Does tile go over the tub flange?
The backer board should overlap the tub flange so the tile has a stable backing to attach to. This requires shimming the backer board out from the studs so the wall is plumb. There should be a 1/4″ gap between the tub ledge and the backer board.
What is a tile flange on a bathtub?
The flange is meant to collect moisture, which gravity draws down the wall, and prevent it from ending up in the wall cavity. A properly built enclosure will have a moisture barrier or roofing felt or plastic sheeting drape over this flange before the wall material is installed.
What is a tile flange for shower?
This tile flange prevents water from getting behind your shower walls during shower use. Installation of this tile flange is done onsite during your bathtub installation.
How do you fill gap between tub and tile?
If you have tile on the wall adjoining the tub, select a caulk that matches the color of the grout. If your gap is smaller than 1/8 inch in width, use regular caulk; fill gaps larger than 1/8 inch with a sanded caulk. Make sure the gap is clean and dry, then squeeze a thin, even bead of caulk into the space.
Do you tile over tub lip?
The best approach when installing cement board or other tile backer around a tub is to keep the cement board out of the lip area. Apply it to the wall with the bottom edge about 1/4 in. above the lip of the tub. Then apply a generous amount of thin-set to the bottom bathtub tile and position it 1/8 in.
Do all tubs have flanges?
It seems like all tubs designed for alcove installation have integral tile flanges. We are trying to find reasonably priced 5.5 foot tub, but most seem to be designed for drop-in installation instead of alcove. No drop-in tubs have an integral tile flange.
Do you screw a tub flange?
Screw the tub flange to the wall studs with exterior grade screws. Make sure the tub stays level as you tighten the screws with a screwdriver.
What is a bathtub Stringer?
A stringer is just a stud itself cut to size. The bathtub’s weight will be supported by this stringer and the apron. We moved the Americast tub into the recess and then pulled it away from the wall to expose the stringer.
Should you caulk between tub and tile?
As with any other gap near your bathtub, you’ll want to close the opening to prevent any possible water damage or the onset of mold and mildew. Since you are joining two different materials together, you should use caulk in the space where the floor tile and tub meet.
What do you put between tub and floor tile?
We will use caulk to fill up the gap between the floor tile and its adjacent bathtub. If the gap is too wide, the caulk won’t be able to handle it. Then, you may need to use waterproof floor sealant and eliminate the gap.