Shower tile install question

sjhockeyfan325December 9, 2013

Our shower tile has a woven "texture" (actual bumps). How do those bumps get "filled" in the corners where the wall turns (in other words, where the straight edge of tile meets the bumpy edge)?

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StoneTech

When thisetted in, you should be able to level it out....

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 4:40PM
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ineffablespace

I think you mean on the Face of the tile, right?

Grout or caulk.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 5:29PM
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sjhockeyfan325

Well, I have no idea what he did, but it looks great (not yet grouted or caulked)!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 11:10PM
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cat_mom

Wow--is that cool looking!!!!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 11:12PM
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palimpsest

The edges may be designed to interweave, which is really nice.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 9:39AM
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sjhockeyfan325

Thanks cat (in case anyone's interested, the tile is by Porcelanosa, called Ace Blanco).

Palimpsest, you must be right about the interweaving.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 11:11AM
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lotteryticket

I looked at that tile the other day. It's so nice. Hope you like it.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 12:47PM
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weedyacres

It's nice to see photo posts of well-done tile installs, as we so often get photos of screw-ups. That alignment is great craftsmanship.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 3:14PM
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grandmamaloy

That is WAY cool, though the practical side of me is asking how in the world you'll keep it clean? Anyway, I would use a caulk, as it looks like this is not actually tile but is a shower board of some kind? There are so many choices in colored caulk, you may be able to find one to blend in nicely. Personally, I think I'd go a little darker, rather than lighter, just because it will give the appearance of more depth (and be easier to keep clean :)

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 4:00PM
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sjhockeyfan325

Not sure what you mean by "not actually tile"? It's definitely tile,
just very large format - I think each tile is 12x30.

As for keeping it clean, well lucky for me I don't do my own cleaning :-), but actually, I think it doesn't look that hard - the tile is glossy and smooth.

We love the tile and hope it looks great when the floor tile (variegated grey stripes) is done!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 4:25PM
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