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Unread 09-05-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Tiling/decking up to plastic tub.

I have a corner jetted tub - it's basically a irregular pentagon in the corner (think new construction master bath, but not real high end). I am curious if it's possible/wise to deck up to it - and or across the front of it.

It's not a drop in, or "stand alone" in that you set it in anything. I think it might be classified as a skirted jetted tub. The walls are tiled so I'm guessing it has a tile flange on the 2 wall sides, but is there any way to create a tile flange on the other surfaces to build a small deck around it?

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Unread 09-05-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Hi Jeff, Welcome aboard.

Anything done on the open sides would go under the lip and not up to it. Yes, it's possible to do a "deck." Maybe post a picture?
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Unread 09-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply.

I have something that looks like this:


and want it to look like a drop in.
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Build up to that detail below the actual top of the tub. Set it down a little so that your tile would go to the tub and caulk be the finish. It may not look exactly like a drop-in but at least no water will get behind the "deck".
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Unread 09-19-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Great, that's sort of what I was hoping to hear. Honestly we don't use it, but I don't want to remove it either as for some reason I'm sure it keeps resale value.

we had a cheap shower in the opposite corner and I'm hoping to expand that and integrate a deck around the tub that flows into a seat in the shower with some frameless glass.

I realized I'll still have to allow access.
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Unread 09-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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Laticrete Latapoxy 300 will help you achieve your flanging.
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Check with your local realtors about resale value. We tear LOTS of those out as they never get used and a huge walk in shower is preferred. Or widening the sink area as we did on our last job.
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Thanks for the product suggestion and for the picture. That's very like what I'm planning on doing...assuming the glass wasn't installed yet.

I really appreciate the help. I'm going to have more questions now that I've committed to the job (meaning I tore out the shower pan, and most of the old tile in the shower).
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