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Old 02-13-2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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Need advice on edges

Hello everyone
I need your advice!
We installed our tiles and we are in complete distress. We have no idea how to finish the edges.
The walls are very crooked. Home is old and it had original washrooms when we did the demolition.
We had a lot of different ideas but unfortunately this was the only way to go.
(We even thought on running new walls in the whole washroom.
So we had to come to a decision.
We would either have a massive gap in between the wall and tiles or crooked tiles on an angle. So we decided to settle with straight tiles and this gap.
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Call me crazy if this was the wrong decision.

What the heck am I supposed to do now.
We are doing tile baseboard, this is why the silver edge in on an angle.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:04 PM   #2
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Welcome, Aneta.

Is there a shower in that tub arrangement?
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:15 PM   #3
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Hi CX
I will attach a full photo to see what it looks like
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:31 AM   #4
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How big is the gap to the wall?

More importantly, it looks like the tiles were spot set with blobs of thinset. The aim is 95% thinset coverage but you look far shy of that.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:45 AM   #5
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Hi Lou,
The gap is on an angle from top to bottom.
It starts at the top at about 2.5cm (around 1 inch) and it ends at about 0.5 at the very bottom.
The mortar was generously put.
I just didnít finish the sides as I didnít know what to do about this damn opening on the edge.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:27 AM   #6
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Here's an important question: is there any waterproofing on the walls behind the tile? Is the wall board plain sheetrock?
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:47 AM   #7
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Hi Kevin
Yes! There is definitely waterproofing under the tiles.
Thank you for asking!
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:58 AM   #8
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Yes! There is definitely waterproofing under the tiles.
Thank you for asking!
It looks pretty odd. Can you post more pictures? Do you have any pictures of before the tiles went in?

What waterproofing did you use? It certainly doesnt look right at all.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:36 PM   #9
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looks like you put blobs of mortar on the wall/tile and pressed them in. I am sure you did this to make up for the crooked walls.

The bottom line is you should have addressed the crooked walls BEFORE you put up tiles.

Can you describe the method of waterproofing?

Bottom line, is there is no proper solution for your predicament. Walls should be flat and if not, they should be made flat before you tiled.

If you are content with plowing forward with what you have going on, fill the gap with caulk. You can always re-do it from scratch once the tiles fall off or the mold starts deteriorating the walls.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:24 PM   #10
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There's really no good way to fix what you have. The gap is too wide for caulk. It's too irregular to fill in with a strip of wood, even if it is outside the wet area.

That method of installation using spots of mortar is likely to cause you problems down the road.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:58 PM   #11
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furn out the wall beyond the tile to align with the tile. But I am guessing the waterproofing answer may make this a moot point
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Like others i'm curious what is behind the tiles. Did you waterproof the drywall, then thinset the tiles on top and try to get them plumb?

I had to deal with very crooked walls too during my install. What I did was tear out the drywall in the shower surround, shim the studs until they were straight and plumb (you have to estimate as best you can your finished wall depth at this point). Then hang cement board, waterproof it, and tile.

Trying to correct crooked walls with thinset is more of a pain than doing it correct.
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Oh Jesus
Well Iím hoping that these tiles are not going to be falling off any time soon. Because I was hoping not to renovate anymore for quite some time.
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I will send more photos tonight when I get home.
You guys got me all worried now 😢
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