Learn how to install a custom tile shower from a professional tilesetter.
This video series includes:
Nine episodes covering all the steps of a tile shower installation
Detailed instructions on installing a shower pan
Methods on easily adding benches, shelves, and shampoo niches
Step-by-step instruction and making and using a story pole
Methods for installing glass tile
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Introduction: Tile a Shower
(Playing on this page) Get an overview of a tile-shower project.
Learn how to choose and apply a bonding material, layout and space glass tile as well as tricks on ensuring that every tile is set properly.
Apply a Liquid Membrane
Learn how to protect vulnerable areas by applying a waterproof seal called a liquid membrane.
Tom Meehan got his start laying tile by helping his father on weekends and has been installing tile for more than 40 years. Tom and his wife, Lane, operate Cape Cod Tileworks in Harwich, Mass., have four sons, and practice karate in their spare time. The Meehans cowrote Working with Tile (The Taunton Press, 2005).
Tiling a bathroom shower is a great tile project that can improve the look and usability of a bathroom's shower as well as increase the value of your home. In this Build Like a Pro video series you’ll learn the complete process of a tile shower installation from master tile setter Tom Meehan. Tom has over forty years experience setting tile in the trade and is an innovator in the field. This video series includes in-depth demonstrations on everything from installing cement backer board and installing a custom shower pan to using a story pole and setting glass tile. You’ll also learn how to creating a professional look by adding such features as shampoo niches, benches, shelves and glass tile accents.
After you’ve watched the video series and read the complementary tile article compiled by the editors at Fine Homebuilding Magazine you’ll be ready to begin designing and tiling a custom tile shower for your own home.
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