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Bathroom tiles to ceiling joint - grout/silicone/caulk

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Albumen, 14 Aug 2010.

  1. Albumen

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    Tiling round bath, which also has overbath shower.

    So far so good, generally. For a first attempt.

    I'm tiling right up to ceiling, leaving 3mm gap, which is what I've got between tiles.

    Ceiling is lathe + plaster (but pretty sound, 1920s house) which has been PVA'd then re-skimmed recently. It's painted with some of that water resistant emulsion they reccomend for bathrooms.

    I've noticed that the ceiling get's pretty wet with condensation if the shower's on, in spite of the fan which is right next to the shower head (and seems to do sod all). So there is a bit of dampness about.

    What should I make the joint between wall tiles and ceiling with? I assume that there is potentially a tiny bit of movement. What with timber joists resting on a timber wall plate lathes and old plaster.

    So maybe silicone best?

    Advice gratefully received, cheers.
     
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    silicone, it also allows for any expansion between walls and ceiling as well as giving a watertight seal
     
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