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Old 08-24-2018, 08:25 AM   #1
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Grout or caulk?


I have seen so many varying opinions about this so I thought I’d ask here.

I just finished tiling a bathroom wall and floor around a tub. My question is, do I caulk or grout where the tub top meets the shower wall? Same for where the tile floor meets the tub base. Lastly, what ableout the niches?

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Caulk, I don't grout the corners in the shower either.
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Caulk, I don't grout the corners in the shower either.

Is it bad practice to grout and then caulk over? Just trying to think through how I would keep a clean line open without any grout, but still fill the vertical lines.
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Is it bad practice to grout and then caulk over? Just trying to think through how I would keep a clean line open without any grout, but still fill the vertical lines.
I just wiped it out while it was still wet. Easier with big tile. A cloth over a putty knife.
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I thought about spending the bit of extra money and going with Schluter Dilex-EKE, -EF or -HKW but rarely see anyone mention it.

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