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Old 03-09-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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Tiling around a slipper tub - any tricks?


I am renovating a very small bathroom. Right now there's carpeting on the floor, and I want to rip it up and put down some sort of tile. The only thing that's stopping me is that I have no idea how to tile behind the tub, which has a 1 1/2" clearance from the lip of the tub to the back wall, and only limited space on the sides to slip my arm around.

I'm wondering if there's some sort of waterproof something I can pour back there, on the parts I can't reach?

I know the perfect answer would be to remove the tub, but I don't think it would be possible for us at this time.

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How about enclosing it, and making a shelf at the end of the tub?

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That's actually a really good idea.

I'd like to keep the charm of the slipper tub - but that might be the only answer for me right now.
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Just make sure that if this is what you do, that you waterproof that shelf before tiling it. There's a good one at Home Depot called Redgard that you can roll on-- pretty easy to use.
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Redguard has always been a good product for me. Pro-red by C-cure and mapelastic by mapei are similar products that are easily troweled or painted onto the surface.
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