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Arsinek 08-26-2013 08:03 PM

I think I made a big mistake with my tile
 
I didnt bring my backer board down over the lip of my tub because my studs werent straight and it was causing issues. But I figured the tile was big enough to span the distance so it was no big deal. Which the tile does span the distance from the backboard to the tub but theres nothing for the grout to sit on. Anyone have any idea on what I could do? The only thing I can think of is just pump the space full of grout.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...tile_gap_2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...tile_gap_1.jpg

djlandkpl 08-26-2013 08:08 PM

You can fill the gap with thinset as you tile. The joint between the bottom of the tile and the top of the tub should be caulk not grout.

Arsinek 08-26-2013 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by djlandkpl (Post 1234597)
You can fill the gap with thinset as you tile. The joint between the bottom of the tile and the top of the tub should be caulk not grout.

Problem is the tile is already up.

djlandkpl 08-26-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Arsinek (Post 1234602)
Problem is the tile is already up.

Now that there are pics, I see your problem. The tile / tub joint will be OK with caulk. I think the grout joint will be OK if you pack it, but I'm not 100% certain.

oh'mike 08-26-2013 08:38 PM

Newbie mistake----slap your self---

You are going to be facing two choices,as I see it---

You can pack that with grout---mix the grout on the thin side---about like yellow mustard---and press the grout in repeatedly until the void is filled---(this can be done successfully)

Second choice would be to remove the lowest row of tiles and pack that void with thinset----

For a good grouting post look at JimF s bathroom thread--or bigjims large porcelain tile thread----perhaps someone can find a link----Mike-----

Arsinek 08-26-2013 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1234610)
Newbie mistake----slap your self---

You are going to be facing two choices,as I see it---

You can pack that with grout---mix the grout on the thin side---about like yellow mustard---and press the grout in repeatedly until the void is filled---(this can be done successfully)

Second choice would be to remove the lowest row of tiles and pack that void with thinset----

For a good grouting post look at JimF s bathroom thread--or bigjims large porcelain tile thread----perhaps someone can find a link----Mike-----


Im guessing I would rather try to pump it full of grout. You think that would work?

Duckweather 08-26-2013 09:28 PM

You could try using a cake decorating bag to squeeze the grout or maybe even a loose mix of thinset in. I would use an elastomeric caulking sealant for the bottom joint, like Lexcel. usually only in white or clear and it is not a latex or silicone. It can reseal itself if cut.

Arsinek 08-26-2013 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duckweather (Post 1234626)
You could try using a cake decorating bag to squeeze the grout or maybe even a loose mix of thinset in. I would use an elastomeric caulking sealant for the bottom joint, like Lexcel. usually only in white or clear and it is not a latex or silicone. It can reseal itself if cut.


From what Ive read you have a limited amount of time to work with the grout you mix. With having to fix this mistake Im sure its going to take a long time. Can I grout part of the tile then grout the rest some other time? Like the next day or something?

oh'mike 08-26-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Arsinek (Post 1234622)
Im guessing I would rather try to pump it full of grout. You think that would work?

I know it will work,because I have done it---use a soft white grout float --pres and pack--back and fourth---

thin grout---do not tell any one that I was no born knowing everything---:laughing:

Arsinek 08-26-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1234636)
I know it will work,because I have done it---use a soft white grout float --pres and pack--back and fourth---

thin grout---do not tell any one that I was no born knowing everything---:laughing:


Ok, thanks for all your help. Youve given me a lot on here.

So thin grout as in when Im mixing it add more water?

Duckweather 08-27-2013 10:12 AM

When mixing you may want to add a latex additive too. There should be a brand that goes with your grout & one for your thinset. It makes it adhere better and makes it a little more flexible to resist cracks.


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