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08:40PM | 11/11/06
Member Since: 02/07/06
2 lifetime posts
My house has an original 1930's shower stall- fully tiled on floor and walls. On the floor of the stall, there are 4 hairline cracks- each crack goes through several tiles. They are only very thin hairline cracks- no tile has chipped out. There is a small amount of soap residue buildup in the cracks.

What should I use to seal these cracks so I don't have to worry about water getting through to the sub-floor? I doubt there is a plastic liner under the stall due to the age.

Also, what can I use to clean the soap residue out before I seal the tile and how long should I let the stall dry out before I seal the cracks?

Thanks so much for any advice!


07:38AM | 12/02/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
use a toothbrush and some soay water.

alow everything to dry completely.

sseal with 100% solicone caulk and wipe all residue off the surface so only caulk remains in the crack.

the 100% silicone wil lstick to the tiles and mortar and seal it and allow a littlke movement before it breaks bond.

if you get dried solicone on the tiles that you cant get odd, use a one sided razer blade or razer flooring scraper to scrapce the silicone residue off after it has cured (after 24 hours after application).


There are two ways to do any job. The right way and the wrong way. Do it right everytime.



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