We have a guy tiling our bathroom in our 55-year-old house who has run into a problem. The wall behind the bathtub, which is a whirlpool bath we had installed several years ago, is uneven. The lip at the back of the tub extends to the point that the tile won't lay flat over it, as you can see in the picture. Because of the unevenness, furring up above would create gaps higher up the wall; we were gonna have a gap one way or the other.
This is what he's done to deal with it so far, but obviously that's not going to be acceptable, and the bottom 3" or so of that tile is going to have to come off.
Can any of you suggest a strategy? One person in the household is suggesting just cutting the back lip off, bringing the tile down to the top of it and caulking thoroughly. I'm wondering whether we could cut the tile off just above the lip and then build up some sort of square ledge out of tile that would cover the lip.
Thanks for any suggestions you have.