I'm piling on the sealing solutions one on top of the other in a
desperate attempt to future proof!
I have silicon around the bath/tiles but have a large gap on one side
that I've decided to try and tile quadrant over.
I think I can do this over the silicon as the adhesive that goes
against the quandrant and tiles/bath only touches the edges of the
quadrants? should I fill the gap under the quadrant with anything
Also, after grouting, when I silicon the 2 edges of the quadrants
should I still fill the bath to allow for movement ?
Does the adhesive and grout that fixes the quadrants also flex in the
same way the silicon does or will that crack over time?
I think it's better to accept you'll have to do it again in a few
No point really. If one fails then it's almost certainly have failed
due to movement which will probably have caused the other methods to
fail too. I suppose a non-setting mastic might be more flexible at a
guess, but I've never used it for this.
Yes, fill bath and leave to 30+ minutes before tiling. Use the
supplied adhesive rather than any-ol' silicone. Ensure both surfaces
are SPOTLESS before starting.
Any solution depends on the bath not moving too much. If yours is
failing prematurely, then some reinforcement of the bath supports
might be a better route to take.
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
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