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  1. welwel

    welwel Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Hi,

    Your advice please.

    I wish to tile part way under a bath so the side/end panels will be in contact with these tiles.

    Its a P shaped bath.

    The tiles are 9mm, what distance should I allow for with the adhesive and tile so the panels just touches the tiles.

    Thanks

    Bob
     
  2. Tilerdurden

    Tilerdurden Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Scotland
    Hi Bob all depends on trowel size. Guessing your using a 10mm or 12mm? I'd allow for around an extra 3mm or so on top of tile depth. Are you not using a silicone bead around the edge of the bath panel?
     
  3. welwel

    welwel Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Hi,

    I will be putting a silicone bead between the tiles and the side panels.

    For what its worth I laid Hardiebacker board yesterday as the initial flooring was wooden floorboards

    Thanks for your help, as with everything, experience counts.
     
  4. Tilerdurden

    Tilerdurden Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Scotland
    Good luck!
     
  5. welwel

    welwel Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Thanks
     
  6. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Hi and welcome to the forum welwel

    As above will be just fine.

    Ultimately tho, would be better if you could scribe the panel in after laying the floor in case of any unforeseen problems.
     
  7. welwel

    welwel Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Could you please elaborate on what you mean by scribe the panel in?

    Thanks
     
  8. Tilerdurden

    Tilerdurden Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Scotland
    Basically means transferring the outline of your floor to the bottom of your bath panel for a perfect fit.
     
  9. welwel

    welwel Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    OK understood, however the bath panels are lipped so i'm reluctant to cut them, ill leave them as built and fill in the gap with a bead of silicon.

    No doubt I will be back asking for more advice as I move along.

    Excellent forum, thanks to all.

    Thanks for the welcome..
     
  10. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    1. Dry fit bath and mark lines to tile to (up to feet)
    2. Lay floor tiles
    3. Fix bath at perfect height for panel -sorted!
     
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  11. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Somerset
    Lay baton to floor, but raised by the thickness of the panel. So bottom lip of panel slips underneath.

    I have the same set up in my bathroom.......silicon won't hold it alone.
     
  12. welwel

    welwel Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
  13. welwel

    welwel Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Hi again,

    Fitted the bath today, its sitting on wooden battens and wooden uprights, there is absolutely no movement and the levels are spot on. With the bath being supported by the wood I then lowered the five feet to touch the floor.

    However a slight issue, with the side panel fitted there is a gap at one end of approx 14 mm and at the other end its 20mm, so obviously the floor isnt level along the length.

    How do I overcome this situation, is it permissible to put down excessive adhesive to level the tiles out to be even along the length of the panel?

    Thanks in advance.

    Bob
     
  14. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Yes bob - 6mm will be okay to pack out but you're doing it the hard way! When using bath panels you should tile the floor level first and then fit your bath to desired height to remove all these headaches. In my experience you'll struggle to get it perfect doing it your way.
     
  15. welwel

    welwel Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Hi Macten,

    Thanks for your advice.

    Baths coming out tomorrow, then I will tile the floor and refit the bath.

    Im learning!

    By the way, I have a Mach 1

    Cheers

    Bob
     
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