corner shelf in shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Wallace 49, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Wallace 49

    Wallace 49 New Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    I'm using 6 inch white tile on my shower walls over my new tub. Does anyone have an opinion about using ceramic corner shelves? Do they become elbow or head bangers? Which end of the shower stall should it be placed? Thanks
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    If you are going to use it for shower related items, it would go at the shower head end so you do not have to turn around or reach behind you. It would not normally be large enough to create a hazard.
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  4. prashster

    prashster New Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    Depends on the size of your shower. if it's less than 40ish" deep, then it might be an issue.

    The 'in' thing to do is to make build a recessed niche into the wall. They have preformed recesses (search noble niche) that get cemented into a stud cavity. No hazard. Looks beautiful. They even have double level and arched ones that give a ledge for shampoos and a separate one for soap. Try not to place niche in direct line of spray.

    Corner shelves can be placed on either inside corner.
  5. Wallace 49

    Wallace 49 New Member

    Nov 25, 2006

    A niche sounds cool to me. 30 inch tub. Thanks
  6. chassis

    chassis Engineer

    Sep 12, 2005
    SE Pennsylvania
    IMHO the shelves should go in the end of the tub opposite the water controls. Avoids the bar of soap getting unnecessarily dissolved by water spray.
  7. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    corain corners

    in my own tub I have a corian shelf ....

    they are basically triangles that simnply go into the corner and

    you tile around them.... I have a fairley large holds lots

    of shampoos ect...

    you can get them at any decent tile outlet....
    .much more durable than a china shelf.

    If I had to do it again I would probably have put one

    on both ends of the tub...
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