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jay1028 02-03-2010 02:30 PM

Backsplash tile to granite counter top area
 
Getting ready to install a tile back splash in kitchen. Already have granite counter top. Where the first row of tiles meet the counter top, should you grout or caulk that area?
Thanks.

Ron6519 02-03-2010 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jay1028 (Post 394164)
Getting ready to install a tile back splash in kitchen. Already have granite counter top. Where the first row of tiles meet the counter top, should you grout or caulk that area?
Thanks.

Silicone caulk.
Ron

jlhaslip 02-03-2010 03:38 PM

I use Dow Corning 786 Translucent there after using a strip of formica/arborite as a spacer for the tile.

jay1028 02-21-2010 07:49 AM

Finished the job. I was advised to use toothpicks as spacers for the tile to counter top area. Worked fine as I just wanted a small gap. Used GE Silicone II clear and cut a small 1/16" opening in the tip. It was relatively easy to control the flow with that small an opening. I read that alcohol was good to put on your finger to smooth the bead. It worked much better than any caulking job I had ever done.

Thanks for your help.


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