Selecting tile for a shower stall


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Old 07-27-01, 11:46 AM
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In the process of removing the old 1" square tiles on the floor of a shower stall and the 4" square tiles on the walls. I would like some advice on selecting the new tiles. Is there a rule of thumb when selecting new tiles? I kinda like some bigger ones but someone said I should stay with the small ones?
 
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Old 07-27-01, 08:41 PM
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You're leaving us a bit up in the air here, Shultzy. Are you going to do the new work yourself? Did you tear the old shower out right down to the wood framing? Right down to the subfloor?

You can use any size tile you want for shower walls. More and more, people are getting us to put up larger and larger pieces in their showers.

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Old 07-28-01, 10:54 AM
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Thanks for the advice John. I am finding that a lot of the old cement board behind the tile is coming off with the tile and mortar.

So I think I need to go all away to the framing? Or, can I cover the old cement board with new green board?

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Old 07-28-01, 12:48 PM
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Don't use greenboard, Shultzy. Tear everything out to the framing and the floor, and start from scratch using cement backer board.

There are several people right now being led by the hand in the shower building process. Check it out.

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