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HandyMary

03:51PM | 11/18/09
Member Since: 11/17/09
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My husband tells me that I am crazy to try to tile the ceiling of the shower. He says that the drywall will not hold up the tiles and I will collapse the ceiling.

Is this a possibility?

Tileguybob

04:09PM | 11/19/09
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
maybe.

heres the scoop. The drywall on the ceiling is usually nailed into ceiling joists that are set at 16" apart. Putting tile on that might be a problem if there arent a lot of nails to hold the drywall tight to the joists. ideally, you would want the joists to be 12" apart and use drywall screws instead of nails.

I have hung 12x20" tiles on a ceiling after I added some screws to keep the drywall up there. When setting the tile you need to use a modified thinset, cover the entire back side of the tile by using a notched trowel (size of the notch depends on the size of the tile). Place the tile on the ceiling and slide it back and forth about an inch or so til you feel a suction occuring. it will become harder to move. If it keeps moving easily, you have too much or too little thinset on the tile. This back and forth motion is getting the thinset spread evenly on the tile and the ceiling. Try one and wait 5 minutes, if it doesnt come down, you are good to go. Put a rug or something soft under it in case it does come down. wait 24 hours and grout it. Come back for some tips on that so you arent wearing most of the grout.

wakarusa6

11:34AM | 12/12/09
Member Since: 12/11/09
2 lifetime posts
I tiled my shower ceiling with 12 x12 marble tiles !!!!! The walls are marble panels & it looks great. Because of the weight of the marble tiles i built 2x4 frames just short of the ceiling...put the tile in place above the frame & held the tile there by placing wood shims between the tile & frame. I did one row at a time & moved the frame for the next row..took a while to do the entire ceiling but the tiles have never come down!!!! Been 5 yrs now good luck
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