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Position of shower screen, advise needed

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by melross, 4 Jun 2021.

  1. melross

    melross

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    I've tiled a shower enclosure but due to the tiles being handmade and having an uneven surface combined with the wall itself being out, has meant that the to be fitted shower enclosure frame has a gap midway of 6-7mm on the one side. I intend to pack out. as not to distort the frame and fill the gap with either silicone or matching grey tile grout. The instructions advise the shower frame to be inset 13mm from the outside edge of the shower tray. I would like however to mount the frame on the outer edge of the shower tray as this would look aesthetically better and not make the filled gap look so obvious. Is this an absolute no no? secondly, do you think using grout as opposed to silicone to close the gap would be okay? Any advise guys would be much appreciated. TIA.
     
  2. Suited72

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    Do exactly as you've suggested, screw it where it is packed out and then silicone the gaps. Don't use grout.

    Some of the shower screens have an external adjustment trim which the shower screen sits inside, these do have some movement (even bend), but I have no idea what type you have.
     
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    Oh and i would set the screen back a few mm so that you can get a neat silicone bead on the outside edge - if its straight down from the screen you wont be able to. Usually its the outside ONLY that needs sealing to allow water to escape, not the inside
    Also, its strange that its saying to set back 13mm(?) make sure there isn't a track runner that sticks out 13mm (if its a sliding screen)
     
  5. Swwils

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    Also use a backer rod rather than fill the joint too deep with silicone.
     
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