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Old 09-24-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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I am new to this site due to the fact that I tiled my bathroom walls around my tub (no shower) and one of the inside corners the gap started out at the bottom about a 1/8" wide, which I wanted, but in keeping the tile plumb and level the gap grew significantly by the time I reached to top. I was going to use Tile Grout Caulk but now feel the gap is too wide. Does anyone know of any product that I could use to basically cover this up while still waterproofing my corner? I was thinking I would fill the large gap with thinset, put a PVC quarter round in and then put grout caulk down both sides. Is this crazy or is there another option here?

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That sounds bad---

You must have done something wrong to have a full tile in the corner---typically there is a cut tile there--that can be adjusted as the walls went out of plane--

How big is the gap at the top?

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About an inch. The wall is about 52" tall from the tub
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Do you have a wet saw? how big are the tiles?
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I have a wet saw, but tiles are all on the wall. I am looking for a way to "finish" the corner off by applying something over it.
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I realize that----It's going to look like a cover up for a mistake if you do that---If that is your choice--go to a good tile store and you will find cove and 1/4 round corner tiles---these are applied with silicone or thinset---they look like a hider---
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I will also see if I can cut small enough pieces to fill in first. Thanks for your help.
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Scouter,

Do you now realize what you did wrong?

See the links I've posted to cover the gaps.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/U-S-Ceram...0#.UkIl4CiXFWg

http://www.homedepot.com/p/U-S-Ceram...0#.UkIl4CiXFWg

The trim pieces (nomenclature A106) are the same in both. The second link is for a tub/wall surround, with 4 mitered corner and 2 end caps, (you won't need the mitered corners.)

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Yes. Should have made sure wall was plumb before I put the cement board on. I found the piece you indicate at Home Depot. I figure I will have to apply using thinset and make sure it sticks out past the tile enough to get some grout caulk in to help prevent cracking. Also going to see if I can get a small piece of tile in the corner before I put the corner on. Thanks. I will let you know how it turns out.
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Yes. Should have made sure wall was plumb before I put the cement board on.
Well ok, but that would have meant you'd be willing to make the wall plumb which might not be an easy thing. You should have used a level to check that corner and started the bottom row with approx 1/2 tile or cut off an inch or so.

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I found the piece you indicate at Home Depot. I figure I will have to apply using thinset
NO, I don't recommend thinset at all for those pieces. Use caulk that matches the grout as you're going to do for all the other corners.

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