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Tub lip sticks out further than cement board

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Old 03-31-16, 05:47 PM
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Tub lip sticks out further than cement board

I just moved into my new house and I need to hear an opinion on this. Our master bath has a tub that is surrounded with mosaic tile. The tub looks like they attached it to drywall not studs. Then they did a 5" mosaic tile around it with a thick base of mortar. Can this be right? The builder says it is but I think it looks terrible. Can I go around the top with a cap style tile to cover that thick grout base?
 
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Old 03-31-16, 05:51 PM
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Old 03-31-16, 05:54 PM
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Old 03-31-16, 07:33 PM
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Post more pictures further back.
Looks like one nasty mess to me.
Textured walls in a bathroom is a big no no!
No clue why they would have built out that tile like that from the wall and left those nasty edges.
Is there a shower involved?
 
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Old 04-01-16, 02:44 AM
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Ideally the wall would have been furred out to accommodate the tub's lip.
Is this a brand new house? if so does the builder have others that were done similar? Did you sign off on that work or is in in dispute?

IMO that texture is ok in a bath rm although it does need to be painted with latex enamel - can't tell from the pic what type of paint is on the wall. If there is a shower the ceiling also needs latex enamel.
 
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Old 04-01-16, 03:44 AM
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I'll have to echo the sentiments of the others. This ain't right. The builder needs to address this sloppy work to hide the tub flange. Most likely the wall was framed to long for the tub, they installed sheetrock to make up for the space which still left the flange sticking out past the sheetrock. Certainly there is no shower associated with this.
 
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Old 04-01-16, 03:57 AM
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What I meant is if there is a shower also in the room, the ceiling needs enamel
 
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Old 04-01-16, 04:15 AM
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The homebuilding industry in this country is, by and large, a disgrace. I've been involved for 40+ years and usually am involved in historic restorations but every so often help out people with "new home" issues. Some of the things I've seen make me sick because they are so avoidable with a little knowledge and care but get passed over by non caring tradesmen and no show supervisors.

Your case definitely indicates a concept of trying to get away with a mistake. Maybe a sign of an overly heated housing market in your area and a careless workforce, perhaps due to low wages.
 
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