Trimming face of cast iron tub

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Why did I try this?, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Why did I try this?

    Why did I try this? New Member

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    Hello,
    I have a Villager cast iron tub going in. My old cast tub had tile up to it, so the "lip" was covered. This tub technically doesn't have a lip but the enamel isn't even either. Anyway, I have a vinyl floor going in with the new tub and am very concerned about having a cheap line of caulk where the tub meets the floor. Is there an elegant solution to this?

    Thank you
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Normally the underlayment goes up to the tub, somewhat submerging the apron a bit. A good vinyl installer can make a tight cut to the tub, leaving just a smallish gap for the Silicone caulking.
  3. Why did I try this?

    Why did I try this? New Member

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    Thats what I was thinking and I have never done this before. Unfortunately I got the tub installed on top of the underlayment:mad:

    Thank you
  4. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple I love these ACO Shower Drains - Best in Class

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    Maybe you could install some simple white tile over the face of the tub and have it look somewhat like a baseboard detail?

    JW
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