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06-23-2009 09:48 AM
Avaire Archive Author: The Avaire Team
Date: 7/16/2008 4:44 pm EDT
No, you should NOT grout at the edge of the tub. Use a caulk. There are a number of colorized caulks available at various home centers that will be very close to the Avaire Flexible Grout colors.

Here's why: While the Avaire Flexible Grout is indeed flexible, there can be substainial movement at the joint between the floor and the tub. While you might never have a problem using grout, if there is separation, you can get moisture in the crack. A caulk has more flexibility.
06-23-2009 09:48 AM
Avaire Archive Author: David Harris
Date: 7/16/2008 4:06 pm EDT
So I do not need to grout at the tub edge? I just fill the 1/4 inch gap with caulk?
06-23-2009 09:48 AM
Avaire Archive Author: The Avaire Team
Date: 7/16/2008 4:01 pm EDT
If you have a full tile up against the tub, we recommend removing the tabs before installation. You'll need to leave roughly 1/4" to have room to engage the tabs on the other side. Use a quality caulk between the Avaire tile your tub.

Thank you for purchasing Avaire!
06-23-2009 09:47 AM
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Edge of tub

Author: David Harris
Date: 7/16/2008 3:04 pm EDT
When installing tiles next to the tub it is not wise to have a grout line next to the tub. Do I need to cut the white plastic tabs off before installing? If so how much space should I allow between the tub and tile?

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