Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Interior Decorating

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-03-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 103
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


This is for my master bathroom. Also wondering if you think I should tile it how high to go, like all the way to the ceiling? I was wondering if I should just do two 12" tiles high?

There is already granite on the vanity.




Bacardi 151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
Eibwen
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Posts: 849
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


If there is a spillway faucet/shower going back into the tub I would tile it up at least a foot above the highest water entry.

Sammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
ICF Construction
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 314
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


Well I blew up you picture and it appears to be a tub only, no shower, what's on the other side of the wall (left side)? Can it be opened up to allow more natural light into the tub are? I would look at some granite 12x12 tiles to match the countertop and just run one row around the tub, offers protection from water splashes and has the rick look to match the counter.
__________________
Chris
Chris Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 05:56 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 103
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


In the pic, on the left side, the wall is 4"...On the other side of the wall is the shower stall.
Bacardi 151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2007, 10:58 AM   #5
Firefighter/Paramedic
 
tyler101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 27
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


It currently looks like you only have drywall on the walls. You could keep the drywall and use a Kerdi system or you could replace the section of drywall with CBU where you are going to tile. Make sure you do not use mastic in this application, and that you use thinset. If you need ideas for your tub you can look around www.johnbridge.com forums for pictures. There are many great tile jobs on the site.
tyler101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2007, 12:07 PM   #6
Member
 
Darylh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nanoose Bay Vancouver Island BC
Posts: 460
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


Tile it right up to the ceiling in the tub area and 1' above the vanity. It would have a very sharp look to it. Seems like every bath I have worked on in the past couple of years has had this.
Darylh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2007, 09:18 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 103
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Darylh View Post
Tile it right up to the ceiling in the tub area and 1' above the vanity. It would have a very sharp look to it. Seems like every bath I have worked on in the past couple of years has had this.
I like that idea, a lot. 18" tiles with a 1/16 grout line. Got a question though, how would I "carve" out the counter top profile on the tile? For example, in the pic if I wanted to butt a tile right against the vanity/counter, what's the "cleanest" way to carve the tile?

Bacardi 151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2007, 11:03 PM   #8
Member
 
Darylh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nanoose Bay Vancouver Island BC
Posts: 460
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bacardi 151 View Post
I like that idea, a lot. 18" tiles with a 1/16 grout line. Got a question though, how would I "carve" out the counter top profile on the tile? For example, in the pic if I wanted to butt a tile right against the vanity/counter, what's the "cleanest" way to carve the tile?

rent a tile saw,makes life a lot easier.
Darylh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2007, 11:12 PM   #9
Firefighter/Paramedic
 
tyler101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 27
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


Get a 4 angle grinder and diamond blade. If you want the shine back you will need multiple different polishing discs to bring the shine back.
www.masterwholesale.com
tyler101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2007, 07:13 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 103
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tile tub enclosure or leave as is?


Thanks for the tips...I've decided going to tile from the floor to the just under the cabinet.

Bacardi 151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tile over Tile ?? Piney Flooring 17 02-06-2012 10:59 PM
Preping for ceramic tile install leroyme Flooring 21 11-29-2007 04:31 PM
Some questions about laying Tile? DiY_RooK Flooring 1 08-31-2007 10:35 PM
Subway tile installation bigboyjoel Flooring 3 08-02-2007 08:15 AM
Tile and laminate, or get rid of tile? kfoster Flooring 10 03-17-2006 03:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.