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rm3000
i messed up
rm3000

On my first attempt of laying ceremic tile, I started in my sons old bathroom. It looks good all except the grout line /caulking line in front of the tub. I left too wide a grout line(about1").I should of placed the tile closer to the tub.
Im trying to sell my house and my floor all needs replacing. That's why Im trying to lay the ceremic.(dont have the money to hire someone)
Real Estate guy says,"first thing anyone is going to want to do is replace the floor due to this wide line."

2 questions: I dont suppose there's anyway to fix this short to redoing the whole thing, which of course I wouldnt.

And, is the wide line in frount of tub that crucial?

Anyone give me some feedback? Sure appreciate it!:eek:

gotogregg
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gotogregg

Hey Rm300,
I am Gregg with The Home Depot in Chicago. It's not the end of the world, it's actually a common mistake. I would get a 3/4" x 3/4" piece of composite or pvc quarter round and glue it into your 1" gap. Then caulk the edge of the quarter round against tub and floor. That should fill the gap and will probably look like it was meant to be there. If this doesn't work for you let me know:). -Gregg

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jkirk
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jkirk

i personally dont agree with that fix, its what pros call "lipstick on a pig" it screams "mistake made"

what i would do is look at the overall layout of the floor and how the tiles work out in regards to all 4 edges. then see if you can lay a 4" wide tile as a border and run that around the perimeter, you'll need a mini grinder and a dead straight cut line on the existing tiles then chip the waste portion out then lay the border

rm3000
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rm3000

Thanks to you both for the information. I will certainly use one of these suggestions.
Why didnt I think of those???
:D

ordjen
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ordjen

RM,

Do you still have left over tiles, or can you still get more?
If so, I would consider removing that wide grout gap and filling it with narrow pieces cut from the edges of the tile. This will require that you have access to a wet saw, as tile snappers can't cut narrow strips. Some tile stores have saw tiles in the stores to cut small amounts of tile. Home Depot used to.

Short of this, you might find a narrow border tile that would give an acceptable look. Almost anything would be an improvement over the wide grout gap!

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