How deep should a shower niche be?

How deep should a shower niche be?

3.5 inches
The typical depth of a shower niche is 3.5 inches, the width of a wood stud. In a high rise building, the steel studs may be 2.5 inches deep and this should be considered. This is still wide enough for most bottles. Niches should not be against outside walls if possible in cold weather climates.

Where do you put a walk in shower niche?

Positioning your niche at chest to eye-level is a good standard. This translates to a height of about 48 to 60 inches. Ideally, you’ll want to position your niche to fit between the studs which are usually located 16 inches apart. But many contractors can help you with planning the space for a more custom look.

How many niches should a shower have?

Two niches are great for couples that prefer their own personal shower storage area. It can also provide a compelling design symmetry that is impossible to achieve with just one shower niche.

Does a shower niche have to be centered?

I see no reason it needs to be centered. I would put it either on the same wall as the shower head, or on the back wall near the corner, to keep it out of the shower spray.

How do you Slope a shower niche?

Slope the bottom The bottom of the niche needs to slope slightly so that water will run out. But not so much that nothing can sit on the shelf. The rule is 1/4 inch per foot minimum so I usually slope the bottom of the niche 1/8 inch. One way of doing this is to plane the bottom 2×4 that you install for the niche.

How to build a shower niche?

Step One: Measuring the tiles Arrange your tiles on a flat surface and add spacers to the height at which you want your niche to begin.

  • Step Two: Sizing the niche You need to know how big your niche will be. Once you have the correct measurements,you can build it using 2-by-4s.
  • Step Six: Making finishing touches
  • What is the standard height for a shower niche?

    The ideal height for a bathtub shower niche sits at chest to eye-level when standing — a height of around 48 to 60 inches, as this height suits most adults.

    How to tile a shower niche?

    Choosing Your Trowel. If your tile is 1/4 inch thick we recommend using a 1/4″ x 1/4″ square notched trowel.

  • Add the Sill. The first step to tiling a shower niche is to add the sill.
  • Comb Thin-Set on Niche Back Wall.
  • Backbutter the Sill Tile.
  • Add Tile to Sill.
  • Laser Level the Sill.
  • Make the Sill Proud.
  • Level Each Sill.
  • Embed Tile Mosaic.
  • Use Horseshoe Shims.
  • What is a niche in a bathroom?

    A shower niche is a fairly common term used to describe a storage space in the wall of your shower or bath to store soap and shampoo bottles, etc. It is a permanent recessed shelf (or niche) in the tile wall that is finished and waterproof, that allows you use the space inside the wall as extra storage.