What do you use for a shower niche?
Usually the cheapest shelf option is a tiled shelf constructed with wood framing (if a custom niche) or 2″ inch thick foam board (see below). Another alternative is the glass shelf. A bit more expensive for the material but it’s usually the “go to” shelf alternative for most tiled shower niches.
How big should a shower niche be?
When putting a shower niche in an existing wall, 12”w x 24”h is a good size. It allows the niche to fit between studs which are often 16 inches apart. With a glass shelf at 12 inches this creates 2 feet of shelf space. The typical depth of a shower niche is 3.5 inches, the width of a wood stud.
What tile do you use in a shower niche?
Both full -size tile and mosaic are appropriate for the in-shower shelf. Which you choose is a matter of both personal taste and how intricate your niche is. Mosaic tile navigates the detailed shower shelf more easily than larger tile. But the larger tile gives a more streamlined look to the simpler tiled shower niche.
Are shower niches hard to keep clean?
Cleaning Difficulties A square or rectangular niche design has corners and crevices that can make it difficult to remove grime. Overzealous cleaning and harsh chemicals can also remove waterproofing and damage grout. To clean these areas, use a surface-approved, spray-and-rinse cleaner that can reach every cranny.
Where do you put a niche in a bathtub?
Install a niche on an opposite or adjacent wall to the showerhead, so items you can access items without reaching through the shower spray. If you need to access the niche while in the bathtub, consider a second niche lower down, or add height to the niche and shelves for access when taking a shower or bath.
How do you keep a shower niche clean?
Mild detergents should be used to clean a shower niche, as this will help protect the premium materials from wear and damage. We recommend avoiding abrasive or caustic cleaners, bleach, and scrubbing brushes or scourers.
How to tile a shower niche?
Choosing Your Trowel. If your tile is 1/4 inch thick we recommend using a 1/4″ x 1/4″ square notched trowel.
What is the best material for a bathroom shower?
Fiberglass is one of the most durable materials that can be used for a shower stall. Fiberglass that is gel-coated is your best bet because the gel-coating makes the material even more resilient. A gel-coated fiberglass shower stall is easy to repair if it suffers any damages, such as scratches.
What is the best bathroom tile for a shower?
Conventional Ceramic Tiles. Ceramic tile is suitable for use on shower floors because it is durable. Ceramic is resistant to water and humidity, which makes it a good material for bathrooms. The tiles are also fairly easy to clean, and this is a nice bonus.
How do you install a bathroom shower?
Use a notched trowel to spread the thinset which creates a suction to hold the stone in place as the mortar dries. Place the panel onto the thinset using the starter as a guide. Use a level to make sure tiles are straight. Once in place, push the tiles evenly into the thinset.