Ceramic Shower Stalls

Ceramic Shower Stalls

Ceramic tiles are the perfect material to use for a shower stall. These tiles are easy to clean; therefore, tiled ceramic shower stalls are an excellent choice for any bathroom. There are additional benefits to using ceramic tile in a bathroom such as preventing dust-mite growth, fungi and humidity. Glazed ceramic tiles have the added benefit of 100 percent waterproofing as well as a strong resistance against damage from chemical cleaners people use to maintain their shower stalls. If you decide tiled ceramic shower stalls are the right choice for your bathroom, keep in mind the tiling process takes a lot of time and patience. But once you are finished, the effort will be well worth it.

Tiling the Walls of Ceramic Shower Stalls

Tiling the walls of ceramic shower stalls requires you to plan the job out in advance. Before the tile can even be placed on the walls, you will need to lay a certain kind of foundation used for tile jobs. This foundation is called backer board. With backer board, your shower walls will resistant to water and be able to handle the extreme moisture in the air.

Backer boards are easy to install on the walls. By utilizing galvanized wood screws or hot-dipped nails, you can attach the backer board firmly to ceiling beams as well as wall studs. After you have given the backer board a few hours to set, you will be able to cover the joints between the boards with mesh fibreglass tape. After the tape is applied, spread a coat of adhesive or latex thin-set mortar in order to start the installation of the actual ceramic tiles.

Tiling the Floor of Ceramic Shower Stalls

The floor will first need to be pre-sloped by using a layer of mortar on the floor in order to make a gentle slope that starts at the ceramic shower stalls' wall and goes to the floor's centre. Once the pre-slope is created, you can start the installation of the shower pan liner, which is made out of flexible plastic. The pan liner needs to be put below the mortar and tiles to direct water to the shower drain.

Once the pan liner is placed at ceramic shower stalls' base, you must secure the liner to the sides of your shower by using wall frame nails. In addition, you have to cut a slit in the liner so you can insert the shower drain assembly, which can be adjusted later. After you lay down the backer boards, you can use one final coat of mortar in order to create a strong base for the tiles. Take note that it is extremely important to maintain the correct balance and level when putting on the ceramic tiles and that the layout's centring is integral part of your plan. Once the grout and tiles have had adequate time to set, you can adjust the previously mentioned shower drain assembly. From start to finish, tiling ceramic shower stalls will take 2-3 days.

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