Boundless L-Shaped Shower Shelves for Tile with Tee - Shower Hooks (2022)

Boundless L-Shaped Shower Shelves for Tile with Tee - Shower Hooks

TileWare Products Boundless L-Shaped corner bathtub or shower shelf is the perfect accessory for your bathroom or shower home improvement project. Our corner shower shelves for tile are made in the USA of acrylic solid surface with a matte finish on both sides - both are very important features as you will learn. These bathroom shelves provide a sleek, simple, and modern look that can work with any bathroom decor. Turn the shower of your dreams into a blissful spa environment while keeping all your showering essentials displayed within easy reach.

Maximize storage for shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving cream, and other essentials. Combine our bathroom shelf with your tile selections for; steam showers, kitchens, wet bars, powder rooms, laundry rooms, and mudrooms, also perfect for pet showers. Whether you are a designer, contractor, or you like to DIY, these shower shelves for tile offer both extraordinary style and functionality. Our Super White and Dove Gray colors provide an excellent match for bright white or light gray color tones that may be coordinated in both tile flooring and wall applications.

Comparing L-Shaped Corner Shelving with Tile Niches or Shower Caddies

One L-Shaped tile corner shelf provides 22 inches of storage capacity – which is twice as large as a niche, and structurally immovable as compared to a suction cup storage organizer mounted over your shower arm. Each floating tile shower shelf can be installed on either right and left-facing walls and may be stacked or staggered, which will provide you with endless tile shower organization ideas. The L-Shaped configuration hugs the perimeter tub and shower walls, without overcrowding your personal space, which is so valuable, especially in small-sized showers and tubs.

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Let’s compare tile shower shelves with a tile shower niche. Although tile niches are a beautiful utility, they have a couple of shortfalls. First, they are restrictive and rarely provide enough storage space for shared showers. In these cases, homeowners are relegated to hanging a shower caddy over their shower arm (the place where your shower head is attached). When too much weight is placed on the shower arm it can crack undetected inside the wall, allowing water to leak into the interior wall cavity creating mold growth. Second, they are very expensive because they can take hours to build. Conversely, two Boundless L-Shaped corner bath shelves will install within 15 to 20 minutes and will be less than half the cost of one niche, while providing 4 times more surface area for your storage and organization needs. If you can justify the cost, we find that niches in conjunction with shower tile shelves provide the ultimate in style and functionality.

Planning Bath or Walk-in Shower Storage

Here are some considerations when planning Boundless tile shower shelves on your custom tile shower walls. Storage surface area for containers is only one consideration when planning shower organization. It is also important to eliminate clutter and hanging interference, which TileWare Products thoughtfully addresses. A great starting point is to consider your wall tile dimensions in conjunction with shelf spacing. The objective is to provide plenty of headroom for salon-size containers between shelves, so bath essentials don’t end up on the shower floor or overcrowding the tub ledge.

Generally speaking, tile shower corner shelves are set on grout lines, so tile size will determine the spacing between shelves. Here’s a good rule of thumb, we suggest spacing shelves somewhere between 10”, for standard size containers, and 12”, for salon size containers. It’s easy to hit these dimensions with mosaic tiles because they are typically configured in 12” x 12” sheets. It’s easy to hit the dimensions with subway tiles because they are typically sized between 3” to 4” in width. Even large format tiles like 12”x 24” can hit the dimension on the width side. Tile widths that are 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, or 6” will always work for a 12" layout. Larger increments will require that you cut tiles, which is not a difficult task… just a planning detail.

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As mentioned, L-Shaped corner shelves are finished on 2 sides, allowing them to be situated in both left or right-facing tile shower corners. Also, the L-Shaped shelf has an offset leg, so you can strategically position a hook (click here to see plain shelves) for hanging poofs or scrubbers. This unique TileWare invention allows poofs and other hanging objects to be layout so they don’t interfere with containers situated on lower shelves. In the same tile shower corner, the shelf can be rotated to reposition hook features so they don't interfere with lower shelves. These tile shower shelves with an integrated hook feature provide a dual utility that amps up functionality with clever styling. See our shelving layout ideas and design themes which provide both inspiration and instruction on how to configure either stacked or staggered shelf looks.

Tile Shower Shelves that are Durable and Easy to Maintain

Each bath corner shelf is made in the USA of acrylic solid surface which is durable and nonporous. It has a matte finish on both sides and is water, stain, and chemical resistant, providing an impervious surface that is easy to maintain, clean, and disinfect. When each tile shower shelf is permanently installed in tile using thinset they are practically indestructible, providing a lifetime of serviceable utility. Tile shower corner shelves will easily support 50 pounds of weight per tile shelf, which is a lot of bath essentials.

Large Storage Shelf w/Optional Bath or Shower Tee Hook

The Boundless floating shelf offers 22 inches of storage capacity as a stand and organizer for shampoo, soap, body wash, and other personal care items. The L-Shaped is over 2X larger than the typical 9 inch corner shelf with an up-to-date corner look. Homeowners, designers, and installation professionals love these shower shelves for tile, especially when combining shower hooks to organize poofs, washcloths, exfoliating sponges, loofahs, back scrubbers, pumice stones, or soap on a rope. Hooks are made from a stainless steel material with premium plated coatings, specifically designed for wet environments like tile showers.

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Where to Use Boundless Corner Shelves and How to Install a Corner Shelf in a Tile Shower

Our creative tile shelving in shower ideas are intended for either new or renovated tile shower projects. Though primarily designed for showers, they can also be situated near a toilet, sink, and over the vanity countertop where space is limited. Additionally, near kitchen appliances, laundry room, mudroom, or anywhere integrated tile shelving frees up counter space. To ensure decades of performance, TileWare only endorses professional tile installation methods and materials when installing our bathroom shower shelves. It’s important to know that corner shelves install with tile setting, using latex-modified thinset adhesive. If you're a professional contractor or a weekend DIY warrior you can confidently and reliably mount these shelves on tile walls. Whether installing natural stone, porcelain or ceramic tile material or mosaics, subway, or large format tile, these shower corner shelves will integrate simply and perform exceptionally.

To install correctly, shelves must be placed under the tile edge and integrated with thinset adhesive. Please review the installation instructions packaged with each shelf. We designed these shelves to be installed with tile (not after) to ensure that they are extremely strong and durable. Boundless corner shelves for tiled showers have the same installation timing as your other tile materials. Always purchase shelves in advance so they are on the job site before you start your project. Conversely, corner shelves that install after completed tile will require drilling through shower waterproofing systems, exposing your home to water infiltration and bacteria growth.

Waterproofing Tiled Showers - Considerations and Cautions

We especially advise homeowners to pay careful attention to waterproofing details when building aDIY shower tile installation. Homeowners need to carefully plan all their accessories needs before engaging in a tile shower project using either,Goboard,Laticrete Hydro Ban Board,Wedi board, orSchluter Kerdi Board. STOP! Don’t penetrate yourwaterproof membrane sheets,liquid waterproofing membrane, orfoam backer boardby drilling through them for the purpose of attaching accessories like shelving or grab bars. Not only will drilling void your waterproofing warranties… but the wall anchors used simply don’t work to securely and permanently mount accessories in tile surfaces. Make the decision that tens of thousands have made, including TileWare’s waterproof-anchoring and mating accessory products to eliminate all unwarranted drilling and waterproofing failures. TileWare is the only shower accessory system designed to protect yourwaterproofing membraneinvestment.

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Can you add a shelf to a tiled shower? ›

You simply remove a small amount of grout, add the mounting plates, install the shelf, and then grout/caulk it in. It's that simple!

What are the shelves in a shower called? ›

' A shower niche is a recessed shelf located in the cavity of a shower wall. Sometimes they get called shower shelves, shower boxes, shower recesses or bathroom boxes.

What to do if your shower has no shelves? ›

There are many ways to add storage to a shower. The easiest is with a small floor-standing caddy that can sit in the corner of the shower. A storage ladder just outside the shower area is another instant solution. Hooks at the far end of the shower wall are useful for towels.

Can you attach shelves to tiles? ›

Hanging something on a tile wall is easy—if you're lucky enough to catch a stud, that is. If you're not, you'll need to use a hollow wall anchor to keep your new shelf in place.

How do you install bathroom shelves without drilling? ›

Popular adhesive strips include Command picture hanging strips, Scotch reclosable fasteners, and Velcro removable mounting strips. You can buy these products from most craft and office supply stores. For extremely small or light shelves, a moldable adhesive glue like Sugru may also work.

Can you install floating shelves without nails? ›

Floating shelves add a sophisticated touch to your interior design. If you are living in a condo, drilling is a big no-no. The good thing is that you can install floating shelves without the need to drill, thanks to No More Nails.

Are shower shelves a good idea? ›

Having too many toiletries out on display will only make the shower area feel cluttered, so a shelf or niche that will hold just a few essentials is a good idea. A slimline shelf unit just outside the shower area will give storage for extras so that toiletries and towels are to hand when you need them.

How high should shower shelves be? ›

A standard shower shelf height in your shower niche should be between 8-1/2″ to 10″ to accommodate regular sized shampoo bottles. A larger shower shelf space of 12″ – 13″ may be needed if you plan to use the larger pump bottles. A standard shower soap shelf height is around 3-1/2″.

How wide should a shower ledge be? ›

Ledge should be somewhere between elbow and shoulder height (adjust the height of the ledge so that the wall tile does not need to be cut). Depth of ledge should be approximately 4-5 inches.

Should I use nails or screws for shelves? ›

While screws are better fasteners when grip strength is needed and nails the best fastener for when shear strength is needed, either one will work in most situations. Even seasoned builders will use screws when a nail would have been better simply because it's easier to remove a screw in case of a mess-up.

Do adhesive shower shelves work? ›

There isn't a glue or epoxy on the market that's designed to withstand the humidity of your shower or bath, not in the long run anyway. You'll wind up with a shelf that may work for a few weeks or months, but sooner or later it's going to slide off your wall along with all of your shampoo and products.

What happens to your body when you don't shower for a month? ›

Poor hygiene or infrequent showers can cause a buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, and sweat on your skin. This can trigger acne, and possibly exacerbate conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. Showering too little can also trigger an imbalance of good and bad bacteria on your skin.

How often should a woman shower? ›

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Many doctors say a daily shower is fine for most people. (More than that could start to cause skin problems.) But for many people, two to three times a week is enough and may be even better to maintain good health.

Should you shower at night or in the morning? ›

“Humans tend to perspire at night,” Dr. Goldenberg said. “When you wake up in the morning, there's all this sweat and bacteria from the sheets that's just kind of sitting there on your skin.” So take a quick shower in the morning, he said, “to wash all of that gunk and sweat off that you've been sleeping in all night.”

How do you hang things on tile without drilling? ›

It's always handy to have some hooks in the bathroom for hanging up towels, dressing gowns, shower puffs and other bathroom accessories. But drilling a hole into your tiles to fix a hook to the wall is not exactly ideal. So here's the solution - use VELCRO® Brand HANGables® Adhesive Hooks instead!

How do you hang something heavy on tile without drilling? ›

If your grout is recessed, meaning the bricks poke slightly out over the grout line, you can use brick clamps to hang things on the wall. Snap the clip (sometimes called a "clamp") right onto the brick face and that's it; the hook is part of the device.

How do you anchor something into tile? ›

Using a masonry bit sized for your plastic anchors, drill straight through the tile carefully. Be sure not to apply too much pressure so you don't break your tile. Gently tap the plastic anchor into the hole using a hammer. Again, gently, so as to not break the tile.

How do you hang heavy stuff on tile? ›

How to Hang Heavy Things on a Tile Backsplash
  1. Method 1: Drill through the tile with a masonry bit and use wall anchors.
  2. Method 2: Same Anchors, Different Drill Bit.
  3. Method 3: Forget Drilling, Glue it on.
  4. Bonus Method 4: Command Strips!
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Will Command strips hold a shelf? ›

In general, the strong adhesive on Command strips and hooks will be able to hold wall shelving, as long as you don't exceed 15-16 pounds. What is this? Furthermore, Command strips don't damage your walls or paint. This can be perfect for renters and homeowners who don't want to make a mess.

How do you anchor a shelf without drilling? ›

Luckily, you have options to secure a bookshelf to the wall without screws or studs. We suggest using heavy-duty tape, heavy-duty glue, Velcro strips, or a no-screw anti-slip kit when anchoring a bookshelf to the wall without a stud.

Can Gorilla Glue hold up a shelf? ›

Sir, from my personal opinion, the best glue to fix a wood shelf to the wall is Gorilla Wood Glue. It is waterproof and can hold up to 100 pounds. It is also quick drying, so you won't have to wait long for it to set. Gorilla wood glue is a great way to bond wood together.

Can you hang floating shelves without anchors? ›

If you're going to be attaching your floating shelf and bracket to a wall stud, you do not need any anchors. If you are working with plaster or drywall, however, additional support is necessary. Wall anchors, also called molly plugs, will help you build a sturdy foundation for your shelf.

Do floating shelves need to be drilled into studs? ›

If you just put a floating shelf up without hitting any studs you will end up with a lot of drywall holes and a damaged shelf on the floor. Drywall anchors have nowhere near the strength you need to support a shelf. So screw into at least two studs, then install drywall anchors into every other available hole.

Do floating shelves have to be installed into studs? ›

There are some sites that will tell you it's okay to install floating shelves without hitting the studs. That is possible, but I highly recommend you don't do this. Without studs you'll need to rely on additional shelf support such as drywall anchors or toggle bolts to hold up the weight of the shelf.

How do you store shampoo in a tile shower? ›

7 Easy ways to store shampoo bottles in the shower
  1. Make use of shelves with vertical bars. ...
  2. Use a mounted shelf. ...
  3. Switch to a hanging mesh shower caddy. ...
  4. Turn to a shampoo dispenser holder. ...
  5. Bring a shower stool for extra bottles. ...
  6. Add a recessed bathroom shelf. ...
  7. Get a tilted side-by-side bottles holder.
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What should you not store in a bathroom? ›

7 Things You Should Never Store in Your Bathroom
  • of 7. Makeup. ...
  • of 7. Medicine. ...
  • of 7. Non-Waterproof Electronics. ...
  • of 7. Extra Razors. ...
  • of 7. Jewelry. ...
  • of 7. Linens. ...
  • of 7.
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Does a walk in shower devalue your home? ›

In general, removing a tub and installing a well-appointed walk-in shower also increases the value of a home. Removing your only tub to install a walk-in shower can make your home's value take a hit because most prospective homebuyers, especially families with small kids, want at least one bathtub.

Where should you place shower shelves? ›

For this reason, the wall opposite the shower head is the most popular place for shower niches. Regarding shower niche height – if it's a regular stand up shower, a placement height above the waist (approximately 3 feet from the shower pan/base) would be most convenient for reach.

How far apart should shower shelves be? ›

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.

Where does the corner shelf go in the shower? ›

In most cases, corner shelves work best when installed between 42” off of the base and “eye level”. When installing as a Foot Shelf, a comfortable height is about 9” to 12” off the shower base. To smooth out a seamfill bead with your finger, dampen a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and then dampen your finger.

Is 32 too narrow for shower? ›

In general, a shower should measure at least 36 square inches. However, if your bath space is especially petite, 30 square inches is the absolute minimum space requirement for a shower. To determine the minimum shower size you'll need, step inside a few showers at a plumbing showroom or home improvement store.

What can I use for shower curb? ›

It's just as easy with a concrete floor, stack about two or three concrete bricks in your desired shape. You can attach them to the floor and together with regular thinset. Check to ensure that the height of your curb does not tamper with your shower door.

What can I use instead of a shower niche? ›

Introducing the tiled shower ledge. Put simply, a tiled shower ledge is a half-height wall built into your shower, a modern and practical way to house your most-used bathroom products.

Why do carpenters prefer screws instead of nails? ›

Increased Strength

Screws are, in fact, able to create a more secure hold when joining objects than nails because they have a threaded shaft. With that said, nails offer greater tensile strength.

Why do builders use nails instead of screws? ›

Nails are often preferred for structural joining, including framing walls, because they are more flexible under pressure, whereas screws can snap. Nails are also called upon when securing plywood sheathing for exterior walls, installing hardwood floors, and attaching siding and roofing.

Why do contractors use nails instead of screws? ›

Nails are a favorite for large jobs in construction because they're cheaper than screws and offer shear strength — or the ability to withstand shear pressure, where two surfaces slide past each other.

Do Command Strips hold in the shower? ›

Can you hang Command™ Bath Products in a shower? Yes. Command™ Bath Strips are water-resistant and hold strongly in humid environments. They are tested and proven to hold better than suction cups.

How do you meet tile in a corner? ›

Tiling Inside Corners: Quick Guide
  1. Start your tiles from the middle of the wall at the bottom.
  2. Measure the gap from the edge of the last full tile to the corner.
  3. Mark a tile with your measurement, subtracting about 1/4” for your spacing so it fits.
  4. Cut a tile to fill the corner gap.
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What are the built in shelves in showers called? ›

' A shower niche is a recessed shelf located in the cavity of a shower wall. Sometimes they get called shower shelves, shower boxes, shower recesses or bathroom boxes.

Can you attach a shelf to tiles? ›

Hanging something on a tile wall is easy—if you're lucky enough to catch a stud, that is. If you're not, you'll need to use a hollow wall anchor to keep your new shelf in place.

Can you drill a shelf into tiles? ›

Determine where you want your shelf to sit, place it there and mark the tiles where the fixing holes will be. Carefully and patiently drill the holes into the tiles keeping in mind that tiles are fragile and sometimes brittle so don't push too hard.

Can you install shelves without drilling? ›

Floating shelves add a sophisticated touch to your interior design. If you are living in a condo, drilling is a big no-no. The good thing is that you can install floating shelves without the need to drill, thanks to No More Nails.

Do shower niches get moldy? ›

Will my niche get mouldy? Bathrooms are notorious for mould build-up. Whether your shower products are stored on the floor of your shower or in a shower caddy, they're likely to have some mould build-up. The same goes for if they're in your shower niche.

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.

Can you drill tiles without cracking them? ›

Drilling through tiles can be more complex than at first glance as they are extremely strong and have little tensile strength, making them prone to cracking if you're not careful. Luckily it's possible to drill through tiles without any unwanted cracks or damage.

Do I need a hammer drill to drill through tile? ›

Do not use a hammer drill setting when drilling tile. This rapid pounding will crack the tile in almost all cases. Keep nice steady pressure on the drill and before you know it, you'll have created your hole. Large-diameter holes can be created in ceramic tile using diamond-tipped hole saws.

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