This video shares tips for how to tile a shower wall using subway tile. The curbless shower had a window, so we have tips for how to handle that and for ensuring the tile stays consistently spaced.
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Supplies we used for this project
DeWALT Wet Tile Saw — https://amzn.to/2S5Z2W6
Montolit CGX 115 Diamond Blade — https://bit.ly/2PjuefB
Sundstrom Silica Dust Respirator — https://amzn.to/2MkIB30
Fein WSG7 Angle Grinder — https://amzn.to/2MhNERJ
Horseshoe Shims (1/16″) — https://amzn.to/2W1cRUQ
Ardex X77 Mortar — https://amzn.to/2RXa7Zx
Laser Level — https://amzn.to/2t030RM
Carpet Knife — https://amzn.to/2syChvF
2″ Paint Brush — https://amzn.to/2TfRoFT
1/4″x1/4″ Square Notch Trowel — https://amzn.to/2sPIP9m
The first step for tiling a shower wall is to plan the layout. We did extensive planning to determine how the subway tile would look at the shower pan, window, and ceiling.
Then we started the first row of tile by having a laser level at the top of the tile. Each tile was cut to the contour of the curbless shower pan where necessary. This ensures the tiles remain level with the laser.
It’s critical to have a level first row of tile for shower walls. Thus, take time to plan the first row.
In addition, the first tile was centered on the main wall. Each successive course of tile was centered over the previous row to provide the classic subway tile pattern.
We left a 1/16″ to 1/8″ expansion and contraction joint at all changes of plane, e.g. walls. Furthermore, 1/16″ horseshoe shims were used to maintain consistent grout joints.
Watch the video to see how to plan a bullnose picture frame around shower windows