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Old 05-22-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 05-22-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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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.
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