Tiling to bath

16 Feb 2003
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United Kingdom
My new bath is fixed and sealed with clear silicone. I am about to fix the bottom course of tiles to finish the job. I left the last course of tiles at approx 10 cm and am cutting to fit (although most of them are exactly the same). What i need to know is - should I cut for a very snug fit and pack the bottom with grout when fixing then use a white silicone bead to finish and seal OR should I cut to leave a 1-2mm gap at the bottom and grout between the tile and bath? The clear silicone does not come above the bath rim and was used to sort out any wall imperfections.
Thanks in advance.
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sealant always seams to end up going black within a year so I'm reluctant to use it. However with a placky bath and 2 kids jumping around at least it has that bit of flex that grout doesn't.
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You can't win whatever you do,grout will end up going black/mould.All I do is get a sealant remover then renew every approx 2 years which don't takes long to do.I've been told you can now get sealant that is mould resistant and won't discolour !!

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