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harmanyhansen

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!

flooringworldDOTorg

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).

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