Bathroom tiling - what height?

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  1. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Happy Sunday afternoon.

    It's raining here and our bathroom reno is well and truly in full mode. It's a huge project which entails the following over two floors:
    - Downstairs
    - Laundry, which is outside shower and toilet

    - Upstairs:
    - Ensuirte with shower and toilet
    - Main bathroom with freestanding bath and shower
    - Separate toilet

    The biggest is the Main bathroom which is 2400x2000

    Wall tiles are just plain white with some niches, and floor tiles are beige color. All 600x300. We are minimalist....

    The tiler and some friends reckon we should tile everything to the ceiling. Reason is "might as well", "that's the trend" and easy to clean. But I am not in favour and only wish to do the minimum for the following reasons:
    - wont look and feel like a morque
    - wont have hollow sound effect which will echo
    - saves a few cm of wall width
    - can easily hang wall painting and other stuff on wall without getting a specialist to drill the tile
    - lots of potential over plaster wall, eg wall paper later on......

    Hope you can share your thoughts.
     
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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    For an older house, we tile to around top of door height. We've done that in our own house.

    Our thoughts echo yours, and personally, to the ceiling tiling is more for a modern house than a period one.
     
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    Tiles to ceiling - no maintenance for painting walls. Only ceiling can go mouldy.
     
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    I wouldn't use tiles, . I am taking dirty old tiles out of a couple of my bathrooms and putting in water proof paneling. Tenants don't clean bathrooms , tiles get mould in the grout, panels are more hygienic, crisp and clean looking and easy to clean. Cheap, Quick and easy to install. I would rather put just put a simple white PVC paneling in if you want a white minimalist look. If you want a more luxury look, use spa panels I would rather put PVC ceiling panels on the roof than go to the roof with tiles.
     
  5. wylie

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    Sounds like your own bathroom? We used 600 x 300 matt white tiles (not crisp white, muted white). They are rectified so grout lines are very minimal.

    The cleaning involved is minuscule compared to the tiles we had in the bathroom we pulled out. I hardly have to clean anything in the bathroom other than a quick rub over of the sink.

    The biggest time saver was my choice of polished concrete look floor tiles. The old floor tiles were one colour and every spec of dust showed. I know there is dust on our floor in the corners, but it isn't obvious so I don't have to be mopping it every week like I had to with the plain coloured floor.

    The choices I made for this bathroom have paid off big time for me (as chief cleaner of the bathroom).
     
  6. WattleIdo

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    Totally agree. I like Wylie's idea - maybe not quite that high, even. Also what size tiles qre you using? @everyone pics please?
     
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    I like full wall tiles, they look 'finished' and modern.

    What's the white tiles look like?
     
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    Modern large tiles look good full wall, but as other have said period of the home plays a part in how it fits in.

    On the topic of bathrooms, what do people think of full glass splashback walls (ie coloured or pattern/design print). Hypothetically do to a family contact I could probably do this cheaper at mine than tiles but not sure what people think of it. Ultimate in low maintenance though?
     
  9. Ross Forrester

    Ross Forrester Perth business advisor and founder Business Member

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    All wet areas = 100% tiles except the roof no exception for your own home

    A rental - depends but probably no.
     
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  10. Pumpkin

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    Oh I wish checked with you all before I start....
    At the beginning I wanted to,use panels but was quickly killed by others including tilers. I hate grout with a passion and you are right, no Tenant would clean grout. Also,it seems choic svare limited...
    Ah well, next project!
     
  11. Pumpkin

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    Yes it’s our PPOR. It’s good to know floor tiles help.Ours is semigloss so sb alright.
     
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    With 600x300 I think full tiling can look quite nice, e.g. Brickbone pattern?
     
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    30-50 from ceiling where shower is, for the rest of the room line it up with height of tiles behind bath - so that there are only 2 levels of tiles going on in the room.

    Otherwise:
    2. Tile entire room 30-50 from the top
    3. Tile entire room to the ceiling.

    On a side note, why would you hang a painting or picture in the bathroom? - especially given the small size you have mentioned
     
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    Inspected a house a while ago with the main bedroom walls and floors tiled... make of that what you will...
     
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    A good tiler will get the heights for splashback, bath and shower all in one.....

    pinkboy
     
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  17. Pumpkin

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    This is my preference. Sadly all tilers seem to favour full-tile.....

    At this stage I did not "want" a picture. Just trying to illustrate the versatility of having a plasterboard..

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    A convertible squash court?
     
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    Did you really mean the BEDROOM? Not a typo? My gosh! Did you ask them why?
     
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    Did it have hanging rails like a butchers or morgue?