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Old 02-20-2015, 06:57 PM   #1
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Fill in the crack between the wall and floor of my tiled bathrooms?


Yesterday I had an energy audit performed on my home which revealed sever leakage of air from the floors in both my bathrooms. The inspector told me to fill the cracks but was vague as to what would be the proper materials to do the job…

Master Bathroom is Tile floor and Tile wall (see image below)
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The main Bathroom is Tile floor to a wood moulding on the wall (see image below)
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The inspector mentioned getting cement sealant for the master bathroom and using regular transparent caulking for the main bathroom – would this be recommended?


I found in the basement the grout that the previous owner used when he installed it, actually there are two bags:
- Mapei Keracolor U polymer modified premium grad unsanded grout
- Mapei ceramic to tile wall grout (unsanded)
Should I be using either of these?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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Grout is not the answer---you need caulk---for the tile to tile joint--go to the grout section in Home Depot or a tile store and get a color matching tile caulk.

For the other gaps--a latex caulk will do--either clear or white--
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Grout is never used where tile changes plain or meets a dissimilar material.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:32 PM   #4
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Right, changes of plane and dissimilar product joints requires caulk.

Keep or note the info about those bags of grout for future reference. But do not use them as it's only good for a year or so if unopened and stored in a conditioned space
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