Master Bath Decorative Trim Tile

I noticed these decorative tiles on Craigslist in early 2016 and they were reasonably priced leftovers. They were not far away and I bought them. I love these thick relief tiles with the western animal scenes and I had just enough from the purchase to trim over the tub and sink in the master bathroom. I paid $40 for them. Normally these tiles would cost at least $15 each.

Decorative Tiles

Decorative Tiles


First I caulked behind and around the sides of the beam. There are two coats of Waterlox which turned the wood rather dark so it is a great contrast with the white tile.
Caulking the edges of the beam

Caulking the edges of the beam


I had to caulk the back of the beam because there was about a 1/4″ gap and I needed to have a surface to rest the tile on.
Full beam caulked for tile

Full beam caulked for tile


The white tiles lined up to the exact width of the beam using 1/4″ tile spacers.
Decorative tile with spacers

Decorative tile with spacers


The remaining three tiles also fit perfectly over the sink tile with two of the brown animal tiles. The third one unfortunately got a corner broken off, but it was not needed for the space. I used tile adhesive for the wall tiles, back buttering each tile, as it is easier to apply than mortar.
Gluing the sink tiles

Gluing the sink tiles


The decorative tile over the sink with the five animal relief tiles are mounted with sideways 1/4″ spacers or about an 1/8″ space between the tiles.
Master bath sink tile

Master bath sink tile


The next step will be applying the epoxy grout to this half of the bathroom. Then it will be ready for fixtures.

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