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Unread 08-14-2021, 03:46 PM   #31
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And "Just subfloor" being?

You're planning to install more CBU in that space?
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Unread 08-14-2021, 04:07 PM   #32
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subfloor being plywood.

to be honest I was wondering if I could just apply mapei on top of the subfloor and then tile on top of mapei.
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Unread 08-14-2021, 05:37 PM   #33
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Well, I suppose you can. I'm not thinking it will work well, but you can certainly try it.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 08-14-2021, 05:40 PM   #34
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What would you do? I said the old sub straight was cement board but honestly it came off easily with a chisel so I'm thinking that wasn't what it is. The problem is that the thickness of a new sub straight would make my new tile sit higher than the old tile next to it.
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Unread 08-22-2021, 02:33 PM   #35
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Advice for this gap?

What's a good way to tackle this gap between the tub and the vertical tile? The reason I have a gap there is because I installed the vertical tile to be level vertically so it seems that the tub has a slight curve to it.

I was originally going to try to just grout it and hide it with silicon somehow but I decided to post here first.
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...I installed the vertical tile to be level vertically...
The word you're looking for there is plumb, Dustin. Level applies only to horizontal surfaces.

What you needed to have done there is cut your vertical tiles such that the outside edge was plumb and the inside edge fit the profile of your tub. Not sure I see an aesthetically pleasing way to fix what you've got there.

And you wanted to cut your first horizontal row of tiles such that the end one at the front of the tub cut have a radius cut to fit the rounded corner of your tub. Did you do that?

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Unread 08-22-2021, 06:03 PM   #37
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You live and you learn. I guess I'll just do a 1/2'' grout line going all the way up between the tile and have it taper off as it goes down the side of the tub. At least it will be consistent on both sides.

As for rounding the corner of the tub to the tile do you mean that all the tile I set along the wall should have been cut thinner so that the end piece can have a rounded cut on it?
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Yes, Dustin, that's usually the best way to handle that. Otherwise you end up with a large triangular gap to fill in that corner. But in your case it might just look like a continuation of your other gap filler.

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Rounding that corner looks like this Dustin.
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Unread 12-01-2021, 11:07 PM   #40
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Thank you everyone!

6 months later working on this project after 9 hour work days I have finally finished today!
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Unread 12-03-2021, 12:41 AM   #42
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Thank you very much. I almost made some serious mistakes but the forum made sure I corrected them
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