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Old 09-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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GROUT, COLORED SILICONE, or CLEAR?


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I have just re tiled around my whirlpool tub in my bathroom. I have tiled the deck as well as the backsplash. Where these come together at the base of the wall. should i just grout this area and then go back over the seam with a clear silicone or only use a colored silicone along the seam where these two (wall and deck) meet?
In my kitchen, i was told to use the colored silicone at the base of the backsplash where it meets my countertop. Is this the same, or should i just grout it all, then go back over that seam with a clear silicone?

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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First of all I would get the notion of using silicone out of my head entirely. I would suggest you use grout-matching colored CAULK. The caulk can be siliconized if you just want to use the word. 100% silicone is available in many colors but is difficult to find and may be special order. 100% silicone makes a heck of a mess that isn't easy to clean up and can ruin a nice tile job.

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ok, you are right... that is what i used. Grout colored chaulk for my kitchen. so i guess you are saying to use the same thing around the base and not just grout .. RIGHT?
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