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Large Tile-Tub Gap (Best Approach to Finishing?)


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Old 02-07-22, 12:59 PM
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Large Tile-Tub Gap (Best Approach to Finishing?)

*updated with image of original finish showing moulding installation between wall tile and tub

Previous home owner constructed guest bathroom with irregular gap between bottom of shower tile and top of tub. He/she had installed PVC moulding at the interface of the wall tiles+tub to cover up and finish but water got behind and ended up dripping down the side of the tub where the mounding was not present. Removed the moulding and cleaned the area up and found there is a gap between the tile and tub ranging from .25" to just over 1". Interested in improvements compared to moulding (possible removal of last row of tile and installation of taller tile cut to height perhaps. Current tile is 3x6 white subway tile.

I've also read that foam caulk saver tubing could also take up the space and allow silicone to be used but at 1" gap I think I'm pushing my luck there.

It seems that removing the bottom row of tile and cutting new 6x6" subway tile to size would yield the best results, I'm just unfamiliar with tile removal and the risk that could bring.

Link to old PVC crown moulding for reference
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Royal-Mo...8021/100046412








 

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Old 02-07-22, 01:18 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

He/she had installed PVC crown moulding to cover up and finish
Crown molding on top of the tub ?
 
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Old 02-07-22, 01:36 PM
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​​Crown molding on top of the tub ?​​​​​
To a degree, yes. The moulding was installed at the interface of the wall tile and the tub, covering up the gap that existed between the two.

Updated original post with image of bathroom with full moulding installed and an image showing a piece of moulding from a side view to show that the coverage looked like.
 
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Old 02-07-22, 01:53 PM
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Yeah, you should remove the first row of tile and then install that bottom row of tile vertically, and cut them to the correct length so that you can simply caulk the tub edge.
 
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Old 02-08-22, 06:37 AM
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Another option would be a larger contrasting tile which would break up some of the grout lines but noting is going to properly fix the mismatch between walls.

You have to wonder what they were thinking, it's so obvious!
 
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