05:55AM | 04/26/04
Member Since: 04/22/04
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I am going to tile the tub surround in my bathroom and I need some advice.

Which is better, to tile all the way to the ceiling or to tile about 6-8 inches below the ceiling - to just under the shower head?

I have heard both should be done, and I know people who have bathrooms done both ways.


plumber Tom

05:08PM | 04/27/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Don't know which is better, I spose it's a matter of taste. I have seen it done both ways also. I have also seen bathfitters jobs, that's where a company comes in and puts an acrylic liner over your existing tub. They will ask the customer, "Do you want the matching surround to go to the ceiling?" The jobs I have seen all the way up looked great. You can alway's stop your tile run before you get that far, and do a dry run to see how it looks. I spose if you stopped short of the ceiling, then some kind of semi-gloss paint would also work. Good luck.
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