drop-in tub framing
I've noticed drop-in tubs being installed either in an alcove using a flange or on an island with the tile being slid under the lip of the tub.
My question is this. Can it be installed any other way? Can the framing be taken near the top of the tub so that the tile around the tub is almost flush with the top of the tub? Would silicon between the tub and tile be enough to protect from any moisture or water seeping down?