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Tiling for a corner shower enclosure

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by kamoshika, 19 Mar 2013.

  1. kamoshika

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    I'm looking for some advice for re-tiling a corner shower enclosure. I'm replacing the shower enclosure, and when I started taking the old one down it became apparent that the tiles were very badly fitted and were falling off in places. I've stripped them all off and now need to re-tile. The shower tray is in place, and I'm intending to tile slightly beyond the end of the tray on each side, so that the enclosure will be fitted onto the tiles.

    My question is, is it best to use a row of complete tiles along above the tray, then cut a small piece to fill the gap between that row and the skirting board the tiles extend beyond the edge of the tray (as seems to have been done in this pic)? Or, is it best to have a complete tile height above the skirting board, and cut the first row of tiles above the tray (like here)? Or, am I thinking about it too much, and it doesn't really matter either way!?
     
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    is it possible to remove the tray then tile the wall from floor to ceiling then refit the tray then seal ?

    i would not just start a full tile from the top of the tray mate, you could end up with different sized cuts top and bottom, also the cuts you might have to put in maybe really small slivvers, ya best off finding the centres, then staff the walls out, batten it off then tile
     
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    I'd rather avoid pulling the tray out if I can - it's only really a temporary(ish) fix. The shower is in a en-suite off the spare room, and we're probably going to completely re-do both the en-suite and the main family bathroom on the other side of the wall in the next 2-3 years. That's going to be a much bigger project and involve moving walls. For now I just want to do as little as I can get away with to keep the shower usable by visitors.

    So, batten round the wall a suitable height above the tray, and tile up from there, then remove the battens and cut tiles to fill between the bottom of the tiles and the top of the tray?
     
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    measure the height from floor to ceiling, mark a horizontal line around the walls, measure the width of the walls and mark the centre, you will end up with a cross, measure the wall from centre point up, and across to see what cuts you will be left with, you will either want to start with a full tile either side of the cross, OR with the cross running through the centre of the tile, measure the height of tile and spacer down from centre line, until you come to the last full tile height you can, then batten at that height, tile up to your ceiling, when tiles are firm enough remove the batten and fix the cuts in position, grout, then seal the tray in with a decent silicon
     
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