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Unread 02-14-2020, 12:22 PM   #1
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Framing for alcove tub (tile above) - how much extra width?

I'm tearing out an old fiberglass tub-shower unit, which will be replaced with an alcove tub with tile above and to the floor along the front apron of the tub. The wet wall is framed approx. 34" wide.

If a 32" wide tub is installed in this area that leaves about 2" of space from the face of the apron to the edge of the framed wall. Is that enough space (width) for tile to run to the floor, or should I add a couple of inches to the width of the wet wall? We'll be using a tile that's about 3"x9" (horizontal).
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Up to you, there's no real standard for that. If you want a larger piece of tile add to it. Around 2-3" is pretty common
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Unread 02-14-2020, 09:53 PM   #3
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Welcome back, Tony.

I'd want more than two inches for a tub leg, but as Ryan points out, there is no standard for what you're asking. Adding at least another 2x4 to that framing would be my recommendation.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 02-15-2020, 07:24 AM   #4
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Thanks, appreciate the guidance!

(My last project still looks great!)
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Unread 02-21-2020, 11:51 AM   #5
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Recommendations for niche heights in tub-shower?

I'm planning the layout of tiled walls around a tub-shower, and was wondering what the pros normally use for the locations of niches in the wall. The niche will be located on the "long" wall. I'd also like to install horizontal grab bar on that wall, between 33 and 36 inches above the floor of the tub (in line with ADE recommendations). The tub ledge is 20 inches above the tub floor, and the surround tile is likely a 3x8 subway or equivalent.

The vast majority of the time I'll use this as a shower, so I think a niche located around chest height (i.e., running about 48 - 60 inches above the tube floor) makes sense. Would it also make sense to try to fit in a shorter niche below the grab bar for soap storage for bathers?

FYI, I'm trying to lay this bathroom out so it will be "child-friendly" if we decide to sell in a few years once we hit retirement.
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Tony, please keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.

Your niche questions are purely a mater of personal choice and I'm not aware of any rules that might apply. Your well-thought-out locations will be just right for your application so long as Mrs. Tony agrees.

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For the grab bar(s), make sure to screw (construction adhesive is a good addition) blocking so you can screw into that. Grab bars rarely are sized to hit studs, and even if they were, that's unlikely to be where you want the thing!
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I had used bar soap my entire life, but switched to bottled when our new bath was pressed into service. I couldn't have all that soap accumulation in a soap dish or niche, running down the tiles, tub. Just no.

With all the things people are trying to absorb while doing a walkthrough of a house they're not going to catch that there's no soap dish/niche.

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