caulking around a new bathtub


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Old 06-30-02, 06:51 AM
jensom
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caulking around a new bathtub

When installing greenboard/durock etc around tub, do you need to allow space between the top of the tub and the board for caulking?
 
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Old 07-01-02, 05:24 AM
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yes the cement board should sit slightly above the top of the tub - it should not touch - you don't want water to wick up into the board. Fill the space in with good quality caulk. then tile and caulk the seam between the tile and top of tub. Some people grout this joint becuase it looks better ( i do) but ideally you should use caulk.
 
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Old 07-01-02, 05:25 AM
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btw - do not use greenboard in a shower/bath area. Durock/wonderboard only.
 
 

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