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sadickers

05:46AM | 03/21/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I have a shower that has a tile floor and walls. The tiling on both the floor and walls seems to be ok except for cracking of the grout in the corners, mainly walls to floor. It appears that someone previously tried to caulk the corners but did a very poor job. I have removed all of the caulk and any of the loose grout. The question is should I grout the joint or use one of the tile and bath silicone caulks, like the GE silicone II, to fill the corners? Thanks for your input.

floorguyforyears

02:51AM | 03/23/04
Member Since: 03/15/04
28 lifetime posts
CAULK, CAULK, CAULK! Without a doubt. Movement between walls and floors, or even walls and other walls, are going to be exaggerated in corners. Grout is not flexible enough to absorb this movement without cracking, so caulking all corners is a must.

sadickers

04:08AM | 03/23/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
Thanks for your input it is greatly appreciated

Steve

Morpheus

07:40AM | 03/23/04
Member Since: 02/29/04
11 lifetime posts
Sanded caulk will work as well, and provide a color match similar to your grout. But everything floor guy said is right on the money.
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