Plumbing Question

Gap between tiles and bath


I had a new bathroom suite put in, Ive had various problems with it which the fitter came out to fix/put right. The silicone job that was done was horrendous and leaked so I am asked the fitter to correct this, he just put more silicone over the old. Ive since picked all the silicone off which has left about over 1 cm gap between the tiles and the bath there is no bottom to this gap as you can see right down to the floor, this gap doesn't go the full length of the bath . The tiler has grouted down in most areas but not behind the the taps (it's s double ended bath so the taps are in the middle where the gap is) I cannot buy a trim as there is no room to get it behind the taps and I cannot access underneath the bath either. I do not want fitter coming back as he clearly doesn't have a clue. Should the grout be this far down. Any advice would be much appreciate. Many thanks

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Best Answer

Sounds like a poor job to me.I always fit baths tight up to the wall and sink into the wall if loose gaps,(takes longer but a better job)the bath should also be bang level.The tiling should be just off bath in my opinion to take the minimum of bath sealant.(i won't fit plastic seals). I always seal the bath before tiling and again after. You dont put silicone on old silicone,it does not usually adhere. All areas should be fully grouted no matter how difficult to get to or you may get damp behind bath/wall problems, especially if there is a shower there as well( proper shower proof grout and adhesives not cheap stuff). Any decent fitter should know the advice Im giving you. Just wondered how much you paid.

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Answered 22nd Aug 2012

TKR Plumbing & Heating

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