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Old 10-03-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hi All....

We just moved into an older house and it seems like the bathtub was replaced at one point and there is a huge gap between the tiles and the tub.

We don't want to have to re-tile the whole room because we are renting...Does anyone have any suggestions?

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How wide is the gap? Will a piece of 1/4 round work? if not, how about some 2x6" bullnose tiles along the tub skirt?

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Need a picture.
There was supposed to be a small gap there for caulking.
Large gap does not tell us how large is large to you?
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Sorry about that. Here they are....
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Someone really messed up on that one.
I think your right, looks like someone replaced that tub but installed the wrong one.
There is no "fixing" that one without a whole redo.
It's also almost a guaranteed way for that whole floor to fail.
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Heyyyy...thanks!! When you say the floor will fail...what do you mean? Like we will go crashing down on the downstairs neighbors one day?
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From that picture it looks like there was hardwood flooring there at one time under that tub.
Any way it sure looks like bare wood floor that's exposed.
The flooring was supposed to be tile ran up to side of the tub then caulking to seal the joint.
Without that water is going to be splashing down the side of that tub, rotting out the subfloor and leaking to the ceiling below.
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Yeah, I think you are 100% right. It's bare wood and in some places we can almost see the house innards. I will ask our neighbor downstairs if they have ever had leaking. That might prompt the landlord to re-do the whole floor.

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Here is a picture of a solution I had to do years ago when we replaced a cast iron tub with a walk-in tub. The budget and contract did not allow for any floor alterations. We had leftover scraps of acrylic that were able to cover the gap, but the same could be done with white 4x4" bullnosed tile in your case. It is basically like a backsplash but will sit on top of the mosaic floor tiles and plywood under the tub and butt up to the skirt. You may have to add some scrap 1/2" sheet rock or backerboard to the plywood area along the skirt to allow the bullnose to sit level, rather than tilted back towards the tub. And for a strip this small, you could probably get away with applying the tiles with the same white silicone you use to seal the tile to the mosaic floor and tub skirt, and even for the few grout lines that you will have between the tiles if you do not want to mess with thinset and grout for such a small project. I'm sure your landlord would be willing to adjust your rent to cover the cost of materials and your time as well.
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Hi Wrangler!!! Thanks for that!! That sounds like a great idea and it looks good too!!

Question for you....so I am very new to this. So the way it would go would be like this?

1.) Put a piece of sheet rock down on top of the plywood that is there. Do I have to nail it down?

2.) Once that is in place...apply thinset (is that like the glue that adheres the tile to the sheetrock?) and then the tiles on top of that.

3.) We could re-grout the whole floor. The grout that is on the old tile is in pretty bad shape. Last weekend I tried to clean it with vinegar and baking soda because it is almost black. There were chunks of gross black stuff falling off.

4.) Then once you re-grout you apply grout sealer.

Thank you!!!!

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