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Unread 06-03-2021, 08:42 PM   #1
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Mind the Gap

Hi folks, long time listener, first time caller.

First DIY tile project here converting old tub enclosure to shower. Did a lot of homework including referring to these forums on more than one occasion. Despite all that, somehow I’ve miscalculated my total height and have ended up with a 3/4” gap between top tile course and finished ceiling.

Options I can see at this point:
  1. Caulk it white, blend with ceiling
  2. Add another grout line (3/16”) and tile sliver course. Then white caulk to ceiling.
  3. Possibly same as #2 but with little to no vertical grout lines.

Maybe I’m over thinking it or missing another obvious simple solution so appreciate your bright ideas and shared experience here.

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Unread 06-03-2021, 10:19 PM   #2
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Welcome, David.

What is the composition of the ceiling?
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Unread 06-03-2021, 10:21 PM   #3
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Thanks CX.
It’s plain ole greenboard, painted white.
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Unread 06-03-2021, 10:23 PM   #4
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How 'bout a second layer of drywall (not MR Board) to lower the ceiling to match your tile installation?
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Unread 06-03-2021, 10:33 PM   #5
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How 'bout a second layer of drywall
Hmmm… I like the out of box thinking but think this would cause even more aggravation. Ceilings are already quite low at 7’ and the shower ceiling is continuous to rest of room (which is finished) so would mess with lighting, duct work, fan, etc.
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Unread 06-03-2021, 11:31 PM   #6
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you could put some kind 1/2" or 5/8" trim in there to fill the gap, and grout in between. -I did that with my shower at the top because of a similar situation as you. Since I already had schulter metal trim in my shower I just used teh same color/material.
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Either a sliver of tile, or trim. Pencil trim, ogee trim or chair rails. Or you can rip down some quartz or granite to match your benchtop and have an accent/feature in place of the slivers.
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Thumbs up

Thanks folks. I like the trim idea. Will look more “intentional”.

One more trip to the tile shop!
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Unread 06-04-2021, 06:32 AM   #9
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I think a couple of good old coats of drywall mud would do the trick. You can leave space for a grout line or not, dealer's choice. I would float it out about a foot or soto a nice feathed edge like you would with any mud work. 3/4 might be to much to in the small space of your shower to float oit far enough but I think it is worth trying
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Some type of pvc crown moulding
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