ceramic tile question #799-lol


Old 02-03-03, 10:16 AM
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hi. hopefully you can help....i'm installing ceramic tile in a shower room. on the walls as well as the floor. my question is this-i know some contractors "do" the walls first and others "do" the floors first. which way is gives the BEST RESULTS ? i've already applied a waterproofing membrane-just not quite sure wether to put the tile on the walls or the floor first. THANKS
Old 02-03-03, 10:25 AM
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Either - Or, usually doesn't matter.

I know pros that want the floor done last so that they aren't standing on the the finished floor to install the wall tiles.

Personally I do the floor first then temporarily cover it. At any rate I think you want the wall tile to lap the floor tile simply for the "watershed" effect.

What "waterproofing membrane"?

Those things (waterproofing) are not intended to be a wear surface and moving around on the waterproofing while installing the wall tile could violate the integrity of the waterproofing.
Old 02-04-03, 07:02 AM
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If you want the best of both worlds,Set your floor and bottom course of wall tile at the same time. Floor first cut wall tile on top.By doing this the bulk of your mess doing the wall work is completed.And you still end up with the watershedding quality bud mentioned.Just consider it (coving your floor ) But use the wall tile OK

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