Pros, help our doomed, beautiful tub!

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Old 02-23-13, 01:54 PM
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Pros, help our doomed, beautiful tub!

We recently moved into a new home with a newly remodeled bathroom. We love the giant tub, but we are having some issues. It seems that the owner did not foresee that the shower would splash into the areas around the tub. (Lip of tub sits on top of tile) We are redoing the caulk now, but we need a long term fix. We have considered a hoop curtain attached the the ceiling but we don't really like that option. We are trying to think of a way to link the tile to the top lip of the tub instead of at the rim. Any ideas? Help me save the big tub! Thanks
 
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Old 02-23-13, 02:07 PM
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So you are looking for a way to control splash ?

How about glass doors ?
 
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Old 02-23-13, 02:17 PM
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Sorry....I think it's going to be bad news. Wrong type of tub for a shower application. What you have is a drop in tub designed for just soaking. Shower type tubs have a lip that the tile would overlap. Also looks like not enough horizontal tile around the tub. Bet it's a pain to clean/dry about the enclosed edges?
 
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Old 02-23-13, 02:20 PM
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I didn't even notice behind the tub......no way to stop the water back there.
 
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Agree with Vic. This tub and shower were designed to never be friends. You could perhaps use a loop curtain rod at the front, and have a good tile guy install strips of solid surface material, extending from wall tile to over the lip of the tub on three sides, but it will always look jerry rigged. In any case you should stop using the shower before the water causes major damage. The "craftsmen" who built this may well have used greenboard on the walls and plywood on the deck.
 
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