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Old 11-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Tile guy grouted around the tub - Will I have Leaks?


So here's my problem my "tile guy" grouted the tile at the joint between the tile and my new acrylic tub instead of using sanded caulk... Obviously this guy is no longer my "tile guy" so here's my question what issues am I going to have and or what should I do to correct the issue.?

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Going to crack and leak.
Remove it and use matching caulking

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The grout will crack and fall out the tub eases down every time it's used. The joint needs to be flexible that's why the caulk is best. I would go over the grout with high grade bathtub caulk not the sanded, it is more descriptive and does not have the same life.
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Sanded caulk?..... there is such a thing?? Lol no wonder why.....
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Obviously this guy is no longer my "tile guy"
So, because the guy grouted to the tub - you consider that enough to say
"Obviously he's NOT............" You could ASK him to take the grout out and caulk. Just because the tile was grouted to the tub doesn't mean you WILL have a leak. Many guys DO NOT caulk inside corners or tubs because the caulk CAN hold water behind it.
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So, because the guy grouted to the tub - you consider that enough to say
"Obviously he's NOT............" You could ASK him to take the grout out and caulk. Just because the tile was grouted to the tub doesn't mean you WILL have a leak. Many guys DO NOT caulk inside corners or tubs because the caulk CAN hold water behind it.
The tub does and will move, wall tiles dont. The same for wall meets floor, thats why you should not grout in those earas its tile 101.
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I like the idea of having the installer remove the grout and caulk.

I sure wouldn't want to remove grout alongside an acrylic tub.
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understand a decent tub cost money, but ....
Honestly, I doubt the tub will flex or move enough to cause a issue.
If it does, then the grout will crack and be easy to remove, just replace with caulk at that time.
As a gambling man, I bet you will not see any issue, if you do caulk it.
Your tile guy kinda did right, do not blame him ..... he just not used to plastic bathtubs.
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A couple of nonsense posts above. Gotta disagree.

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A couple of nonsense posts above. Gotta disagree.
BOY !!! Ain't that the truth.

Here's the deal contrary to what has been said previously.

The tub WILL flex under a load of water and people. The tub will expand and contract at a different rate than the grout. The grout WILL NOT flex. A crack will develop and create a place for water to migrate to the substructure. The grout also WILL NOT attach itself to a plastic surface, it just won't. You may not see a crack there but it is there.

That juncture should have never been grouted to begin with. It should have been caulked. Anyone giving advice on a tile installation forum that didn't know caulks came in a "sanded" variety shouldn't be giving advice on a tile installation forum.

To simply caulk (over) the existing grout IS NOT the way to do it. The grout should be removed. The grout can easily be removed without damaging the tub.

If "sanded caulk" is the look you want then use sanded caulk to make the repair. Sanded caulks come in all colors to match all colored grouts.
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BOY !!! Ain't that the truth.

Here's the deal contrary to what has been said previously.

The tub WILL flex under a load of water and people. The tub will expand and contract at a different rate than the grout. The grout WILL NOT flex. A crack will develop and create a place for water to migrate to the substructure. The grout also WILL NOT attach itself to a plastic surface, it just won't. You may not see a crack there but it is there.

That juncture should have never been grouted to begin with. It should have been caulked. Anyone giving advice on a tile installation forum that didn't know caulks came in a "sanded" variety shouldn't be giving advice on a tile installation forum.

To simply caulk (over) the existing grout IS NOT the way to do it. The grout should be removed. The grout can easily be removed without damaging the tub.

If "sanded caulk" is the look you want then use sanded caulk to make the repair. Sanded caulks come in all colors to match all colored grouts.
Well i can say that my reply was the only one that stated why grout shouldnt be used between tile and tub.

Now your going to tell me not to give advice because i was unaware of a grout in a caulk tub lol thats silliness....?!?...really
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A couple of nonsense posts above. Gotta disagree.

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How about you giving some advice instead of calling posts nonesence. And if you dont have advise then dont wast the thread pages.
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So, the original poster hasn't come back to comment on the comments
Maybe they just had the tile guy scratch out the grout and caulk it with sanded caulk

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