Tile to floor on tub surround?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by sting88, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. sting88

    sting88 New Member

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    Two questions:

    1] should I run the tile of my tub surround down the edge of the tub right to the floor? Or just stop at the tub edge? Is there a right/wrong with this?

    2] And what about the top... should I go right to the ceiling? I was going to stop about 1 foot from the ceiling, just above the showerhead and leave a 1 foot band that would simply be painted.

    Lance
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Most of the time, it works better to tile to the floor, since there will often be a few drips here and there and tile handles it better.

    Tiling above the showerhead is a matter of preference. I tiled to the ceiling (and some actually tile the ceiling, too). Not because it is the right thing to do, but because I liked it in my situation. If your ceiling isn't level, it can be a pain. In my case, I was using granite tile, and made my own cove molding from 2" strips, with a back-bevel 45-degree. Since the tile was installed on the diagonal, it easily hides the height differences in my ceiling.
  3. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    Have you posted pics of the work you did, Jim¿ If not, lets check it out! Your time to shine... :)

    When there are steamers they will tile the whole shower. Top to bottom.
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