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Old 01-17-2008, 06:25 PM   #16
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Ok. I assumed that since you have to caulk around the top of the tub (between wall tile and tub lip) that you also had to caulk between floor tile and tub.

I guess if the tub moves though, the floor should move with it, since both are on the subfloor.
If you grouted that the slightest movement of the tub, setteling of the house, or even a vibration could cause a crack. Grout is also not a glue. If you remove a tile with grout on it you will notice the grout is easially removed, so the tub can move without moving the grout resultingly not causing any cracks. If you do that between the tub and the tile even though the grout may not crack, it will no longer be a water tight seal.

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:36 PM   #17
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I assumed that since you have to caulk around the top of the tub (between wall tile and tub lip) that you also had to caulk between floor tile and tub.
It's actually a 4 piece tub/shower surround with drywall around it. The only tile is the floor. I caulked around the sides and top when the drywall/painting job was complete but I started the tile job after that so nothing has been done yet with the tub to floor transition. My biggest problem is that the tub edge, which is a plastic material, flexes easily with applied pressure because it is not tight to the floor and there is nothing directly behind it...see photo...



Is there a caulk with a strong adhesive bond that could adhere some type of trim to both the tile and the tub keeping the tub edge stable?
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:16 AM   #18
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If you grouted that the slightest movement of the tub, setteling of the house, or even a vibration could cause a crack. Grout is also not a glue. If you remove a tile with grout on it you will notice the grout is easially removed, so the tub can move without moving the grout resultingly not causing any cracks. If you do that between the tub and the tile even though the grout may not crack, it will no longer be a water tight seal.
Yeah, I understand why you have to use Caulk between the tub and tile.

So why is that not the case with the floor? Is the tub more stable with respect to the floor tile?

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