Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books   Buy a TYW Shirt

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-22-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
Marco
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8
Help where wall tile meets floor tile.

Working on tiling the kids bathroom (floor and wall) and have a few questions.

1) I am planning on putting tile up the wall approx. 36". My question is what do I use at the joint where the wall tile will meet the floor? I have read some posts about leaving a 1/8" gap and filling with caulk instead of thin set. The wall tile will not be touching the floor but rather above the floor tile.

2) Similar to the first question but regarding how close I should come to the egde of the drywall and the bathtub with my floor tile? Should I follow the same rule as the above question and use caulk allowing for expansion? I have enough room for the floor tiles to slide under the drywall.

Thanks

Marco
Marco is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-22-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
Dog paws
Tileman
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,198
On the floor, leave room for expansion and contraction. If the wall tile will hide the gap it isn't necessary to fill with anything. Along the tub leave a gap and caulk it.
On the wall tile, leave your 1/8" gap as planned and caulk it. You could grout that gap and if it cracks come back, remove the cracked grout and then caulk.
__________________
Michael
Dog paws is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Buy John's New Book!   Tile Your World Online Store   Contractors Direct Tile Tool Store   Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:06 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2014 John Bridge & Associates, LLC