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Old 02-18-2018, 11:28 AM   #21
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Solid stock with round over terminates nice for the sides.

Neat work
Since that subway was beveled, there was no easy way to do a bullnose on it... I had my stone guy mill some Thassos down to 1/2" so it didnt look so bulky.

I had ripped out two brand new, unused tub/showers in that house. First tile guy did such a horrific job and they didnt bother giving him another shot at it...
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If I'm off layout, I like to picture frame the niche. Seems to hide the layout error a little bit!
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Those ones are engineered marble threshold.

Often use granite/quartz remnants.

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So you buy scrapes. Cut and polish them on the end as required.
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Remnant or 'scrap' I have the stone fabricator cut and prep them.

If I am using marble or faux marble thresholds I will cut and polish them on site.



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Here is one we are doing today top and bottom line up perfect with the grout lines.
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That of course is the goal. Aim for the grout joints. I will look at the size of the pre-made niche and the size of the tiles to see if it works out to a full tile or half tile portions.
Like I said earlier it's all about the starting course. That's going to get cut so the outside curves are not little pieces.
Eh, I don't aim for the grout joints. I actually like the look of splitting the tile better.

We start the layout based on the overall height and have an idea where we want the niche. once we get a row or two away we stop and cut it out and install the niche.

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Looks nice TNT.
I prefer to locate it once the design starts. Fortunately my setter is on board with this process and I don't have to do the cutout in advance.

As it goes with remodeling......our initial plan and pattern design have gone to crap with the discovery of heating ducts in bad locations.
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Cut in these Schluter niches as I laid the tile.

I'm not a fan of the Jolly they picked.

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Tom did you fur out the backer board over the tub flange or rabbit ?

You can rabbit the foam boards nicely.
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I know people who pat themselves on the back with work like that.
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Tom did you fur out the backer board over the tub flange or rabbit ?

You can rabbit the foam boards nicely.
I've been rabbeting the backer (used to rabbet Hardi, didn't use Dura Rock it crumbled to much back then) for as long as I can remember. I hold the backer up off the deck about 1/8". Fill the joint with KerdiFix.

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I have never used Hardi yet. I used to use Dens shield but got away from it. No good reason.

Wedi is pricey now my local is selling shluter and Go board. I have been wanting to try it
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My go to now is Kerdi Board.

I have used Wedi, it is a very good product, just didn't have a local supplier. I'm not a fan of the sealant to cover screws and join seams.

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My go to now is Kerdi Board.

I have used Wedi, it is a very good product, just didn't have a local supplier. I'm not a fan of the sealant to cover screws and join seams.

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Not a service I offer....

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I use the Kerdi niches and pad them with scraps of Kerdi board to match the tile size. I usually install as I go but this one went in early.
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These were installed after tiling started. Approximate location was determined in advance.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:16 AM   #38
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These were installed after tiling started. Approximate location was determined in advance.
Small trick: Use kerdi membrane instead of bands for the niche. One piece, less overlap.

My new go to on showers is denshield hung by the drywall crew, then all kerdi membrane. Less overlap and build up, less money, and the same amount of my time.
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Point being is sealants have proven to be effective as waterproofing at seams.
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Point being is sealants have proven to be effective as waterproofing at seams.
It’s noy that I don’t trust it to seal, I don’t like working with it.

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