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Old 07-17-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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Where to caulk and seal where tile meets tile in bathroom?


Newly tiled floor, tile baseboard, wall behind vanity and toilet, bathtub/shower surround - where to caulk and seal?

Where the floor tiles meet the wall tiles?

The corner where the walls meet in the tub/shower?

These areas are grouted - and I see where the grout manufacturer makes color matched sealant in a tube. Use this? Or clear silicon? or nothing?

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I would caulk where the walls meet. You could caulk where the floor meets the wall but I wouldn't worry about it. If it starts to crack then caulk it. I would use the grout coloured caulking. It would look the best. Since it's already grouted there is a slight chance you will see the crack in the corner with clear caulking. Make sure you use a silicon caulking though.
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I always caulk where walls meet as they have a consistant tendency to move which opens a crack with grout. I haven't caulked where the floor and wall meet and have not noticed any issues in the area.
I generally use a 100% silicone caulk as many grout colored caulks are, "sanded",and few match the grout color picked by the customer.
It's sort of a best case scenario, where you try to match the colors as close as possible.
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