Tiling a Shower Shelf/Cubby

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  1. Jun 12, 2008 #1

    pwhoolboom

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    I'm a little torn on how to tile this area. Do the grout lines go on the outside of the box (on the wall)? Or do I run the wall tiles over the cubby tiles and have the grout lines inside the box?

    Hope this makes sense...

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  2. Jun 12, 2008 #2

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    Grout lines inside box. Looks better. I would do a diagonal pattern on the inside of the back of the box, just for fun.:D

    Also a boarder tile at the roof and wall seam will look good.
    Have fun with it..you went this far.:)
     
  3. Jun 13, 2008 #3

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    Thanks for the input inspectorD!

    Yeah I think I will get creative with it...I was going to use the floor tiles to do the back of the box...
     
  4. Jun 13, 2008 #4

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    I did another one today with a hatband liner running through the box, I have to get pics of that one next week.

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    Just what I was thinking, only the grout line is outside with tile so you do not see the unfinished edge.:eek:
    With natural stone I like to hide it and keep it inside.:D
    Jmho.
     
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    I try to keep the tile over lapped so water always runs over the edge, grout lines in a box scare me a bit so the less the better (btw...thats a bullnose, its finished). I found a nice blade for the wet saw that finishes the edges the same as a bullnose for only $140 ! Thats a nice look also when dealing with stone ;)
     
  7. Jun 13, 2008 #7

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    TileGuy,

    What is a hatband liner?
     
  8. Jun 13, 2008 #8

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    I found this picture by searching google. Ill post a pic of the one I just finished monday night so you can see it in the niche :)

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