What Is Shower Niche
Walk-in showers never have enough storage. All bottles end on the floor or bench where they are blocked or easily dropped. Niches become the perfect answer. They are cleaner than wire storage devices and also don’t take any rooms in the bathroom of your home.
If you are in the process of remodeling the bathroom, here are some things to remember when designing your bath niche:
When placing a shower recess on an existing wall, eating 12 “w x 24” h is a good size. This allows the niche to enter between studs which are often 16 inches apart. With a glass shelf at 12 inches this creates a 2 foot shelf space.
The depth of the shower recess is 3.5 inches, wood width. In tall buildings, steel buttons may be 2.5 inches and must be considered. Still wide enough for most bottles.
The niches must not stick to the outer wall if possible in cold weather. A niche space replaces valuable isolation. If you use an outside wall, make sure to install polyurethane insulation, it may freeze on cold winter days.
Larger niches on the new wall where the contractor can adjust the width of the stud and ensure that there is a pipe or electric pipe that does not block. Large, difficult niches on existing walls but still possible. Remember, every time the stud is cut there will be cosmetic damage to the wall it supports, please patch it in another room.
Remember the dimensions of the tiles when determining niches. The tiles should be symmetrical around the niche. The tile line ends right in the niche for a clean look. One thing to avoid is that the tiles are very small on one or both sides of the niche. The solution is to frame the niche.
Remember niches might require bullnose tiles, when using ceramic tiles that don’t have color through the body of the clay. It might be a problem with porcelain but it is rarely a problem with stones.
Determine all sides and back of the niche. If the niche of the mosaic is placed in a larger field tile, it is often suitable for all 5 walls to become mosaics. If the tile is glass, it is possible to hide the edge pieces behind the field tiles which are often easier to do.
Make sure the contractor makes a water-resistant niche with products such as the Red Guard and must ensure proper drainage to the shower area. This is very important with mosaic tiles. Leakage from the niche causes great damage from time to time.
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