How To Tile A Tub Surround
If you end up with less than half a tile at the tub adjust the mark downward by the height of this partial tile so you end up with a full tile at the bottom and a larger cut tile at the top.
How to tile a tub surround. This video shows part 1 of tile installation on bathtub shower surround walls in standard bathroom. How to tile a shower wall. The wall tile is capped with jeffrey court emperador dome trim tile i wanted to create a nice transition between the tile and the wall and this trim tile ties everything together beautifully. Apply a layer of 1 2 thick cement backer board to the wall studs.
I cover some of the specifics of how to layout and set up a tub to install tile around it. Tub or shower wall tile preparation. I know we did this bathroom for under 5k and that included cement boarding and waterproofing the tub area a new tub tile for tub surround and floor new cabinets ikea kitchen cabinets countertop and plumbing fixtures. Calculate how many tiles it takes to reach from the center mark down to the tub.
Materials needed to tile a bathtub surround. I m using thin set as my adhesive for the tile. Since a tile tub or shower surround gets wet it requires a waterproof backing rather than just drywall. This video will show you how to set tile around a tub.
Tile backer board installation 60 bathtub surround walls for tile installation part 1 duration. The dark tiles are the same in both styles. You can purchase powder thinset or pre mixed thinset. I am explaining how and where to start tile work layout and tile pattern.
If the tub is level start with a full tile at its rim. Follow the order shown in the diagram to snap the rest of the lines. Using a level draw a horizontal line across the wall at this mark. For this tub surround we used about 4 1 2 gallons of premixed thinset you may use more or less depending on the cut of the trowel you use and the size of your tile but that might help in your estimations.
Here are the steps involved in preparing tub or shower walls for tile.
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