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1dumbquestion 06-04-2012 07:00 PM

where the tile meets the tub?
 
Hey all, I tiled my bathroom floor during a remodel and instead of having the tile come right up to the tub I left about a 3/4" gap so that my tiles would end in full pcs at the wall. Now I realize that I did it wrong so I need a solution. So, I've got a 3/4" gap running the 5' width of the bathroom/tub and I filled it with silicone caulk and it looked really bad. I've now taken out the silicone but I'm not sure what to do to finish it. I was going to try to use that rubber stuff that you stick along bathrooms walls but the kickout does not cover the 3/4" gap. Any help would be great. Thanks, 1

joecaption 06-04-2012 07:12 PM

Done complety wrong, it's all got to come back out, if you wanted full tiles where it shows they should have been set starting at the tub.
Going back and trying to set narrow tiles will look like poop and most likly will leak or crack.

jeffh110 06-04-2012 07:15 PM

A set of condos I was just in used a pvc quarter round sealed with silicone. may not be perfect but it looked fairly nice.

oh'mike 06-04-2012 08:33 PM

Yikes---bad layout--could you remove the perimeter tiles (or just that row) and add a feature stripe--

Then reinstall the missing row(s)?

1dumbquestion 06-05-2012 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 936401)
Yikes---bad layout--could you remove the perimeter tiles (or just that row) and add a feature stripe--

Then reinstall the missing row(s)?


not what I was hoping to do but it seems like maybe the best option. I would need to remove the sink (installed with construction adhesive) in order to move the vanity to do the tile. I haven't tried that before, do you think the sink will come off without damaging the vanity? Thanks, 1

oh'mike 06-05-2012 07:33 PM

You are talking about the vanity top glued onto the cabinet?

Be careful---you might be able to pop it loose with a painters tool--
I would use a multi tool to cut the glue---but I already own one of those

1dumbquestion 06-06-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 937125)
You are talking about the vanity top glued onto the cabinet?

Be careful---you might be able to pop it loose with a painters tool--
I would use a multi tool to cut the glue---but I already own one of those

Yes, it's glued down (very well I might add). I first screwed it to the wall then glued the top on and now I can't get to the screws. I"ve been looking for an excuse to buy a multi-tool and now I can tell my wife a guy on the forum said it was my only choice. 1

oh'mike 06-07-2012 07:17 AM

Harbor Freight makes a good one for about $40 on sale---blade for that one are cheaper that blades for other brands--

Next tile--use silicone caulk--not builders adhesive--

RhodesHardwood 06-07-2012 08:30 PM

I agree with the other guy. Maybe adding 1/4 round would be the easiest option.


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