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Unread 07-27-2018, 08:18 PM   #76
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I do it just like Davy. Full tile to the bullnose and cut tile in the corner.
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Unread 07-28-2018, 09:19 AM   #77
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Thanks for explaining

The ways and why’s and that not all jobs need to be identical.
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Unread 08-14-2018, 04:57 PM   #78
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Tiling a niche

I am starting to tile the inside of my niches. The background mosaics are in place. I am using bullnose tile to trim around the insides edges. However, the bullnose tiles I have are about 0.75-1.00" short of reaching the mosaic backgrounds. (see photos)
I have cut some thin strips and have been trying to position them to see what looks good, but I cannot decide what's best.

Do I need to leave a full 1/8" grout gap to match the rest of the shower? Or can I cut them full width (3/4"?) and silicone the joining surfaces?

Or should I trim all the bullnose pieces down to about 2", and then use a ~2" filler piece (instead of the 3/4" strip)?

Any suggestions/recommendations?
Thanking you in advance........
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Unread 08-14-2018, 06:33 PM   #79
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I agree, If the BN aren't stuck down, I'd rip them to 2 inches so the cut behind them will be bigger.
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Unread 08-27-2018, 07:59 AM   #80
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Grout and Caulk lines

I am done tiling (finally!) and am ready to begin grouting my shower.

1. I understand I should use silicone caulk on all joints/gaps where there is a "change of plane" (ceiling to wall, wall to floor, etc). Correct?
2. I assume I should caulk before grouting all the other gaps. This would prevent the grout from going into places where I don't want it. Correct?
3. Any tips on grouting the ceiling tile (first time doing a ceiling). I just don't want a bunch of grout falling all over the place.

Thanks.
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Unread 08-27-2018, 04:21 PM   #81
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1 & 2. I usually grout first, then caulk. If grout gets in a corner where you don't want it, you can remove it promptly.

3. Safety glasses, and don't stand directly under the area you're grouting. Covering the floor makes for an easier cleanup.
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Unread 08-29-2018, 06:04 AM   #82
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Kevin, thanks.

I was also doing some research, and it said that grout does not adhere well to silicone caulk. Therefore, you do want your grout down first, and then caulk on top of it.

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Unread 08-29-2018, 08:53 AM   #83
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The excess moisture in grout may mean you want to wait a bit before caulking areas where the caulk might get over the grout. Some don't like moisture prior to curing. Some will bond to a wet surface without issues. Read the instructions carefully.
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Unread 08-29-2018, 12:44 PM   #84
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Will do Jim.
At my pace, it will be a couple days in between.
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Unread 10-22-2018, 08:25 AM   #85
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Final shower photos

I have finally finished my shower (except for the door).

I would like to thank all of you for your suggestions and recommendations throughout this process. I know it's not perfect, but I think it came out pretty good (and more importantly, my wife does!)

I have attached a few pictures.
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Unread 10-22-2018, 12:48 PM   #86
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Looks good ed. All those niches will come in handy, I always like having plenty of storage.
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Unread 10-22-2018, 05:06 PM   #87
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Nice job, Ed.
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