11:50AM | 08/09/04
Member Since: 08/08/04
4 lifetime posts
My walk-in shower is new (within the past 6 months). Since shortly after first installing the tile, the grout has cracked in various places (mostly along seams). I keep replacing it and re-sealing it, but it continues to crack. Any ideas on what is causing this and how I can prevent it from happening again? Should I be mixing the grout with something special? Also, the areas that I caulk also have a problem, the caulk peels off. What could be be causing this? Thanks for any help.

doug seibert

05:29AM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
I would be curious about the installation and preparations....

Something is moving to cause the cracks.....


01:22PM | 08/12/04
Member Since: 08/08/04
4 lifetime posts
My husband did it. He built the shower and installed the tile over blue board (I think that is what the name of the board is). He built the shower pan himself (poored it and shaped it).


01:22PM | 08/12/04
Member Since: 08/08/04
4 lifetime posts
Oh, and thanks for your help.


01:32PM | 08/27/04
Member Since: 07/02/04
12 lifetime posts

Did your husband tape the seams of the green board before laying the tile? Did he use any type of waterproof membrane in the shower stall area? What product did he use to set the tile with? Thinset? Mastic? How long did he wait originally before he grouted the shower in after the tile was laid? How long after it's been re-grouted before it begins to crack again?

Kind Regards,

Ted Thomason

Thomason Tile & Flooring

Wichita, KS 67212


[email protected]
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon