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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:26 pm 
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Going to box in the end of bathtub again now it has dried out. I know how to do this and will tile on top just like before. BUT when removing last lot of tiles part of a tile next to it came off. If I replace just as before I will be left a small patch (4 cms) which has no tile in it. (In process of filling). Are there any trims or ideas for say a beading that I could run round the back and side wall which would come up high enough to cover the broken part? I could use edging tiles - they may do it but it will all end up looking too fussy and might well lead to collecting more water on the ledge.

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You could use UPVC trim as you can get that in wide widths that woud suit. Have a look here as an example https://directplastics.com/upvc-trims-a ... er-fascias

Stick it in place with silicone :thumbright:

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Not sure the other half would accept that - but thanks for the suggestion. This afternoon I shall rummage through the remains of what I took out to see if I can recover the broken bit or if that fails I will try and cut a shape to fit the gap - fortunately I have spare tiles! Just don't fancy taking off a corner tile at the bottom, so looking for easy ways to deal with the problem which won't look a complete mess.


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Forget to mention that existing grout round bathtub came up well with "Bar Keepers Friend". Didn't think it was making any impression at first but definately improved it and it is not nearly as toxic as bleach.


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How about just fixing a piece of wood/ply to the top of the existing to raise the level and tile over that, or fix a shelf about 4" above to disguise it?



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Her indoors likes the idea of raising the height toolbox. Query though. Bought some Hardibacker 6mm. this fits nicely under the wall tiles. Can I put another sheet of Hardibacker onto the one I have just put on? This would bring it up higher but would sit against the wall tiles at the back and not slot under?

This would be cost effective because it was expensive stuff to buy for such a small amount to be used


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Hi never done it, but can't see any reason not to double up as long as you are fixing through the board into something, not just into the Hardibacker board alone..


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Just to update everyone who has tried to help. Firstly I built up the hole in the corner tile very slowly with filler making sure that it had thoroughly dried out each time. Then I shaped a small piece of tile by using a hacksaw and a great deal of care. This then went in to cover the gap and to make it more watertight. On went the backing board edging and tiles. Made a mistake there because did not use a wide enough edging strip because I had not allowed for the adhesive. I then discovered a few of those porcelain edging tiles in the shed but no bullnose end pieces but I decided to use them regardless because they were free. Once on and everything dried out I put sealant in the gaps rather than grout because it is likely to take water splashback. The sealant ensured that the edging tiles were completely watertight and the gap was entirely covered. At the font there was a wooden section remaining so I got some plastic lipping which hid that. I did not "box in" by cutting down the bath panel and putting tiles down the strip because I discovered that the bath pipe outlet ran right into that corner and I might need access to it in future. Photo of finished product attached. Not perfect by any means but better than a major refurb. of bathroom for the sake of one tile.


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