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Unread 11-10-2010, 05:46 AM   #1
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Caesarstone shower curb

We are performing a full remodel of our bathroom. We intend to tile the floor in the shower and cover the shower curb top with caesarstone. Our contractor is telling us that we should leave a 1/4 inch lip overhang on the interior side of the shower curb to insure there are no water damage issues down the road. Is this necessary? I am finding it difficult to find a single photo of a shower curb with a lip online, yet my contractor says he has never installed one without the lip. Thanks for your help!!
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Lip- Yes!! I prefer it, but if the curb is properly waterproof(? gee, are there nails thru the liner?) it is an aesthetic issue more than a performance issue.

Tile curbs have no lip and work fine.

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I like lips too !!

Lips help prevent water from dribbling down the face of the tile. Think about it for a second - we put 'lips' on countertops, window sills, that niche in your shower, and the shower bench seat. Lips are good.

You can polish the underside of the stone a tad to give it a softer feel if that's a concern.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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When I install a solid curb top I lip it too/also. Like Paul and Gueuze says it helps with the water run off.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 06:32 PM   #5
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Our contractor is telling us that we should leave a 1/4 inch lip overhang on the interior side of the shower curb to insure there are no water damage issues down the road.
the "overhang" has nothing to do with the waterproofing you need as protection

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I am finding it difficult to find a single photo of a shower curb with a lip online
its still always good to put a lip on the shower sills.

I also do them on niche shelves too.

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Unread 11-10-2010, 06:48 PM   #6
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Nice curb Brian

In addition to polishing the underside..you can make a "drip edge" by running a shallow blade curf 1/4" from the edge..Again this has nothing to do with Waterproofing it's all aesthetic..the overhang or "lip" gives the ability to hide some minor variations and I believe adds a nice shadow line.

Remember not to clean your CeasarStone with anything abrasive.
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I just liked typing "lips" ten times in one posting.
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