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Feng Ciao contemporary-bathroom
 

Feng Ciao

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March 30, 2014
vickiehodgdon wrote:
what is the height of the recessed shelf in the shower
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thompsonstudio
Why do you care that they want to know the height?
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Lawrence Ballack
@thompsonstudio: Why do you care that I care?
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November 16, 2013
newrenovator wrote:
can you please share the tile sizes on both walls?
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ncreature
Just by eye the large tiles are prob 2x2 and the small rectilinear tiles are prob 6"x2' assuming that shower is 4' deep.
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August 20, 2013
kayne247 wrote:
I love the tiles What type of tile is it?
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Lea Ceramiche Midtown Cameo
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August 16, 2013
paramounteg wrote:
What is the shower seat made out of? is is a solid piece of stone?
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Indiana Bedford Limestone 2.25" thick approximately
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November 28, 2012
Marisa Lloyd wrote:
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New Bedford limestone. 2 1/4" thick.
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November 19, 2012
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The depth of the niche is approximately 6".
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kokota
Can you tell me the height of the ledge? It looks like it's about a foot. Is that right? Thank you!
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April 17, 2012
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Emily Hurley
Using the tile as a context clue, it seems like the shelf is a little more than 4 feet off the floor.
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October 20, 2011
magsfabfinds wrote:
Thank you! Your designs are beautiful and I used this shower photo as the model for my bathroom. Can you tell me if you only routed out the side 2x4's or were there additional studs routed out? Also, would you be able to elaborate on how best to caulk and waterproof. Thank you so much for being so responsive!!
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Make sure you have nailers in the wall at the front edge of the bench. We notched all studs, no more than 1/2", sides and back. Had a problem notching out corners where the 2x4's came together so we used a 4" angle grinder on corners of bench to get the best fit possible. Remember 1/4" per foot pitch.
Slip bench into place, no adhesives, screws, nails, etc. Install Hardibacker on walls around bench with a narrow gap of approximately 1/8" all around. Fill gap generously with marine or pure silicon type caulk. (Best, longest lasting caulk you can get your hands on.) Cut strips of fiberglass cloth (the type used as crack isolation membrane) approximately 6" wide. Attach to walls above bench about 5" and the final 1" overlap onto bench using a paintable membrane such as TEC Hydraflex. When tiling, leave an 1/8" gap between the top of the bench and the bottom of the tile. I just used QEP spacers. When tiling is complete, cut back fiberglass cloth just behind the surface of the tile. A razor blade will scrape excess off bench. I like to grout the joint and clear silicone over the top but you could use a color matched caulk. I don't like the color matched caulk though because it's not pure silicone.

I hope this helps.
We won an award from the National Tile Contractors Association for this project. Mainly for how the curbless shower was done.

Thanks for your interest.
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magsfabfinds
Again, thank you so much for your helpful response. Your work is inspirational and impeccable!
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October 19, 2011
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There are no brackets. The bench is embedded in the tile and substrate. Additionally, the 2x4's were routed out slightly so the weight of the bench is not carried on the tile edges. Since then, I've been using extruded U Channel which I screw to the studs and is just wide enough to slip the bench in place. Extra care needs to be taken with caulking and waterproofing.
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wisewomanplans53
Perfect! Thank you for the information!! Beautiful work!!
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December 26, 2010
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Pinnacle
What size are these tiles?
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6x24" planks and 24x24" large format porcelain
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December 12, 2010
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
That looks like a porcelain...and a 12x24 or 8x14 size..try http://www.annsackstile.com/onlinecatalog/program.jsp?cat=268004&coll=1630804&prg=1132404
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Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure about the Cappadocia, tho, as this tile doesn't appear to have any movement in it...
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January 17, 2014
carolenid wrote:
What is the maximum weight that the seat will hold.?
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November 21, 2012
naturesgirl wrote:
What is the depth and width of shower? - Love the bench and shelf layout.
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Place hair and bath products where they will be used. Doesn't this shower look welcoming?
Shawn Gauthier added this to Your Shower: Make Room for the Bench
Substitute a ledge for a bench. If budget is tight, install a simpler ledge. It will save money and perform the exact same function.
John Whipple - By Any Design ltd. added this to Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Fixtures-Shopping Phase
Decide on your handheld nozzle's placement. If you're planning to have a shower bench, make sure you can reach and control the handheld while sitting down. A dedicated flow valve for a handheld is great, but often the controls can still be reached in the center of the shower.You can also place the shower controls close to the entry for easy startup with minimal splashing.
Don’t forget the ingenious microdesign possibilities in the shower. If you’re building or retiling one, consider a shelf for all the soaps and shampoos that used to hang on a rack or sit in a puddle on the floor.Expert tips on designing a shower niche

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