Tile the whole bathroom or just above bath and sink?

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Found 14th Dec 2014
Friend is getting bathroom done, he is planning to get just above sink and bathroom tiled and the rest just painted.

I have always tiled the whole bathroom as I think it reduces maintenance and protects the walls from moisture - would be interested if I have it all wrong here - anyone out there for advice??

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Tiles all the way!

I agree with you!

Another vote for tile all the way.

our old house have tiles all over including the ceiling! I would go for light coloured tiles on all walls.

Banned

I usually just have above the sink and bath done. Our cleaner is responsible for the cleaning.

Agree with your mate , tiles round sink and bath , bathroom paint (moisture resistant ) for the rest . Fully tiled looks like a public convenience from the 1960 s oO .

if u like tiles have lots, if not have a few

rogparki

Agree with your mate , tiles round sink and bath , bathroom paint … Agree with your mate , tiles round sink and bath , bathroom paint (moisture resistant ) for the rest . Fully tiled looks like a public convenience from the 1960s oO .



You make that sound like a bad thing.

Now I can't get Charles Hawtrey out of my mind.

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RegWhelk

You make that sound like a bad thing.Now I can't get Charles Hawtrey out … You make that sound like a bad thing.Now I can't get Charles Hawtrey out of my mind.



Just to remind everyone else who doesnt know him by name who he is..
http://www.nndb.com/people/150/000130757/charles-hawtrey-2-sized.jpg

Floor to ceiling, but to avoid the "public toilet" look, use the largest possible tiles and stagger the tiles so it looks like brickwork.

Also, to avoid doubling up on the amount of cuts you have to make or having a small cut that is nigh on impossible to cut, measure down from the ceiling then, once you are happy that the cuts will work well from the ceiling and floor, fix a level strip of tiles around the middle of the wall and leave to set overnight, this will make life easier (_;)

Floor to ceiling

Woodchip wallpaper

Floor walls and ceiling. oO









Oh and door.

Have you looked into plastic cladding some great designs now very easy to install and keep clean and it's not cold to touch.

If the bathroom has automated venting (ie extractor fan with condensation sensor) then I'd just do "a splash level"

If no extraction/venting then tiled all the way.

I live in a damp area (near lots of water and river (on a converted flood plain/meadow)) and our home used to suffer with high condensation/damp/mould. After double glazing was fitted we still suffered because the home was still damp inside so we purchased a dehumidifier that solved the majority of the issues (occasionally (maybe once or twice every winter) have to use the dehumidifier.

But we still had issues in the bathroom - we'd forget to turn on the fan (it was independent from shower switch or any other automated control). The bathroom is tiled from bath height to ceiling around the bath only. I changed the fan to one with a sensor for humidity (condensation) - took a few times to get the setting workable but we don't have the issues we had before.

The added cost of an extractor with sensor is only a few quid compared to having the whole bathroom tiled and I can change the colour scheme of the bathroom relatively easily

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philphil61

If the bathroom has automated venting (ie extractor fan with condensation … If the bathroom has automated venting (ie extractor fan with condensation sensor) then I'd just do "a splash level"If no extraction/venting then tiled all the way.I live in a damp area (near lots of water and river (on a converted flood plain/meadow)) and our home used to suffer with high condensation/damp/mould. After double glazing was fitted we still suffered because the home was still damp inside so we purchased a dehumidifier that solved the majority of the issues (occasionally (maybe once or twice every winter) have to use the dehumidifier.But we still had issues in the bathroom - we'd forget to turn on the fan (it was independent from shower switch or any other automated control). The bathroom is tiled from bath height to ceiling around the bath only. I changed the fan to one with a sensor for humidity (condensation) - took a few times to get the setting workable but we don't have the issues we had before.The added cost of an extractor with sensor is only a few quid compared to having the whole bathroom tiled and I can change the colour scheme of the bathroom relatively easily



That's a very useful suggestion.

Tile all the bathroom and break the tiles up with a border of tiles.I clean my tiles with my Karcher window cleaner easy to do.Plus we dont even have a skirting board the tiles go right down the the slate floor.

Not tiling the shed ?

Monkeybumcheeks

Floor to ceiling, but to avoid the "public toilet" look, use the largest … Floor to ceiling, but to avoid the "public toilet" look, use the largest possible tiles and stagger the tiles so it looks like brickwork.Also, to avoid doubling up on the amount of cuts you have to make or having a small cut that is nigh on impossible to cut, measure down from the ceiling then, once you are happy that the cuts will work well from the ceiling and floor, fix a level strip of tiles around the middle of the wall and leave to set overnight, this will make life easier (_;)



Ok who are you and what have you done with the real mbc? oO

markq

Ok who are you and what have you done with the real mbc? oO



Nearly pooed myself laughing when I read that X)

Feeling better now ? (_;)

Monkeybumcheeks

Nearly pooed myself laughing when I read that X)Feeling better now ? (_;)



I thought the saying was 'pee'd' ? Maybe you need some surgery.

Mauve distemper.

Yes Dave you have it all wrong.

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coloradorockies

Yes Dave you have it all wrong.



http://i.imgur.com/Xupku8c.gif

saffron5

Have you looked into plastic cladding some great designs now very easy to … Have you looked into plastic cladding some great designs now very easy to install and keep clean and it's not cold to touch.



Seconding this, some of it looks amazing. I like the sparkly bits Plus you don't have to clean any grout. Having a completely titled bathroom would driving me mental having to scrub all that grout, I'd never have any nails left.
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