I am planning to tile around the bathroom instead of baseboard. I
have seem tile in bathroom remodels and think it looks good and is
practical because if it gets wet, it will not stain. The bathroom
floor is already tile.
I have 2 questions:
1. When tiling the wall, do you put backer board on first and then
2. How big should the tile be (going up the wall) 3", 4", 5" ?? Or
does it matter?
On 11/05/2011 10:08 PM, email@example.com wrote:
That's an old wives tale. Like almost old wives tales, it's partially
true, depends on circumstances not mentioned, and almost always admits
of a previous failure that would undermine any building system.
Backer board? Whatever.
My wall is just plain sheetrock. For the first room I did, I used Liquid
Nails with tape to hold the tile in place 'til the glue sets. I used mastic
on the second room. I don't think the tile cares much...
As to height, artistically, I suppose, the height should in proportion to
the room size but in keeping with the function. How tall was the baseboard
you removed? My observation is that 3" is way too short.
I used 6" for a bath in that it was convenient to cut the tiles in half, but
whatever looks good to you. You might survey existing public bathrooms
(YMCA, McDonalds, etc.) to see what seems appropriate.
I have 100s of feet of tile baseboard. It is all on the sheetrock. It is
all stuck on with plain thinset. "Modified thinset" is only good for the
store selling it at many times the $0.10 per pound price of regular thinset.
IMO, YMMV and I don't care if it does.
How high do you want it? IOW, it doesn't matter as long as it looks good to
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