Niche question - tile guys will be onto the niches tomorrow
There will be 2 niches in the master bath shower. I bought marble 3/4" pieces for the bottoms of the niches. they are tall and narrow, because of the walls. The backs of the niches will have my basketweave marble mosaic. The sides will have the large format white subway (bullnose). There will be glass shelves (tempered) with a pencil edge.
The marble shelves are deep enough to protrude about 1/4 " from the face of the wall tile. Should I do this, or make them flush? They are slightly wider than the niches so they can come out like a sill. What is practical here?
The glass shelves will go side to side and will be flush with the wall tile, held up by the side tiles. Trouble is, the glass shelves will have to go against the back of the niche not tile (or else they WILL protrude). So the marble tile will go up to the bottom of the glass, then start again on top of the glass.
This is the 2nd time I've ordered these shelves (ouch) they are starfire, tempered and very expensive.
I had the idea of putting glass adhesive behind the edge of the glass shelf. I'm concerned about what the look will be, looking straight at the shelf.
Any ideas/suggestions for either of these issues?