Tell Me About The Latest Trend In Tiles For Bathroom Walls

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Old 07-10-18, 12:30 PM
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Tell Me About The Latest Trend In Tiles For Bathroom Walls

Tell Me About The Latest Trend In Tiles For Bathroom Walls
What holds the tiles up?
Are the tiles light weight?
If one tile falls, could there be an avalanche?
Should the bathroom floor be as solid as at least a concrete slab?
Do people in earthquake country use large tiles for bathroom walls?
 
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Old 07-11-18, 04:00 AM
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It may not seem it, but your question is a bit too general.

1. The trend is what is in vogue. Right now it seems to be the subway style tile look as an accent. Personally I don't like it.

2. Tiles are held up by the thin-set cement that is used. There is no "trend" in how and what is used. There are industry standards that must be followed.

3. The weight depends on size and type. Ceramic or porcelain.

4. If the tiles are attached properly they should not fall off. But if one does come loose it's not likely the rest will fall of in an avalanche style.

5. Yes the floor must be absolutely solid.

6. I don't think it makes a difference in the size of the tile. Right now large size tiles are in style. If an earthquake takes place I don't think tile size will make a difference if they are going to come off because of the quake. I'm assuming you are talking about tiles sizes larger than 6 x 6 inches.

You must use a moisture resistant wall material such as concrete board for the walls. Not green board or ordinary wall board.

If any tile experts are out here that install tiles in earthquake areas, are there any special treatment necessary?
 

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