Gap between bottom edge of tub and floor

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Old 11-21-14, 10:46 AM
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Gap between bottom edge of tub and floor

Hello,

We're finishing a basement bathroom and are planning on staining the concrete floors. Right now I'm trying to install the tub. Setting the tub in place it is completely level though a section of the bottom edge that meets the concrete has a gap up to 3/8". This concerns me since the concrete is technically the finished surface. Is it acceptable to caulk the gap or will I need to level the low spot in the floor? Either way, can you recommend the best product for the job?

Thanks to anyone who is able to help with this
 
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Old 11-21-14, 09:23 PM
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3/8" is to much to caulk.
Going to need to grind down the high area, or use a none gypsum floor leveler to fill in the low.
What's it say in the install directions about using mortar or thin set under that base?
 
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I don't know much about them but they sell a vinyl [?] strip that can be installed at the bottom of the tub to hide the gap.
 
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Are the tubs feet resting firmly on the ground and just the skirt if floating? If the whole tub is floating, you are going to have to make sure it is properly supported before finishing your project. That may or may not involve some level of grinding down the high material to let the tub settle down correctly on its feet.
 
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Those vinyl strips never work, I've removed a bunch of them.
 
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