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Old 08-23-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Caulk or Grout on Cap Tiles


Im in the middle of a full bathroom makeover. We are installing tile about half way up the walls and using a decorative 1 inch border tile at the top.

I have regular grout, and also a sanded / colored caulk that we used at the base of the walk in shower / tile floor.

Should I use regular grout at the very top edge of the cap tiles where they meet the painted walls, or should I try to use some of the colored caulk along that line?

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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I would use caulking for a smoother water tite seal.

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Either will work----post a picture if you wish---
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Mike, Id love to post a picture. Are there instruction anywhere on the site to tell us the best way to either upload a picture directly to DIY, or how to upload elsewhere and link to DIY.
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Let me add another question to my original post! What is the best adhesive to use for 1 inch cap tiles? The mortar seems to be overkill and kind of thick for this purpose. The tiles themselves are very ornamental, the backs look a little like a popcorn ceiling, just a little of bumpy.

Can I, and is it a good idea to use the same caulk to mount the tiles? Since these tiles are thicker and will stand out a little from the base tiles, should I use something with more adhesive qualities to moutn them?
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There is a sticky at the top of the 'general discussion' forum,I think.

You should be able to use the thinset for the cap tiles---I've never had to switch setting materials for caps. Pinning with small brad nails is sometimes needed to keep them in line.
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