Gap between tiled shower wall and drywall ceiling

darth_emjayNovember 30, 2012

We had to replace the drywall ceiling above the shower, which was buckling and wavey. The previous owner had recently re-tiled the shower from the tub to the previous ceiling. So now there is a varying gap (0 to 1/4")between the top of the tiled wall and the ceiling. Anyone have advice on how best to fill the gap and finish off the transition between the existing tile and the new ceiling?

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barbcollins

I had a similar issue and used some pvc trim and faux painted it. You could use some crown trim, or some crown trim tiles.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bath/msg0718384732262.html

Here are the final pics
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bath/msg092039319369.html

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 7:28PM
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darth_emjay

Barb, thanks for the response, that is an amazing job you did on the faux finish! Great solution, but how exactly did you attach and seal it? Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 11:51PM
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GreenDesigns

Some backer rod and paintable caulk would work. And then paint it the ceiling color. It will all disappear then.

Or, tile the ceiling and that will pretty much cover the gap.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 10:21AM
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weedyacres

I'd probably tile the ceiling. If it was buckling before, tile will protect it against moisture doing that again. Of course, you should fix the root cause by putting in better ventilation, but tile can help too.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 7:07PM
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barbcollins

I put the trim up using thinset.

If I was to do it again, I would probably go with a bigger crown molding.

At the time my goal was to minimize my patch.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 2:15PM
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