Bathroom Furniture

Covering the shower compartment with azluejos

The shower compartment can be covered with any material that is waterproof. There are modern options, including fiberglass and plastic, but if you want a more elegant and traditional style, the tile is the ideal choice. The process of covering the wall of the shower is different from any other wall covering, as you make room for faucets and caulk the edges. Start with a flat smooth wall, preferably concrete.

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Measure the bottom of the wall inside the shower, from one end to the other. Find the center and mark a vertical line in the middle of the wall, straight up, with a level and a pencil.

Thin mortar spread over the upper half of the wall. Press the first tile mortar against one side of the center line, at the bottom, placing two spacers between the bottom and the floor tile.
Place your next tile alongside the first, putting two spacers between them. Repeat, building from the center outward to both ends, placing spacers between the tiles below.

Cut the end tiles with the saw, the right size to fit on the wall left an additional 1/4 inch (6.4 mm).

Start with the second row in the center, above the first, and continues to the sides, like you did before. Repeat, working up, row by row, with spacers between all the tiles. More spread mortar if necessary. Cut the tiles properly sized tip. Cut the tiles with the saw, so to complete the spaces around the taps when you get to that area.

It covers the entire wall, and the other walls. Let the glue dry thoroughly for 12 hours.

Remove the spacers. Applies the white cement from the top down, with a trowel, to enter into the spaces left between the tiles. Residual cement Clean with a damp sponge.

Wait for the cement to dry for 24 hours. Applying putty lines along the edges where the walls are joined together and with the floor. Let it dry for 24 hours.