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Fill uneven space between shower tile and door frame


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Old 07-12-16, 10:27 AM
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Fill uneven space between shower tile and door frame

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Old 07-12-16, 10:58 AM
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Another view of the area needed to be filled
 
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Old 07-12-16, 11:03 AM
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Since the edge of the tile is not finished and uneven I would try to cover it as well as the gap. I'd make up a wood filler/trim strip to bridge and conceal the gap and cover maybe 1/4-1/2" of the tile. Paint it white and caulk the edges.
 
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Old 07-12-16, 02:43 PM
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Reason #729 that you don't hire friends to do renovations. You are going to have to probably custom make some sort of molding. Take a measurement of the depth of the backer and tile and look to see if you can find any transition molding from a flooring dept or store. Specifically ask for floating floor molding.

More importantly, I note that white mortar was used. Did your friend use thinset mortar from a bag that had to be mixed or did he use a ready mixed stuff from a tub? If he used the tub (mastic) it is not rated for a wet location and therefore can not be used in a shower application.
 
 

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