View Full Version : Rubber Gasket Around Tub
08-09-2011, 07:02 AM
I am installing a new Jacuzzi corner tub and someone mentioned that I get a "rubber gasket" for around the tub. I saw one at a friends house its shaped like a sideways "T" and was white. Is the proper name for this product, and where would I be able to purchase one?
It is called a "tile flange" and you get if from the same company which made the tub.
08-11-2011, 12:06 PM
If this is a drop-in tub that is also going to be used as a shower, then the tiling flange kit is what you need to keep water out of the walls, at least from the tub surface (there are other things that need to be done to make the whole thing waterproof in a shower situation). But, if it is only going to be used for soaking, this won't work. Someone might make a rubber gasket for under the lip to be used in a drop-in situation, but I'm not familiar with them.
08-12-2011, 07:29 AM
Thank you both, it is a drop in tub, that will be making into a shower as well.
08-12-2011, 11:19 AM
If you haven't bought it yet, they probably make a version just like that one that has a factory tiling flange already installed (moulded in). That is the better choice. Also, you could use something like Dilex from www.schluter.com (http://www.schluter.com) along with their Kerdi membrane to waterproof the walls.