How to Tile Shower Wall

Tiling a shower wall provides an elegant view of the bathroom as well as a glossy surface for easy cleaning. Installing these materials on your shower wall requires some effort although this job can be accomplished by any individual without expertise in this field of work. Working on this project requires the right set of tools, materials, and time as this job can be quite time consuming. Learning how to tile a shower wall can be a great advantage to any person. You can eliminate any need for hiring masons and skilled workers.

If you want to improve the aesthetic of your bathroom, tiling is among the best options there is for the improvement of its visual appeal. Tiling the shower wall can be done in a step by step procedure. It should not be hastened as it requires time for the materials to dry up and stay in their places.

  • Type of Tile – before beginning with the project, make sure that you are settled with your selection on what type of tile you want to put up. Tiles do vary in colors, sizes, and texture. Most of the materials used on bathroom walls are the glazed ones as they provide a glossy effect to the surfaces and the surroundings. Plan and compute on how many of these bathroom floor and wall materials you need in order to complete the project. Gather and store these on a secured place to avoid damages on the fragile tiles.
  • Mark the Area – before starting with the work, make sure that you have marked the area you want to fill with tiles. You can do this by leaving marks on the wall using a pencil. You can also use nylon strings attached to concrete nails that you have fastened to the wall. These will serve as your guides as you work on the tiling project of the shower walls.
  • Apply Mortar – once you are done with the planning and marking process, you can now apply mortar to the wall. Make sure that this product is properly and evenly distributed on the wall.
  • Attach Tiles – place the preferred tile on the areas where you had applied mortar before it dries out. Make sure that these are properly attached and are measured in order to fit perfectly and look good. Be careful though as you put these materials up on the wall to avoid breaking some during the process. Apply additional mortar on uneven areas to accomplish a smooth looking task.
  • Trim Tiles on Edges – the edges of the wall (corner) in most cases tend to need smaller tile sizes. Trimming the tiles to accommodate the size is the best thing to do in order to make sure that the work is properly accomplished.
  • Apply Grout – as soon as you are through in putting up the tiles, the next step is to apply the tile grout on the joints and empty spaces of the materials. Make sure that there are no spots that lack this product as these can be the cause of future problems.