Repairing grout on backsplash


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Old 01-09-09, 12:37 PM
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Question Repairing grout on backsplash

We have tumbled marble tiles on our backsplash in the kitchen. At the junction of the backsplash with the Corian countertop the grout is broken and in some places is missing. Should I regrout where the tiles meet the backsplash or just use a neutral colored or clear caulk to seal the joint?
 
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Old 01-09-09, 12:49 PM
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I think the standard answer is to use caulk where two different materials meet. Color matched if you can find it.
 
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Old 01-09-09, 08:07 PM
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Thanks Gunguy. Then I can probably assume the original contractor should not have used grout at the base of the backsplash where it meets the counter (Corian). Do I need to pull out all the grout in that joint even if some of it is still good?
 
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Old 01-10-09, 11:16 AM
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Grout will always crack in that situation. Use a color matched caulk. Yes, remove as much of the grout as you can first.
 
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Old 01-10-09, 06:47 PM
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Thanks for your help and advice.
Bob
 
 

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