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armins

04:31AM | 03/12/07
Member Since: 03/11/07
2 lifetime posts
Hello all,

About 6 months ago I had a tile shower installed. I noticed within about 1 month that there were some cracks in the grout around the 'seat' which is hit with water directly at times. I patched that up no problem.

However, I have also begun noticing that the grout around any area where water may splash up on is peeling away from the wall :( I have patched it once, but it peels back rather quickly after the patching (about 2-3 days).

Help! I'm not quite sure what to do?

Thanks in advance.

Andrew

flooringworldDOTorg

07:08PM | 03/14/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
water is getting into it.

Showers have a certain system to do them right.

Grout should never peel.

but flake and chiop becasue its a portland cement compound (like concrete).

did they use caulk for the grout thats peeling ?

either way, it was installed impropely.

call them back beforer the isntallation guarantee expires (usally 1 year).

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armins

02:46AM | 03/20/07
Member Since: 03/11/07
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the response. Yes, I should not have said grout. It is caulk that is peeling back.

There is no guarantee on this project, unfortunately, because I had someone do it 'on the side'. And, it was a friend. He did good work otherwise, but this portion needs fixing.

Should I then put grout down in those corners instead of caulk? Possibly a non-sanded grout so that it is less porous?

Thanks again.

Andrew

flooringworldDOTorg

11:06AM | 03/20/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
no dont grout in corners.

corners in showers are flex spots so you need a type of caulk that will flex with the movement.

if there is too much movement, then it wasnt installed properly so you may have to periodically clean the caul and recaulk it to seal it up so you dont get water damage to the underlying layers.

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

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http://flooringworld.org/

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