Shower tiling project: help needed


Old 08-07-16, 09:58 PM
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Shower tiling project: help needed

This is my first major home project aside from caulking anything. I have added tile to the area over my shower's plastic wall panels. Its imperfect, but atleast I learned a lot. My dilemma is what to do woth the top edge. Theres not enough space to add one more row of tiles but the gap between the last row and the ceiling is noticeable. I'd also like some ideas on how to clean up or finish the side edges as well.
For the top, I thought about filling it in with grout or something and then adding a row or more decorative tiles over it, trimming it off. But I wanted to see if there was a better solution for this situation. Any suggestions? Name:  tile2.jpg
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Old 08-07-16, 10:50 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I'm not the pro here and I'm not a tiler but you would normally rent a wet saw and cut the top tiles to fit.

As far as the exposed edges... you would use what is called bullnose tile. It's similar tile like you are using but the exposed end is rounded over.

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The tile guys will be by in the morning.
Old 08-08-16, 04:13 AM
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Normally you would have started at the outer edges with bull nose tile, then fill in the field, cutting the ones at the wall intersection. I don't know what you will do now, except install bull nose tile and hope the gaps between the tiles is acceptable. As Pete said, the top row will need to be cut on a wet saw, very carefully, then installed. One more option is to buy 1 1/2" wide decorative tile and just apply it over the top row, allowing it to touch the ceiling. It will be offset, but it will hide the crack and will enhance the wall tile, sort of like a border.
Old 08-08-16, 04:58 PM
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Yes, a wet saw will let you finish the tile to the ceiling. If the edge tiles are not in a straight line, then bullnose will not look right. Since you installed it on drywall, it would be fairly easy to pop the last row of tile off, cut them to fit perfectly in a straight line then add your bullnose. You might also be able to find a piece of wood trim to cover the vertical edges. Look in the flooring section for oak transition pieces where tile would transition to a lower floor. Wainscoat cap molding might also work well.

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