What Is A Nib Wall?
April 27, 2016

Do you ever have that one spot between your shower screen and vanity that you can’t quite get too? For many of our clients, it can be the most frustrating part of their bathroom as a lot of the time-poor design and incorrect installation combined with lack of space results in this common issue. This brings us to the Nib Wall or that wall in the shower, that some people referred to it as.

The nib wall is a bricked and tiled wall that goes between the space of the vanity and shower. It is built to the height of the vanity and just slightly short of the width to allow for the shower screen trim in most cases. The reason it is done to the same height is to create a seamless look, often tiling the nib wall in the wall tile so it almost looks invisible. You can build them as high as you like but the purpose we recommend it for is one of being practical not a feature. The nib wall allows for a custom screen to go over and down the wall eliminating the pesky gab previous spoken about.
 

Below is examples of our design

Nib Wall

Nib Wall

Nib Wall

Nib Wall

Nib Wall

Nib Wall
 

Pros

  • Eliminates a gap you can’t clean
  • Create a shelf at a good height in the shower
  • Can be made into a feature

 

Cons

  • Will cost more to build as adds to labour
  • Shower screen will have to be custom made
  • Custom made shower screen costs slightly more to due to complex design
  • More grout lines opposed to having just glass

 

A nib wall is the most effective eliminator of gaps plain and simple. We install them in the majority of layouts that require it because we truly believe it not only adds value but practically to your bathroom that will impress all who use and see it.

Nib Wall

Below is an article I created to show the options of a nib wall opposed to a gap and the pros + cons of this decision Click Here.

Nib Wall vs Shower Gap

 
It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at info@ontheballbathrooms.com.au

 
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