Shower Niches

Just before we left on our extended trip away from home I tiled the shower niches. These are Schluter Kerdi preformed styrofoam covered with the orange waterproof membrane.
The niches were an area that the handyman who tiled most of the shower didn’t get to.
I had in mind to use the floor mosaic for the back of the niches. The tiles are left over from a project at my daughters house. Although I found extra tiles to match I was glad I could select the tiles to use myself. I ended up using pieces of the mosaic that were not in full sheets which worked well for these small spaces.
The shelves are covered with pieces of travertine with the edges rounded using diamond pads on my polisher. I tried using a grinder with a 3” Velcro holder but the pads flew right off at the higher speed. The polisher has an adjustable speed that worked better.

Shower niche with short shelves

Shower niche with short shelves

The short shelves are in the front section of the shower near the control. I noticed the tile did not align with the top of the niche so I had to add a narrow piece. I don’t think that error will be too obvious.

Shower niche with tall shelves

Shower niche with tall shelves

The tall shelves are at the back of the shower over the bench. The tile on this niche aligned correctly.
I had not yet cleaned the grout off the tiles when I took these photos. But I got them cleaned the morning of the day we left for the airport for our trip.

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