Tiling and shower screens

3 Sep 2003
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United Kingdom
Can anyone give me a little bit of general advice.

I am currently getting my bathroom tiled around the bath. The area around the bath is to be tiled from the bath surface to the ceiling as I'm having a shower installed over the bath. A shower panel will stop water from going everywhere.

The tiler has said that he will tile up to the area where the shower panel is to be hung. The panel will then be installed to the plastered wall and a silicone seal laid ensuring a waterproof seal.

Is this the done thing or should the tiles be laid to the edge of the bath with the shower panel installed over the tiles (and obviously silicone sealed either side)?

I'd like the opinion of those in the know before the work has been carried out.


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The tiles should continue behind the shower screen because it makes sealing the edge onto tile much easier and much more likely to stop water than trying to seal up to plaster.
Yeah that was my thinking. The guy is more of a builder then a tiler (although he does know his stuff). I just don't know if I should ask him to do it differently.

I know it's impossible to say but am I heading fro problems if he doesn't tile behind the panel?
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jacko said:
I just don't know if I should ask him to do it differently.
What you could say to the builder is " I rather have it tiles behind the shower panel incase in the future I want to change it to a difference one."

To be honest,you're paying for it so you should have what you want !

And it would be quicker for the builder to do as it's less cutting.

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