Tiling around a concealed shower valve?

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by dvddvd, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    Ive just bought a new shower valve and have to tile around it, it a concealed one, two 50mm round controls stick through the tiles and then a chrome square cover plate pushes over that and then the knobs push on.

    What's the norm for tiling round a concealed shower valve?

    Is it the norm to cut one hole roughly around both controls and then the cover plate covers the hole? Or do you make two separate holes for each protruding control and silicone round each control?

  2. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    If the plate allows you to have a bigger hole behind it, then go with that as it will allow for any future maintenance.
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  3. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    It's a big plate, around 150mm X 200mm but then how do you stop water running down the tiles and getting behind the plate ? Silicone around edge of plate?
  4. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    Yes, you often have to put a little bead of silicone around the back edge of plate.
    Don’t use much!

    As to where to tile to, - make sure all screw heads and shafts are not tiled too close to.
    It would probably surprise you if you had to install some of the recessed round type shower valves. They usually came with a large plastic or polystyrene cover which had to stay on until after walls were plastered and tiled, before being disgarded.
    Meant you could see and work at all 3 nuts to the outer body (hot & cold inlets and the outlet) as well as the cartridge.
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