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Old 01-17-2019, 05:38 PM   #1
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3 years ago, we had a contractor to remodel our bathroom (converting bathtub into shower)
We are happy with the results, no problem (tile on scratch coat)
After maybe six months, we noticed a gap between the top of the wall tiles and the ceiling (we left the ceiling as it was: drywall - we didn't really want to have it tiled)
The contractor came back and "fixed" with some caulk....not very nice though
Anyway, it's getting worse now: the gap is wider (maybe 1/4" inch) and it's ugly....We remodeled the kitchen last year, so maybe all the extra weight is also playing a role (mud bed, tile, heavy double oven that is somehow right underneath the shower upstairs) so I'm thinking that extra weight is probably accentuating that gap
What would be my option to make is nicer?
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hello

3 years ago, we had a contractor to remodel our bathroom (converting bathtub into shower)
We are happy with the results, no problem (tile on scratch coat)
After maybe six months, we noticed a gap between the top of the wall tiles and the ceiling (we left the ceiling as it was: drywall - we didn't really want to have it tiled)
The contractor came back and "fixed" with some caulk....not very nice though
Anyway, it's getting worse now: the gap is wider (maybe 1/4" inch) and it's ugly....We remodeled the kitchen last year, so maybe all the extra weight is also playing a role (mud bed, tile, heavy double oven that is somehow right underneath the shower upstairs) so I'm thinking that extra weight is probably accentuating that gap
What would be my option to make is nicer?
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:46 PM   #3
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Yes, the shower is on the 2nd floor. The ceiling is drywall installed on joists 16" OC I believe...
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:50 PM   #4
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1/4 inch is still caulkable in my book, but it all has to come out and start over.
If it is going to keep setting out maybe a small molding would be a better option
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:52 PM   #5
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At best, caulk is temporary fix. While quarter round is usually associated with wood molding, it is available in marble.


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Yes, the shower is on the 2nd floor. The ceiling is drywall installed on joists 16" OC I believe...
Can you stick your head up in the attic and see if they are trusses, 2x4s joined together with metal straps.
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:59 PM   #7
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Yeah.....I was thinking a vinyl cove molding (attached to the ceiling but not on the tile)
Or also install some PVC cladding on the ceiling then cove molding? But it seems difficult to find PVC planks !
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Yeah.....I was thinking a vinyl cove molding (attached to the ceiling but not on the tile)
Or also install some PVC cladding on the ceiling then cove molding? But it seems difficult to find PVC planks !
Vinyl quarter round glued to ceiling only will allow movement.
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Which adhesive would you recommend, assuming I don't want to use any nail?
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Can you stick your head up in the attic and see if they are trusses, 2x4s joined together with metal straps.
I will check tonight........Why is this important?
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Which adhesive would you recommend, assuming I don't want to use any nail?
I would use a kitchen and bath adhesive caulk. Not sure you will find it in tan. Clear or white should be available.

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For secure adhesion, I would use an adhesive meant to do the job. A good one I have used is FuzeIt. High early tack off and extremely good adhesion.
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I will check tonight........Why is this important?
They can lift in the center in the winter and go down again in the summer.
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