Installing shower wall tile has almost same as the process of installing the floor tile. Anyway, shower walls must be covered in some material that completely waterproof and easy to clean. When you choose any of the floor tiles by yourself, you will get some advantages, such as the flexibility of the design of your bathroom, the choice of the colors and patterns, and also the flexibility of the materials for the wall tile. Nowadays, there are so many choices of the floor tile that you can choose. Most people consider to use ceramic or porcelain more because it is more easy to clean, resisting moisture intrusion, and in the same time protecting the wall in your home. When you are ready to search some, you can search it on most local store or most websites. Anyway, youâ€™d better to talk about the type of the tiles that you want to use first, so you will get the best result.
When you are ready, you can start to install the shower wall tile. First, you have to measure the length on one side of the wall, do it horizontally, the mark the middle. After you mark the middle point, you can start to draw a vertical line from the top to the bottom using a pencil and a level. After that, use notched trowel to apply the thinset mortar along the half bottom of the wall. After you done with those steps, you can add some spacers between the bottom of the shower with the tiles. After that, you can start to install the tiles, do it in the middle area first and then do it to the sides.
If the tile is too big than the space, you can use a tile saw to cut it as needed. When you want to install those tiles, install them with the cut sides facing the walls on the corner. For the next row, you can do it with the same steps. Start it from the center and move on to the sides. Go up and do it carefully, make sure that everything done perfectly, so it wont ruin your job at the end. If there are space that too small for the tiles at the upper side, you can cut the tiles. For the tiles around the shower fixtures, you may do the same thing, as needed. When all done, let the tiles set for about 24 hours.
After the tiles ready, you can remove the spacers. Then, you can start to grout the walls. Press the grout into the spaces then scrapes the grout off from the surface. With a damp sponge, wipe up the excess grout. Make sure you do it perfectly and there are no spaces for the water to pass. If there is any space for water, it surely will ruin all of your hard work. If you are done, you can let it set for about 24 hours. If the grout set, you can run the caulk beads. Run it along the corner of the wall and on the corner where the floor meets the walls. Let the caulk beads dry for 24 hours.