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Old 02-21-2018, 03:43 AM   #1
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How do I fix this shower tile job mess?

Had a guy tile my shower and he left such a horrible gap from the wall to the ceiling. Also he caulked it with some tile caulk to fill it but it looks like *%$@. Claimed he was a professional so I thought it would turn out a good tile job. Also I notice he put all grout in corners and no caulk there. Some tiles I notice before he grouted were butted right up close to each other in the corners with no expansion gaps. What can I use to fix this ugly gap at the ceiling. Would a pvc crown molding work? How would one nail it through the tile? The gap in some places is about 3/4".
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:33 AM   #2
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Do you know what waterproofing was used?

Crown would work at the top, or maybe a tile quarter round if you can find something to match. Is the shower open at the front from floor to ceiling, or is there a header there?
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:34 AM   #3
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I would look for a marble/ceramic molding,one that goes with your tile color. Affix it with thinset.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:09 AM   #4
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Crown would work, just fasten to the ceiling and silicone where it meets tile.
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You can scrape the texture and paint off the ceiling and tile it.
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The ceiling is just regular drywall I think....I do not know if they even put a greenboard. Would this matter?
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:27 PM   #7
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How do I fix this shower tile job mess?

Trim will work. Your PVC type material is a good idea. Glue it up with polyurethane caulk or adhesive. Tape or brace it up till the glue dries. Nails work also but you have to find the joist and fill the nail holes when done.

Silicone will probably work but would be my distant second choice. Especially on the sheetrock side of the trim.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:42 PM   #8
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Joe, anything above the shower head is considered a dry area. The framing in the ceiling over he shower probably isn't up to snuff to support tile but the sheetrock can be removed and more blocking added if you decide to go that way. It would be easier to go with the trim but in a shower, the texture and paint usually start to peel within a year or two due to the humidity. So, it's up to you. Tiling the ceiling will be more work but would last much longer.
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Joe you said you dont know if they put up green board. Did you mean on the ceiling or the walls before they tiled?
Tile and grout isn't waterproof and the shower should be usable before a single tile ever gets installed. Tile is just a wear surface that looks pretty. Greenboard isn't an approved substrate either unless its covered with a sheet membrane like kerdi.
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I did my own shower, we had issues with the edges of the ceiling in the entire bathroom due to poor original installation.

So we planned ahead to put up a crown molding around the entire bathroom. A bit of cutting to go around the tile edges. Here is a picture or two after the trim was up.
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I used a two part epoxy that shot out of a heated "gun" to put my crown molding up on the tile. If the pieces are short enough, you can hold it while it sets up. For longer pieces, I got my son to help me hold it for a minute while it cured.

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That makes a nice look.
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Hmm, makes me wonder if a everyday hot glue gun would not work to hold it up till the main adhesive product had time to setup.
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If there's a header at the entry, you could just hang another piece of sheetrock over the ceiling, which would cover most of that gap. 5/8" sheetrock would just about cover it all. Of course, then you'd have to texture it and paint it.

If the ceiling is open from the bathroom into the shower, it wouldn't work, though.
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Sorry, I was misremembering. It wasn't 2 part epoxy, it was a single hot glue in a cartridge called HiPur. Very high quality, very strong. It set up as fast as regular hot glue. Maybe a minute and it was cured enough to stop holding it.
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