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Old 05-07-2019, 02:00 PM   #1
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Shower tub, floor, tile, baseboard transition help


Hey all - having trouble figuring out how to tile and trim the edge of my shower.
Using a fiberglass shower pan and will use schulter jolly trim at the edge of my shower tiling. My shower door will be a dreamline semi-frameless mounted to the tile.
I'm unsure what to do at the transition from tile to baseboard to floor to toe molding etc.
I've made a few sketches that I see as options. Want to know if people have a 'best solution' or at least have done this before. Perhaps I'm just over thinking it and need some clarity. I guess the difference in thickness from tile to baseboard is what is tricking me up a bit.
Made some quick sketchup models to show different thoughts.

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Color guide:
Blue - painted wall
Green - tiled wall
White - baseboard
Pink - shower tub
Grey - schluter trim
Brown - floor and toe molding
Option 1: probably the most obvious and simple. My only concern is the closeness of the shower door mount to the edge of the tile.


Option 2: provides more tile overhang, but seems a bit awkward with two quarter-round ends right next to each other


Option 3: Its an option and have seen this before (how the tub in our other bath is done). although i wouldn't say its the most elegant.


Option 4: Use some type of floor transition piece to eliminate the gap between flooring and tub. again a bit awkward with the trim ending early.


not sure if the pictures worked: imgur.com/a/2DNfHbj

As I type this out i'm leaning toward option 1 as it is the definitely the cleanest and I can mount the door a bit towards the inner edge of the lip on the shower tub.

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If the floor is tile you don;t have a shoe molding at the shower.
Option 4 with the tile right to the floor at least 4" outside the shower.
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If the floor is tile you don;t have a shoe molding at the shower.
Option 4 with the tile right to the floor at least 4" outside the shower.
What is the significance of the 4" past the shower? I always see showers like this but never understood why.
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What is the significance of the 4" past the shower? I always see showers like this but never understood why.
Stopping the wood molding far enough away so it is not constantly getting wet when you clean the glass and same with the painted drywall.


You can find all kinds of videos on how to fix drywall around and close to wet areas. In new houses here they all get at least a 4 or 6 inch tile around above and next to wet areas and seldom see a problem that will ever need fixing.

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Stopping the wood molding far enough away so it is not constantly getting wet when you clean the glass and same with the painted drywall.


You can find all kinds of videos on how to fix drywall around and close to wet areas. In new houses here they all get at least a 4 or 6 inch tile around above and next to wet areas and seldom see a problem that will ever need fixing.
Thank you. Makes sense!
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