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Unread 03-30-2019, 10:21 AM   #46
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I would just go ahead and tile the bottom row and just work your way up, but either method will work.
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Unread 03-30-2019, 10:25 AM   #47
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Hi Carl. Sure, you can use a ledger board but there are a few things to consider first. The first thing I do is check the tub at all 3 walls for level. If you're going to start at the tub with full tiles, you want to start at the lowest point. If the tub is level all the way around (which usually isn't the case) then you can start full tiles on the tub on the back wall and tile away. Like we talked before when it was tiled the first time, if you're using the same 4x16 tiles, starting full tiles at the tub should avoid the sliver at the ceiling.

I would also check to see what size cuts I would have at the top and bottom of the niche. Against the tub and ceiling are more important but you don't want to have a very small cut around the niche.

Don't know if you planned it out or not but I like to build the niche to have full tiles around it whenever possible.

I'm typing too slow. Two youngsters jumped in there ahead of me.
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Anyone out there know of any good contractors in the Chicago area that would be willing to lay the wall tile for me? Realize that may be hard since I was the one who did the Wedi. Just haven't had the time and really want to get this job done.

Have reached out to a couple that were recommended but haven't had much luck getting an estimate or timeline from them.
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Unread 04-22-2019, 10:28 AM   #49
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Carl, if you're looking to hire a tile contractor here, start a thread in the Professionals' Hangout with the request and location in the title. Include a link to this thread in the body of the post for any discussion.

Putting a geographic location in your User Profile is also helpful for this and other types of questions.
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