Asked on Jul 07, 2018

My ceilings are 10 foot...do I tile my shower all the way up?

Linda Rogers
by Linda Rogers
  6 answers
  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on Jul 07, 2018

    My ceilings aren't that high (just the standard 8'), but both of our showers are tiled 6' up and the rest of the wall is painted with semi-gloss. For us, that works just fine.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 07, 2018

    Your option. Contractors will say yes, but some tilers disagree. Depends on look you want. Some ceilings are tiled, others are not. Exposed walls should be primed using bathroom paint to inhibit mold and mildew, preferably in semi gloss or gloss. Make sure you specify paint for drywall or plaster walls.

  • It depends on the look you want. Most tiling in showers go 6 feet above the floor/the top of the tub but don't let that stop you if you prefer more.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jul 07, 2018

    for drama: go for it!

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jul 07, 2018

    I would suggest that to determine the height of the tiles in a shower, rather than going only by the ceiling height, make them high enough to accommodate both the height of the people using it the most, and the shower heads. I'm sure that anyone who is taller can relate to getting into a shower and having the water spraying not even high enough to hit your head.!

    Go the extra step and tile above the shower head so that the sheetrock/wall above it will be protected from the water spray. It will be easier to clean and maintain.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jul 11, 2018

    You're welcome!