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Gap between tiled shower wall and drywall ceiling

Posted by _Emjay_ (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 30, 12 at 14:02

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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RE: Gap between tiled shower wall and drywall ceiling

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


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RE: Gap between tiled shower wall and drywall ceiling

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!


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RE: Gap between tiled shower wall and drywall ceiling

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.


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RE: Gap between tiled shower wall and drywall ceiling

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.


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RE: Gap between tiled shower wall and drywall ceiling

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.


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