . If CBU then you'll want to apply a waterproofing membrane like Redgard...
jgleason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
sopchak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fayetteville, NY
Posts: 14
cutting cbu - pre-formed niches

I want to install a few niches. The walls already have the cbu up. If I am going to use the pre-formed niches, can I simply cut a hole in the cbu where I want to put the niche?
__________________
Andy
sopchak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 04:51 PM   #6
NCTILEMAN
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 198
Sopchak, yes you can cut them in now, just remeber that the pre-formed niches are made to fit in between 16 on center studs, and there can`t be any pipes or other obstructions in between the studs. They do make some narrow niches, but by the time you tile them, you can`t get many bottles in them.
Gary
NCTILEMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2005, 08:34 PM   #7
sopchak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fayetteville, NY
Posts: 14
Thanks Gary

I have stud bays selected out that are clear of pipes and other obstructions. Now it is just a matter of doing it! BTW, what is the best way to cut the cbu?
__________________
Andy
sopchak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


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 02:18 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC