How To Install Marble Tile In Bathroom Wall
To begin, remove all moulding, switchplate and outlet covers, hardware and anything else attached to the wall you wish to tile. Then you can pop the square drain plate over the entire thing and add sealant (not pictured). If you want to watch the finished video of the tiling process….here she is….
How To Install Marble Tile In Bathroom Wall
The walls of the shower and the curb would be getting a honed marble subway tile. To do so, make sure all of the tiles are intact and secure. It will give support to the first row of wall tiles allowing you to tile the walls first but still have the wall tiles butt down onto the floor tiles. A lot of subways do…but not this kind…it was a straight edge with a sharp corner. If the wall was painted prior to wallpaper installation, follow the instruction for painted or textured walls.
Patch any cracks or holes with spackling compound and sand smooth.
Remove the tile and prepare the wall according to the corresponding instructions above, or tile over the existing tile. Sand any high or uneven spots to create a level surface prior to tile installation.
Let the wall dry completely before beginning tile installation. I thought it would complement the shower head if the drain was also square.
You may tile over existing tile, painted or unpainted drywall, plaster and textured walls.
The ultimate goal of preparing a wall for tile is to create a flat, dry, solid, structurally sound surface firmly attached to the wall studs with no flexibility or movement that could damage installed tile and grout. Sand with a medium-grit sandpaper to create a uniform surface that’s not too smooth.
Since the space wasn’t perfectly square, it was crazy to have to cut an angle into tiles that laid on an angle. We just got done tiling our laundry room and found out our whole back wall is at an angle. I just couldn’t source a honed piece of solid marble without it costing a small fortune. Scrape the wall to remove any texture and to create a flat surface. If you use a notched trowel, the grooves may also show through the tiles. If you’re working with new drywall, there’s no need to tape the drywall joints.
For a smooth, opaque finish, apply the new tile with a solid white adhesive and a smooth trowel. This entire thing gets twisted into the drain pipe so that the top of the adapter kit is flush with the top of the tile. I found about seventeen million photos on my phone later of the project, me working, details, and a bunch of selfies. The first thing you do if you want to make the switch is take the top plate off the round drain. You should not tile over wallpaper, glossy surfaces, lead paint or plywood. For wet areas, such as shower walls, you must take certain precautions.
Likewise, if you have plaster, follow the instruction in that section. Thoroughly vacuum the area and give the wall a once-over with a damp sponge or cleaning cloth. Protect surrounding surfaces with drop cloths, plastic sheeting and tape if necessary. Once that was installed, we were able to center everything else around it. Allow the area to thoroughly dry before beginning tile installation. So here was the plan….we demo’ed the bathroom, installed new backer board, waterproofed everything, and now we had to put the new tile back in.
However, tiling over tile can add quite a bit of thickness, so make sure your wall can handle the weight.
It did make me chuckle when you said you hate working alone though. The biggest part of the tiling job that had me stumped was the niche. The floor was also honed marble but in a smaller herringbone pattern. The floor tiles came in sheets of 12×12 which makes it really easy to install. If you’re working with an existing tile wall, you have two choices. On the tiling day, they had a handheld camera (you can see him peeking out of the closet below) and they also mounted a camera above the doorway. If existing tiles are beyond repair, remove the tile and install a piece of wallboard in its place.
How To Install Marble Tile In Bathroom WallTo begin, remove all moulding, switchplate and outlet covers, hardware and anything else attached to the wall you wish to tile. Then you can pop the square drain plate over the entire thing and add sealant (not pictured). If you want to...Subscriber Stone Restoration Blog