Alternatives to tile ceiling - Steamroom

Old 04-10-01, 02:20 PM
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I am building a new house, complete with a 5x8 steamroom. We've prepared the walls and floors for tile installation, including durarock on walls and ceiling. Any hints that will stop us from doing something stupid next?

My big question is, "What are our alternatives to tiling the ceiling in a steamroom. This is wet steam, not a sauna, and also serves as a main shower with two shower heads and a nice bench seat. Corian is an option for over $2,000. That isn't an option! Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for you helpfulness.
Old 04-10-01, 03:44 PM
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Why would you not tile the ceiling? It is the absolute best thing to put on a steam shower ceiling. I know of no other alternatives.

Rich Gately (Tileman1)

Old 04-11-01, 02:15 PM
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Smile Tiling Ceilings

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I left this question at you website as well (I think?!)

It involves fear of tiling a ceiling as a do it yourselfer. I've been warned against it and haven't been able to find any instructions on tiling a ceiling.

Old 04-11-01, 02:53 PM
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Hi Matthew,

Don't be afraid. Spread some thinset up there, shove a couple tiles into it, and get out of the way :-)

No, it's not that bad. Get the thing laid out. In other words, know where your tiles are going to end up -- put some lines up there.

Don't know what type of tiles you are using, but you can put up a few at a time -- no need to hurry. Essentially, you just stick them up with thin set. If they are extremely heavy, you might have to arrange some props temporarily.

In any case, Rich is right. There's nothing better than tile.

John (still rubbing my head from the last time I got hit) Bridge.
Old 04-12-01, 02:37 AM
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Hi Matthew,
John is right no need to worry. Tiling a ceiling is no different than tiling any other surface. Put them up and get out of the shower (seems like an epidemic) No No just kidding.
Go slow and steady and you should have no problems!
And yes you did send me a question and I sent one right back to ya'.
Rich (scarred for life from falling tile) Gately
(just kidding again, I move much too fast)


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