Whoever built this shower stall really made a hack job of the hole for the shower faucet. The hole is actually just a bit larger than the escutcheon on the upper right corner. One option is to just caulk the heck out of it and hope for the best. Is there a better approach?
I see several possible options.
- Find a flat round chrome plate piece that is larger diameter than your escutcheon. Cut a hole in it to fit around the projection part of the faucet and secure it against the wall behind the escutcheon. seal around the edge with clear silicone.
- Similar to above but make your own ring from some brass sheet material. Polish it up and apply a clear lacquer to the surface to seal it. Then install as above.
- Remove the tile with the over aggressive cutout and replace with another that has less cutout. This works if there was spare tile left at the site after the original job was completed or if the tile is easy to source.
... and one of them is cracked. Either re-do those two tiles, or:
Shove some backing (newspaper, paper towel, w/e) in there and get a little grout to shore-up those exposed corners. DO NOT fill the area entirely with grout. Seal it, put escussion, and caulk. A picture with the escussion on would tell me if you can get away with that (looking at the old outline tells me it's a no-brainer).