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Old 05-09-2015, 05:40 PM   #1
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Question About Tile In Shower


Guys, bear with me since i am a window guy. Getting my bathroom re done. Its small with a shower , no tub. We are obviously tiling the shower area and then tiling about 4 ft all around bathroom.
My question, is it more common to tile the whole shower area from shower base to ceiling or leave about a 1 ft space that will be painted?
Also, should we paint the ceiling or is it more common to tile ceiling IN SHOWER AREA only of course..
I know its preference but what is most common today?
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:11 PM   #2
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Tile whole wall to ceiling generally. But it really depends on the tile and ceiling height.

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Old 05-09-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
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I always like tile to the ceiling, if the ceiling is too high, drop it down over the shower and you can tile the ceiling as well!
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I've tiled up and left some area as sheetrock and I later thought that was stupid. May as well tile up to the ceiling and be done with it.

If I'm building it and it is a small bathroom, may as well just tile the ceiling as well and be done with it.
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If you don't tile a simple shower to the ceiling you're usually forced to buy bullnose to cap with. These can easily run $4-5.00 ea so the cost is often the same and everyone likes tile to the ceiling.
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Around here, tile to the ceiling is somewhat more common than stopping short. Either way is nice. Tiling the ceiling is quite uncommon around here.
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Always to the ceiling.
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I've done it both ways.
As mentioned, the bull nose pieces.
And I didn't like the look stopping short.
Go all the way up.
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We have done more stopped short than to the ceiling. I'm still adjusting to the look of tile meeting the ceiling.
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Tract builders stop short, under the shower head so that the bullnose tile are above the shower enclosure so exposure is same as down the wall.

Tiling to the ceiling is custom work.
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I personally don't like tile on the ceiling.

I ask the customer where they want the tile to stop, some want it all the way to the ceiling, others stop short. Most want it all they way up when asked.
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Sometimes the layout just doesn't look good going all the way up.
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9' and under, tile to ceiling. It's silly to stop short and leave drywall to be maintained in a wet area.

The ceiling is a whole different story. I would never lower the ceiling, that just makes everything look smaller. Depending on the project I will consider tiling the ceiling.
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9' and under, tile to ceiling. It's silly to stop short and leave drywall to be maintained in a wet area.

The ceiling is a whole different story. I would never lower the ceiling, that just makes everything look smaller. Depending on the project I will consider tiling the ceiling.
While I agree, I've never actually seen the paint or drywall have any issues only in that area. It either looks fine, or more of the room is messed up because of inadequate ventilation, bad insulation, etc.
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I alway tile all the way to the ceiling. Unless the ceiling is over 9'. As far as tile on the ceiling itself unless it is a high end home most people don't want to pay for it.
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While I agree, I've never actually seen the paint or drywall have any issues only in that area. It either looks fine, or more of the room is messed up because of inadequate ventilation, bad insulation, etc.
If the fan is located on the ceiling out side the tub you're setup for issues regardless of how powerful the fan is. Heat and moisture hot that area first.

Example: vaulted ceiling in a 12x20 master bath. Shower feeling is at 8'. Tiled to ceiling but semi gloss white ceiling in shower. Peel and flaking all over the ceiling.
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When a customer asks me about tiling the ceiling, I simply ask them, happy to do what you want but do you really want to have to get up there to clean it?...

Usually a short conversation... but we usually tile to ceiling, as it creates the feeling of a separate area as opposed to it being part of an area and looking like you ran out of money...

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Not much to clean with urethane or epoxy grout and porcelain tile. Unless they are slinging suds cleaning wouldn't be an issue.
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We're about to tile a ceiling over the shower where glass will run all the way up because she likes to be steamed in. She Wanted The Ceiling Painted i said no way

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