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Tile the front panel of my bath?

Postby neil.d.w » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:26 pm

Hi all!!

I am going to be rfitting my bathroom soon and one quetion i have is, "What is the best way for me to tile the front panel of my bath?" it will be straight and i wanted to perhaps put a 100mm flat horizontal shelf next to the bath befor dropping straight to the floor.

can anyone help please? Im guessing a timber frame the ply of some sort but not sure on the structure???
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Postby bundydunbar » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:50 pm

I have done similar things in Spain where I used terracotta blocks and the end result was great. Obviously timber and ply would be the solution in the UK. I would use at least 75x50 for the frame and 18mm ply would be best. Tile and grout the top so that you can fit the waste and supplies once you have dropped the tub in place on a bed of silicone. If there is one thing I would recomend is to avoid cheap tacky tile edging bead. Use a diamond cutter and mitre the edge of the tile on all external angles. It takes time, skill and patience but it is well wort it in the end. Good Luck
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