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jochs

10:32AM | 03/04/01
Member Since: 03/03/01
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Bvplumbing
Had a query about my shower stall. 30 Year old house and a shower probably that age. Tile surround from 6 ft. down to meet fiberglass(?) floor. Question, what type of a sealant or caulk goes where the tile meets the floor? There always seems to be water buildup even under present caulking (clear silicone for the first deep fill, covered with white tub, tile and adhesive caulk.) I don't think there's enough water to overflow lip of floor, but am not sure. Does that overflow drain under floor? Is my shower fixable short of new installation? Thanks.

Lawrence

07:29AM | 03/05/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
It is difficult to understand exactly what your question is, but I do not think that tub and tile caulk should be used on a floor joint of a shower stall or other submersable-water situation. Waterproof silicone caulk is your best bet because it is waterproof.

jochs

02:07PM | 03/05/01
Member Since: 03/03/01
2 lifetime posts
Sorry if the question was hard to decipher. The tile does not meet at the FLOOR. Rather it ends at the upper horozontal ledge of the fiberglass shower floor pan (about 3"). The pan takes a right angle and goes under the tile where I assume it also takes another vertical turn. I keep getting mildew around the cualking and when I scrape it off to apply anew, there is water present behind the caulk. I then have to wick the minimal amount of water away before I can recaulk. The area is NOT below the water line, but does get wet from the shower. Should I abandon the DAP Kwik Seal for the GE Silicone? Thanks
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