How to tile a shower window. He cut and installed the Wedi boards around the sill continuing it around the window edge right up to the frame. How close can a window be to a shower. Caulk the space between the tile lip and window with silicon caulk that matches your tile or grout – this is the same silicon caulk that you will use in the corners and along the acrylic showerpan or tub if you have one. Tempered glass still shatters but the edges of the pieces are smoother. Begin to apply the tile working out from the window and using Grout. Another possibility is to illuminate the shower indirectly. Tape the tiles at the top and sides of the window to the surrounding tiles on the wall to hold them in place. Then we tiled right up to the window.
Choose Edging Options. It can be a tricky scenario to tile around a window so here is a video showing you exactly how to do. Keep the bottom part of the window high enough above the tubs edge where splashes are not very likely to reach the window. We Paul backed the subway tile in the shower with Wedi board. Then measure around the window as to cut the tiles with a score and snap cutter or a wet saw to fit into location.
Instead of having a window in the shower you can have the window positioned on the opposite wall so the light enters the shower and the rest of the bathroom. Set Bullnose on the Wall. Spread thinset inside the window and install the tiles. This video shares tips for how to tile a shower wall using subway tile. This slanted approach allows water to run back down the sill and into the shower instead of leaving it to stagnate on the window jamb.
Begin to apply the tile working out from the window and using Grout. Try to make sure you do not have large gaps along the edges of the tile at the casing and the window. So there is a 2 space between the window and where the tile will end on one side and 25 on the other. God forbid the window breaks while someone is in the shower at least they wont be hurt by shards of sharp glass.