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Unread 10-02-2021, 09:27 AM   #31
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Yes. Either way is what I’m leaning to. I’m going to lay out the tile and see what works.

I have no plan yet on the edges. There is no bullnose for the tile I got. I’m looking at buffing the edges, find a suitable bullnose or thick tile/stone wrapped around the edges.

Going to floor and decore with the mrs’s to see my options
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Unread 10-02-2021, 09:49 AM   #32
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Seems like niches are wanted in every shower these days, sometimes two or three. 12 inch tall niches are too small for most folks but sometimes we install them that small. The sides of the niche is almost always done with the field tiles and the stripe mosaic covers the back. Sometimes the whole back is done, other times the stripe flows thru the center of the back like Dan said. It does look best if the stripe hits the center of the niche.

A Schluter profile is sometimes used for the edges and F&D has them. Not crazy about them myself. I try to get the homeowners to select a tile that has bullnose available. I like it much better but doesn't always happen.
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Unread 10-06-2021, 09:10 PM   #33
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Niches are Biches.

Below is a plan for a niche. Also shown is the field tile and mosaic strip. The field tile will be a 66/33 offset. Bought the Keraflex SG thin-set. Right stuff, eh?

As for the niche, I’m going to have a extra deep one, about 8”. I’m having a hard time finding what I want for the sides. I’m looking for maybe solid stone or something engineered like a vanity top or backsplash. Maybe floor tile with a polished edge? Thoughts?

I hope to have pics of the final framing and CBU soon

Thanks in advance!
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Unread 10-08-2021, 01:23 PM   #34
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My niche is bigger than yours

Finally, end wall framing complete. My Master Framing Merit Badge was well earned. I decided to go with one deep niche and one regular depth. Note to others: notching out framing is not the way to go. Shims would have been quicker, cleaner and less time consuming.
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Unread 10-09-2021, 06:50 PM   #35
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The Durock, rock, rock. The durock, rock rock (sung to da do Ron Ron)

The durock is up. I’m proud of myself. Used exactly the amount per plan. Need to remove the mesh fill the joints, then mesh and fill.
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Unread 10-15-2021, 06:33 PM   #36
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Taped and Aqua Defense up

Pic progress.

So I decided to be like the cool kids and use Aqua-mans rubber on the walls. I see the advantage, but man is it time consuming and expensive. I was hoping to get by with one gallon. I used almost half on the niches. Used about 1-3/4 gallon total.

Finally starting tiling. Much to the chagrin of the mrs.
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Unread 10-15-2021, 10:15 PM   #37
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Trowel off the excess thinset, and you can wipe it down with a wet sponge, too so you don't end up with a lot of buildup for when you continue. You've got a bit more on your seams than I'd like, and combination of the two, and it becomes harder to get things nice and flat while ensuring you have proper coverage underneath.
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Tile done and fixtures installed

Attachment 222073Here is the final results. Thanks for all your input
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Nice job.
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Nice job.
No grout about it.
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I’m back to tackle the floor

Hello,

Back again to tackle the floor. I plan on new vanity, throne and floor.

I do have a question since last project floor. I plan 1/4 backer board over tile. Do you waterproof the floor nowadays? I don’t recall any on my last project but that was before liquid membranes.

Realized I didn’t update y’all with the shower door

Enjoy and as always thanks in advance.
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Unread 02-27-2022, 11:41 AM   #42
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I plan 1/4 backer board over tile.
Perhaps I don't understand. You plan to install a CBU over an already tiled floor?
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Tile over CBU

Sorry, typed too fast:

That’s tile OVER 1/4 inch cement backer board. The floor is stripped to the sub floor
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Well, yes, that's horse of a different plumage.

You can put a waterproofing membrane over your CBU if you want, but you can't really waterproof the floor unless you're also prepared to go up the walls a couple inches, put a dam of some sort across the entry door, build a dam around the heating vent we see in the floor, etc.

If just sorta protecting the floor area outside the tub seems a worthwhile venture in your particular application, nothing at all wrong with doing so. Might help in the event of a large splash-out that's quickly remediated, or it might not. Can't really say. If children are involved, it might make some sense. Not the children, the waterproofing.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Cutting tile

I have 5/16” porcelain floor tile. Looks like marble but it’s not.

Brand new blade, Ridgid 10” wet “Porcelain”.

Why is my tile chipping?
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