ceramic floor against a tub

Old 10-25-05, 07:27 AM
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ceramic floor against a tub

When running tile up to a bathtub should the tile go right up against the tub or should there be grout line the same width as the rest of the floor?

Also when tiling a tub surround should there be a grout line in the corners or should the tile touch ea other?

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You should leave a gap (1/8 or about) both against the tub and along the corners of the tub and use CAULK, not grout. You should have a gap along the perimeter of the floor also.

Against the tub, and along the rim of the tub I prefer white silicon caulk.
Along the floor edges(that might be visible) and down the corners of the tub, use a color-matched caulk. Makes it look like a grout line.

A hard-set grout will cause problems if and when the floors and walls expand/contract with seasonal temperature differences.

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