How to tile shower ceiling. From your picture it looks like you have standard 8 foot ceilings so I would definitely tile all the way up if I were you. Tile to the ceiling gives this shower a larger-than-life feel. Technically the height of the ceiling has little to do with whether or not you tile it. Once the mortar is mixed you must wait for it to thicken.
To do this measure the height of the wall and divide it by the width of the tile plus one grout joint using a measuring tape. Grout and caulk will cover this joint. How do you finish a tile shower ceiling. Although you can lay tile directly onto most drywall ceilings use a waterproof underlayment for additional moisture protection.
Whether you want to redo your entire bathroom or just the shower adding tile to the ceiling can be a good option. Another great reason to take tile higher. According to many building codes there must be at least three and sometimes six inches of waterproof material installed above the shower head. When installing tile on the ceiling you want to install the tile on the shower walls all the way up to the last row before the ceiling – as Ive done in these photos. If your bathroom tends to get humid or you are installing a steam shower you should tile the ceiling to help protect it from moisture.
Grout and caulk will cover this joint. Next I like to use some painters tape to help. One may also ask how high should tile go in shower. The only situation I see where you wouldnt want to tile up to the ceiling is if you have very very tall ceilings in a small space – would emphasize the height too much and throw everything off balance I think. It is the height of the shower head that matters. Grout and caulk will cover this joint.