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Mittens Cat

Good info, thanks!

Wondering if you have any thoughts (warnings) about pairing rectified porcelain tile with thick handmade tile on the same wall?

We are doing large format white glossy rectified tiles in two shower sand would like to add a punch of color by doing the niche (at least the back wall of the niche) in colorful handmade Seneca Tile (Studio line), which is much chunkier and has rough uneven edges. Is this pairing possible or will it result in uneven grout gaps or ? Thanks.

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@Mittens Cat: A good tile layer can even out the difference. Think of it like pairing a tile floor next to a wood floor. Wood is thicker than tile. One has to made sure the sub flooring takes up the difference between the two areas. So in that case, the sub floor beneath the wood flooring would drop to make sure the surface of the wood floor matches the surface of the tile floor.

My shower has 4 different tiles. The artistic tiles were deeper than the main wall tiles. The border skinny tiles were different depth than the wall tiles and the artistic tile. When the tile setter was finished, you couldn't see nor feel the difference in depth between the three of the 4 tiles. The 4 type was the floor tile but really didn't have problems meeting the wall tiles.

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@Mittens Cat

You can definitely use the different tiles, especially if you are only making the change in the back of the niche, The thickness differences won't even matter.

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