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Offline dupe

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Shower trim suggestions?
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:42 PM »
Should have probably just capped it with a Schluter while in process but...

Was originally thinking of milling some small cove or something but may be too much. The door trim is 1by which may be bulk on the shower - the door and door trim are washed with wall color.

The long length of the shower has a slight bow in the wall so I’ll probably have to scribe it or something but any suggestions on how to handle this bow or address the issue with a particular trim selection would be greatly appreciated...I’m tired of looking at it.

Thank you
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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Shower trim suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 12:03 AM »
You can use bullnose tile and outside corners (either offered by manufacturer, custom made, or even site made) with color match "grout" caulk along perimeter edge if needed.

You could also consider a pencil rail or other decorative tile molding.  Talk to your tile supplier to see what's available.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Shower trim suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 09:39 AM »
Flat tape it and paint.

Tom

Offline Cheese

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Re: Shower trim suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 01:00 PM »
It looks like there’s already Schluter on the vertical walls of the shower. What happened to the top of the shower wall? Is that just opened to the framing?

Offline dupe

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Re: Shower trim suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 04:37 PM »
Thanks for the input.
I think I have a spare box or two in the attic but I bought the tile off Craigslist for cheap, buying a few pieces of bullnose might be tricky but I'll do some digging.

Tape and paint may be the easiest/cleanest best solution. Anything big is just going to make that bowed wall pop more..

That is the framing, not sure what I was thinking when I started it, but I didn't buy Schluter for the top. Guess I always planned on wood trim to match the rest, but never pulled the trigger because of the bowed wall, unsure on simple or elaborate trim, and over complicating is in my genetics. It's a rental property I live at and put in a lot of sweat equity - my first renovation, was an opportunity to try/figure out new things.

Thanks again
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Shower trim suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 11:05 AM »
Just a thought...  take the appropriate lengths of Shluter strips and cut off the part that goes on the tile. Use some epoxy or like to bond it in place. Might need to use some sanded caulk to backfill in there but being above head, might not be needed. Paint beyond that.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Shower trim suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 11:07 AM »

1. Tape and paint may be the easiest/cleanest best solution. Anything big is just going to make that bowed wall pop more..

2. That is the framing, not sure what I was thinking when I started it, but I didn't buy Schluter for the top.

1. Tape and paint is fine for the area around the sink. I've done that before and it turns out nice. Just apply a very small bead of caulk (not Silicone) between the wall and the tile and then smooth it over with your little finger or some other object that will give you a small, tight radius. You just want to lightly blend the wall & tile interface into one another. Then tape the top surface of the tile and paint the caulked area and tile edge. It'll be fine.  [smile]

2. The top of the tiled area that is open to the framing however, needs to be sealed up to prevent moisture from entering the stud cavities.

If this were my project, I'd remove another 6" of the drywall, foam in the stud cavities (say 2" above and below the 6" opening) to prevent moisture migrating into them, patch in some green board or cement board and then finish the wall surface in the usual manner.
You could then also purchase a matching stick of Schluter, trim the leg off and adhere it to the top of the tiled area to complete the look. Fill in the gap between the Schluter and the tile with grout and you're good to go.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Shower trim suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 12:13 PM »
Use Straight Flex to flat tape the gap.

Tom