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Old 05-15-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I have a two-fold question.

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When tiling a shower, should you tile the shower niche / insert first or last?

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Whenever you do tile the niche, should you tile the back first and then all 4 sides, or tile the back last?

The niche will have horizontal glass tile while the sides will have regular tile.

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Depends on the layout----if the tile pattern matches the wall--then I might tile near it --then tile the niche--then finish the wall----if the tile is diagonal in the niche and straight on the wall---then niche first.

Also---will the niche opening be picture framed with bull nose?

A lot depends on that treatment---

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Depends on the layout----if the tile pattern matches the wall--then I might tile near it --then tile the niche--then finish the wall----if the tile is diagonal in the niche and straight on the wall---then niche first.

Also---will the niche opening be picture framed with bull nose?

A lot depends on that treatment---
Yes, I did plan on picture framing around the niche. Tile will be square on the wall, not diamond.

Let me know if you need to know anything else!!

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Waterproof that opening very well----Paint on some Hydroban or redguard---

Pitch the bottom so it drains---
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Water proof everything before tile. Don't use the liquid if there is vapor barrier on the studs behind your shower walls.
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Thanks. Yeah, thats already all done. I have a RediTile insert screwed to the studs, silicone around the edges and then 4 coats of Redgard on all walls.

Am I to assume I tile the back of the niche first, then the 4 sides, they the picture frame effect, then the rest of the back wall?
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Thanks. Yeah, thats already all done. I have a RediTile insert screwed to the studs, silicone around the edges and then 4 coats of Redgard on all walls.

Am I to assume I tile the back of the niche first, then the 4 sides, they the picture frame effect, then the rest of the back wall?
What's on your studs? I hope not a moisture barrier?
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Thanks. Yeah, thats already all done. I have a RediTile insert screwed to the studs, silicone around the edges and then 4 coats of Redgard on all walls.

Am I to assume I tile the back of the niche first, then the 4 sides, they the picture frame effect, then the rest of the back wall?
That is going to be one tasty sandwich!.....eek!
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Roxul between studs, 1/2 durock, then redgard. No plastic vapor barrier.
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Roxul between studs, 1/2 durock, then redgard. No plastic vapor barrier.
Ok good got fighted for a sec
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Back wall first--then the sides---
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It will probably look better if you tile the back of the niche first. This is because of the angle from which the bather will be looking. Google coping trim to get an idea of the basic concept. When you cope, you have to decide which angle people will most likely be looking from to decide which end to cope.

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