Tile around Tub Troubles ?


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Old 03-15-23, 05:17 PM
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Tile around Tub Troubles ?

I recently installed a new tub and hardibacker board and have a small peice of wall at the base of the tub that will be next to impossible to install tile on. I was considering using PL to attach a small strip of cement board - but I do not know what to do about the tile ? The bathroom will have tile 4' up the walls

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this ?

Also curious whether I should be attaching a corner bead there as well - Thanks !
 

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03-16-23, 05:32 AM
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It's thin but still possible to tile. A thin strip of backer glued and screwed to the corner ( it will the wider by 1/2" with the drywall on the other wall) and tiled.

Alternatively you could just drywall that strip and the tile would go across the top of the tub to the corner.



 
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Old 03-16-23, 05:32 AM
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It's thin but still possible to tile. A thin strip of backer glued and screwed to the corner ( it will the wider by 1/2" with the drywall on the other wall) and tiled.

Alternatively you could just drywall that strip and the tile would go across the top of the tub to the corner.



 
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Old 03-16-23, 05:39 AM
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It would be nice if it was a "little" wider, so if it's possible you could also shim that entire left wall by adding 1/2" or 3/4" onto the top and bottom plates and those studs before you drywall. That way you wouldn't have to trim a vinyl corner bead or be working with such narrow pieces of tile.
 
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Something like the following may be usefull to you
Caulk Strip,PE Waterproof Decorative Sealant Trim for Kitchen, Bathroom, Shower Floor and Wall Edge Protector-(126x1.5 Inches-White), Sealers - Amazon Canada

Also are you going to use a corner mold on the outside corner.
There may be some options there.
 
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Originally I had planned to simply use a construction adhesive to attach a thin strip of cement board and clamp it there. I wasn't going to try to screw it in with a fastener as I believe it would break. I never considering shimming the wall, I would also have to bring out the space above the tub too - but it's possible. Last night I purchased a vinyl/plastic corner bead - this was recommended over the metal bead by the guy at Home Depot mainly because of the proximity to water. I was planning to use this as the transition after the cement board is firmly attached

To be honest, I'm not doing the tile, I have a person who actually does tile for a living coming in, but I'm trying to make things as easy as possible and obviously I want it to last. To me, that looks like a tough peice to place, but I'm sure it's possible - it's about 1/2 "

I really appreciate the reponses - thank you !
 
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Old 03-16-23, 04:37 PM
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I wish I could see the pixilated picture! But, I've done a lot of 1/2" wide pencil tile, the tile is not an issue!
 
 

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