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A few more fiddly bits. The 3 pocket "sills", quite pleased although all at v.slightly different angles as different depths. Tried to align with the mosaics:

 

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The window sill, it's "alright". Had to have the back of one joint at about 4mm rather than 3.

 

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And a few tiles on the return by the wc. One tile left out for the loo roll holder. SWMBO, amazingly, is quite taken with my idea for a stacking, inset loo roll holder / dispenser. 

 

She did however say to finish the rest first! :ph34r:

 

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That's enough for today:

 

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Beer o'clock!

 

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So the bog roll dispenser needs to become a reality!

 

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You tiling that white wall above the bath? 

 

 

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1 hour ago, newhome said:

You tiling that white wall above the bath? 

 

 

 

No. SWMBO didn't want full height tiles anywhere...I did. The white, half wall is a compromise. She'll paint that a colour of her choice and match all the towels and stuff to suit.

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What colour do you reckon? Grey, or something louder? 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, newhome said:

What colour do you reckon? Grey, or something louder? 

 

 

 

I fancy Burnt Orange...whatever that is...

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This is how I HAD planned the tiling with the bath pocket (sketch from Jan 17 :ph34r: ) :

 

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The dark grey is tiles. Key is that I had envisaged 5mm grout lines!

 

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However... 

 

@Nickfromwales advice was, on pockets, to do the back first, then the bottom, then the top and lastly the sides. At the bottom leave a gap and CT1 it, a bit like this:

 

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Trouble is I've a 430mm high space and a 400mm high tile. Leaves me with a 30mm space at the top:

 

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Did half wonder whether to raise the mosaic up to start with...though even putting the bottom tile on a slant leaves a big gap to make up.

 

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Maybe I should just add two strips of 12.5mm ply and bring the 430mm gap down to 405mm? Means sacrificing the tanking strip! :(

 

Also this is all marine ply and I haven't got anymore!

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Would cutting a one square depth of the mosaic effect tile not be sufficient? They look about 30mm

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49 minutes ago, bassanclan said:

Would cutting a one square depth of the mosaic effect tile not be sufficient? They look about 30mm

 

That’s what everyone else would do though 😉 They’re probably a touch over 30 with the fake grout line. 

 

 

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How would it work out with the mosaic effect tile landscape instead of portrait? 

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8 hours ago, Onoff said:

 

 

 

Maybe I should just add two strips of 12.5mm ply and bring the 430mm gap down to 405mm? Means sacrificing the tanking strip! :(

 

Also this is all marine ply and I haven't got anymore!

 

Just use MR plasterboard then. Not like it’s in an area that will be constantly wet. 

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47 minutes ago, bassanclan said:

How would it work out with the mosaic effect tile landscape instead of portrait? 

 

1 hour ago, bassanclan said:

Would cutting a one square depth of the mosaic effect tile not be sufficient? They look about 30mm

 

17 minutes ago, PeterW said:

 

Just use MR plasterboard then. Not like it’s in an area that will be constantly wet. 

 

Three good suggestions. I'm unsure tbh how real grout lines will look against the faux ones. A while back I experimented with some decorating filler and 3mm spacers:

 

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In the wall pockets I've had to up to 5mm spacers between them to put on the centrelines of the main tiles:

 

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Not sure how they'll look when finished... 

 

As to using mrpb...I've visions of this ledge getting soaked by grandkids etc! Seems a pity to put mrpb over marine ply...

 

Thinking now to maybe add a nom 30mm strip of softwood at the top, glued and screwed to the ply. It might serve to deflect the light straight down too rather than have that glare at the top...

 

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48 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

 

 

Three good suggestions. I'm unsure tbh how real grout lines will look against the faux ones. A while back I experimented with some decorating filler and 3mm spacers:

 

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In the wall pockets I've had to up to 5mm spacers between them to put on the centrelines of the main tiles:

 

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Not sure how they'll look when finished... 

 

As to using mrpb...I've visions of this ledge getting soaked by grandkids etc! Seems a pity to put mrpb over marine ply...

 

Thinking now to maybe add a nom 30mm strip of softwood at the top, glued and screwed to the ply. It might serve to deflect the light straight down too rather than have that glare at the top...

 

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I reckon sat in the bath the glare would be straight in your eyes . Excellent job though !

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1 hour ago, Onoff said:

I'm unsure tbh how real grout lines will look against the faux ones. 

 

Not mosaics but faux and real grout lines 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, pocster said:

I reckon sat in the bath the glare would be straight in your eyes . Excellent job though !

 

It's all dimmable.

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1 hour ago, newhome said:

 

Not mosaics but faux and real grout lines 

 

 

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Nice, did you do the tiling?

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14 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

Nice, did you do the tiling?

 

Not me personally lol although I did tile the bathroom myself in the house I owned in Kemsing back in the day. We had someone in to do the tiling in this house as the hubby wasn't keen on trying to tile especially as there were 6 bath / shower rooms and a large part of the downstairs floor is tiled (other than the main lounge and dining room). This was the room where I had a meltdown as they used Mapei beige instead of the jasmine after I had matched the faux grout lines really carefully to the jasmine. As it happens you can't even tell the difference but a woman having a hissy fit ain't to be reasoned with! ;) 

 

 

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Where's the bath?! Or is that from way back? 

 

It looks like your faux grout may be shiny rather than matt? That may be harder to blend in unless you pick a grout that has a shine to it if such a thing exists :S

 

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8 minutes ago, newhome said:

Where's the bath?! Or is that from way back? 

 

It looks like your faux grout may be shiny rather than matt? That may be harder to blend in unless you pick a grout that has a shine to it if such a thing exists :S

 

 

The bath's under the "work bench"! :) Made to fit cover from 30mm chipboard with all the tat on. You can see the taps (not my choice), centre of the pocket. 

 

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3 hours ago, Onoff said:

 

 

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It's not in this one though surely? :S

 

 

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1 hour ago, newhome said:

 

It's not in this one though surely? :S

 

 

 

No. Though what you're looking at there is where the bath sits. The 100mm floor slab is absent where the recess is and that is lined with 3/4" marine ply. The pear drop cut out gives more space for the waste trap. 

 

All this simply so the floor of the bath is level with the tiled bathroom floor. Makes a big difference imo. Done with a nod to getting older, over balancing etc. Not visible here but the bath surround sides slope inward so you can in effect stand "closer" to the bath.

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3 pockets to tile their "soffits". First one is a bit tight for getting adhesive in

 

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Thinking maybe just clear CT1 around the tile edge plus some blobs then whack it up?

 

Cheers 

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Just fiddling today! Thought I'd play with the tiles that line the pockets:

 

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Onto then these pocket lights using the cheapo LAPP deck lights (stainless steel, £4.99 /10).

 

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I need to drill a 22mm hole in the soffit tile (then up thru the Aqua Panel and timber beneath). No problems there.

 

Considering the spread of light within the pocket as I have two different pocket depths, 78 & 100mm. I reckon the centre of the light fitting should be a constant from the mosaics, so 78/2 = 39mm. It'll therefore be central on the 78mm pocket but offset, 39/61 on the two deeper pockets. The arc from the lamps should appear equal on all three:

 

Here's them in loose a while back pre mosaics etc. Interesting that within the fitting are 3 LEDs arranged 120apart so they all have to be aligned the same way!

 

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