Today’s video shares tips on how to tile a shower wall, specifically the plumbing wall in a curbless shower using Subway tile. We’ll share how to start, industry standards, and what tools to use.

Supplies we used for this project

Bosch Laser Level —
Laser Level Tripod —
Fein 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder (Standard Switch) —
Fein 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder (Paddle Switch) —
DeWALT XP4 Diamond Blade —
Montolit Diamond Hole Saw (1-3/8″) —
Montolit STL Diamond Blade —
Sundstrom Silica Dust Respirator —


Step 1 is to determine the layout of the subway tile. Ensure there are no slivers at the ceiling or adjacent walls. Also, determine the layout of the bullnose tile.

Step 2 is to protect the shower pan tile and get all the supplies in the bathroom.

Step 3 is to align a laser level on the starting point and tile one column at a time.

Watch our videos to see how we start the first row of tile and what tools make tiling a shower wall much easier.