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Old 02-07-2004, 07:19 PM   #16
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And, here is the bubble from the previous photo. It's not too often I get things level, but I pretty much got this one nailed!
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:19 PM   #17
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Where are you in the pic? Hiding in the niches?
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:35 PM   #18
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It's looking good, Dave. I think in your case it was a good idea to do the trim band first.
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:42 PM   #19
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John:

Thanks for agreeing about the trim. It was Mrs. dwzemens idea, I wanted to run from the ground up. As usual, she both won and was correct!


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You don't have enough Kerdi in your warehouse to trim out a niche that I could hide in!
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Old 02-08-2004, 07:18 PM   #20
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Dave,
Beautiful job, so far! Please post more pics as you go. My DH and I are in the planning stage of our bath remodel.
What is the name/brand of tile you are using? That pattern/trim is very simuliar to what I had in mind.

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Old 02-08-2004, 09:48 PM   #21
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Pixie:

I will check on the tile brand tomorrow and report back in this link.

Here is a photo of today's work, slow as it is ... it's coming along.
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Old 02-08-2004, 09:49 PM   #22
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Excellent use of the level.

Dave,

You can "hang" the tiles below your deco band with masking tape. Works every time. That'll free up you level for leveling.
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:26 AM   #24
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John:

Hang the new tiles??? Do you mean just run tape up from the newly applied tiles to the already set tiles? The thinset was pretty "sticky", I felt I was using the level more as a psychological tool than a practical one...it is a good idea to tape them though, eh ?
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:03 AM   #25
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BLUE TILE, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT?

I found this blue tile that looks like painters tape, and I said to myself, "Hey, what is wrong with blue tile that looks like painter's tape". So, I put the blue tiles on the wall and then used some ceramic tile colored tape to hold the tiles in place while they were drying!
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Yeah, works great, doesn't it? Blue is expensive. You can get to hangs out of it. When you do the next wall, peel it off and re-use it (once).
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:51 PM   #27
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Dave,

House vixen was wondering how big the shower is. I'm curious myself. It looks to me like you've replaced a tub. Were you able to gain any room or is the shower the same dimensions as the tub? (again, assuming there was a tub there originally) How high is the ceiling in the shower ? I can't quite tell if you dropped it at all.

Overall, I think it looks really good! I'm curious to see your next progress photos.

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Old 02-09-2004, 08:31 PM   #28
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Bizz:

Yes, I did replace an existing tub. The shower is 60" long and 34" wide to the outside of the curb. The interior width basically is that of the tub's footprint. The interior width of the old tub was 27", and there was a shower curtain hanging inside of that. I figure once I put the frameless glass doors on, I will have "elbow room" of about 32" wide. I gain about 6" of usable width, based on the old shower curtain situation. That does not seem like much, but it will be a marked difference over what I had before.

The ceiling is eight feet high. In fact, there was a soffit that I tore out that was 7' high. Taking it out and raising the ceiling really opened up a very small bathroom.

Thanks for the kind words.
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Old 02-10-2004, 07:43 AM   #29
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PIXIEC:

The border tile box says:

SEGNO BORDO
7.5 x 25
CER.MARCA.CORONA


I bought them from:

The Tile Shop
Sterling Heights, Michigan
(586)731-9999
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:53 AM   #30
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BENCH DESIGN ISSUE PHOTO

Here is a closeup of the front of my corner bench. The "architect" forgot about how the side wall tile would interface with the bench. As you can see, the tile on the left side of the bench meets the bench about one inch below the bench top. Had I considered that when building the bench, I would have built it lower to meet evenly. But .... my wife and I decided to use one course of the border tile across the face of the bench, as you can see, to adjust for the difference. We think it almost looks like we designed it that way!
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