How to Tile Around a Bath

When you’ve laid your tiles around the bath, you’ll then need to seal the joints between the bath and the tiles with a silicone rubber caulking. This is needed as the fitting can more enough to crack a rigid seal and allow water to get in-between the bath and the tiles.

Make sure the bath is full of water before sealing. This will allow for the amount of movement you will usually get when the bath is being used.

Alternatively you could fit strips of plastic coving to edge the bath. These are easy to cut to size and fit.


To use a waterproof adhesive and grout when tiling around a bath, basin or shower area.

When fixing tiles to a shower or wet room it is essential that the surface you are tiling is already a water resistant background.

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How to Tile a Bathroom