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Old 10-24-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
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attaching crown molding over shower tiles

We have 4 1/2 inch crown molding in the bathroom and did not continue it around the shower thinking that the tile needed to be installed first. Now we are ready to install the remaining crown molding but are unsure how to attach it at the bottom where it meets the tile. Any ideas?

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Old 10-24-2008, 09:06 AM   #2
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What is your crown moulding made of?

Can't you just put a return on the crown and end it before the shower? I just dont like the idea of running moulding into the shower.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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I agree, I don't like it much but have seen it done down here a lot. some trim carpenters do it good. you will also need to shave a little off the bottom to make up for the tile wall thickness. and the obvious small nails shot in on a V pattern to hold to the ceiling and liquid nail/construction adhiesive to the tile.
a good oil base paint on the moulding too.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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I've done lots of stone moulding..Not done wood in a shower though. I can tell you all about stone moulding, lumps on my head,super glue and epoxies
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:40 PM   #5
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I'm glad you asked this question, as I am installing wood crown in a bathroom which will include one tiled wall (but not in the shower, it's a tile wall that is continued up to the ceiling from the vanity). I've been mulling over the options... drive the finishing nails between the tiles? ? Adhere the bottom lip to the tile? ? I'm thinking an adhesive is going to be the best bet.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:53 PM   #6
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I've been mulling over the options... drive the finishing nails between the tiles? ? Adhere the bottom lip to the tile? ? I'm thinking an adhesive is going to be the best bet.
small nails shot in on a V pattern to hold the molding to the ceiling and liquid nail/construction adhesive to the tile.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:45 PM   #7
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thank you!!

Thank you to all of you who responded with help. The moulding is made of mdf and will be caulked on all edges and then primed and painted with two coats of oil base paint. I am going to notch out the bottom of the moulding, attach the top with two nails in each place in a "v" pattern, and then glue the bottom with liquid nails. I will let you all know how it turns out. THANK YOU!
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:46 PM   #8
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Super strong and you can get it in clear.
http://www.eclecticproducts.com/_tds/e6100_tds.pdf
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:23 PM   #9
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Sounds like you've got a workable plan for fasteneing it. MDF in a shower is pretty sketchy. Regardless of how well its attached.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:46 PM   #10
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I'm not sure if the liquid nails is waterproof, but PL Premium is. You might be better off with that one.
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I'm not sure if the liquid nails is waterproof,
it is.



Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive (LN-901)
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Waterproof, weatherproof bond will outlast project
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:09 PM   #12
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hmm

if using that mdf around the shower you may want to paint the back side as well for some added protection in case you have any unforeseen leaks with steam and or condensation
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:23 PM   #13
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You had to make me get up and go downstairs, into the garage, grab a tube of liquid nail to check it out now didn't ya. You know what I found?

The damn stuff is waterproof. I don't know why I thought that. Maybe because it isn't recommended for exterior use. I buy PL Premium when I want waterproof. I better recheck that. I've been enlightened, good call.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:31 PM   #14
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most of the construction adhiesives are waterproof these days, even the one chas22 posted.

I used the liquid nail Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive to attach 2 injection moulded lion head to Porcelain tile on my pool fountain wall 6 years and the stuff hasnt moved.
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