Shower tiling questions

Retiling our entire bathroom using 6" ceramic wall tiles in the shower. When doing a stand alone shower (no tub) with the glass door, do most people tile the ceiling as well? If so, how do you make sure they don't fall off while the thinset is drying?
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Tiled ceilings is damn ugly, specially on a 45 degree, lol

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Can't tell you how to keep them up while drying (I didn't live in the house when it was installed) but our shower (in full tub, not just a shower stall) has tile on the ceiling. In my previous house we did not do the ceiling and wish we had. Our previous house had so-so ventilation i9n the bath and the ceiling took a beating for it.
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Don't use thinset. Tile Mastic is plenty sticky and is made for that application.
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The Other Mike wrote:

Whether or not to do the ceiling is personal preference. Some do, some don't. It is entirely up to you as there is no hard and fast rule. Personally, I like tile everywhere. Ceiling included.
I have never had a problem keeping them in place when the thinset is setting up. They tend to stay in place pretty well. If I get a tile that wants to sag, I will place a small piece of plywood over it and use a 1x2 to brace it in place. Or I just use a 1x2 (they are cheap).
What I don't like about doing that is that I cannot see that it is still in place relative to the other tiles, so it worries me more than just holding it until it stays. I like to keep an eye on the tiles to make sure I haven't moved them out of alighnment and the plywood covers them up so I can't see them until it is too late.
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wrote:

Not an expert here, but I recently watched a crew install cultured stone (faux) on a large entryway for new home. They even placed the stone on the ceiling. I just had to asked how they made the stone stick to the ceiling. He explained to me that they mix the mortar/thinset on the dry side with less water. He also stated that they added lime to the mix (aids adhesion?).
Only a few fell off while setting. One right on his head :)
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