Caulk shower floor?

Old 07-14-04, 09:01 AM
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Caulk shower floor?

The previous owners replaced the tub with a shower with tile walls and floor. The edge where the floor meets the walls looks grouted to me, and it need to be redone. A handyman told me it should be caulked, not grouted. Which is it?

The kitchen sink and tile are probably original (the house was built in 1922), and where they come together looks like grout, too. Should that be redone the same as the shower?
Old 07-14-04, 01:11 PM
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Your handyman is right. Anytime you have an area that is between a stationary item (like a wall) and something like a tub, shower, sinks that can flex when in use or not, it is always best to use caulk and in most cases, 100% Silicone caulk. This maintains flexibility and avoids seperation that usually occurs. Grout is not flexible even though at first it may had looked good but grout shrinks and then hardens. Not flexible and has no adhesion quality between dissimilar items.

Hope this helps!

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