Tiling shower alcove

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by LincsLad, May 13, 2020.

  1. LincsLad

    LincsLad New Member

    We have a shower room with an alcove, and despite the shower walls being nicely tiled the alcove remains bare. The back of the alcove is just blockwork; something we've just never got around to.

    My wife has her eye on tiles which look like pebbles stuck to a bit of fabric. Is it best for me to put a bit of plasterboard on the blockwork, and tile on that, or tile straight on to the blockwork? Any suggestions to stop the presumably heavy pebble tile from sliding down the wall before it adheres?

  2. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    Not quite sure I'm picturing what you're trying to achieve however the usual method to stop tiles from sliding downwards is to fix a batten to the wall and tile off that. Once they're fixed you remove the batten and tile below.
  3. LincsLad

    LincsLad New Member

    My fault, I've said alcove when 'recess' describes it more clearly.


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