Weekend Warrior

06:12AM | 03/27/05
Member Since: 11/29/02
106 lifetime posts
We are thinking about renovation one of our two baths. We want to tile the floor, the shower area to the ceiling and possibly the rest of the wall to 3 or 4 feet above the floor for a spa-type feel.

Question, are there different tiles to use in these areas, or since the entire room will be subject to moisture should I use one type of tile all over.

I am new to this tiling thing, so I am just starting my research


07:27AM | 03/27/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I suggest visiting a large local tile store.

There are different grades of tile; you need a "5" for floors (heavy duty). Field tiles, wall tile can be lighter duty.

I have found tile stores to be most helpful. For one thing, they often have small quantities left over at very good prices--yes, cheaper than big box. The selections will amaze you (look at the displays they do up). It's amazing how creative you can get, and they can help you pick out the right ones, as well as other materials, grout, etc. You don't get this kind of help at the big box.

Ours used to have a commercial wet saw you could cut your own pieces--but alas, I think liability issues have done away with that nicety.

Good luck; tiling is heavy work, but (I think) fun and rewarding. If you want to do fancy cuts, diagonals, etc, plan it all out well in advance. But it'll look great!


-k2 in CO

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