Calvin Corrente asked, updated on October 17th, 2022; Topic:
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The short answer, NO it cannot be added later. The moment you touch that tile you ruin the integrity of the waterproofing. There are tons of other solutions for holding products so look into those unless you're ready to completely redo the shower.
At all events, should you tile shower niche first?
This ensures any splashing or accidental spraying of water on the wall or shower door does not result in any seepage and water damage behind the tiles. If the niche needs to be tiled, then it has to be done tile by tile. ... If the shower niche is large enough in height to add an additional level or compartment, go for it.
However, are shower niches a good idea? A shower niche is a much better solution, for relatively little expense. It's an extremely useful feature that provides you with a proper place to keep your shower accessories, without adding bulky organizers that take up much-needed space.
Afterall, how tall should niches be?
Positioning your niche at chest to eye-level is a good standard. This translates to a height of about 48 to 60 inches. Ideally, you'll want to position your niche to fit between the studs which are usually located 16 inches apart. But many contractors can help you with planning the space for a more custom look.
Does a shower niche need a lintel?
Do I need a lintel above my shower niche? Yes. A lintel is always required above the shower niche, ven if you have solid brick walls.
When a custom niche is built well, it can look very sturdy, solid and deceptively waterproof. This is an assumption made far too often when shower niches are framed into the shower wall. ... The rest you can imagine; moisture in the walls, which leads to mold, dry rot, etc.………. something you can easily avoid.
A square or rectangular niche design has corners and crevices that can make it difficult to remove grime. Overzealous cleaning and harsh chemicals can also remove waterproofing and damage grout. To clean these areas, use a surface-approved, spray-and-rinse cleaner that can reach every cranny.
For this reason, the wall opposite the shower head is the most popular place for shower niches. Regarding shower niche height – if it's a regular stand up shower, a placement height above the waist (approximately 3 feet from the shower pan/base) would be most convenient for reach.
According to estimates from The Home Depot, the average cost to tile a shower is $1,500 based on this breakdown: Tile cost: $2 per square foot. Setting materials: $1.37 per square foot. Installation: $8 per square foot.
Well, High quality Thinset from a well known company did not adhere to these. The tiles popped off with almost no force. I called niche manufacturer and their suggestion was to sand them and try a different thinset. In fact they do kno that certain brands dont work well with their product.
There are two options when it comes to building a shower niche with a nice tile design, and it's often confusing when it comes to knowing the differences between these two. ... The main advantage of a tile ready shower niche (a preformed niche insert) is that it's easier to install compared to custom niches.