Tiile Backsplash and Granite Joint

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Old 04-06-13, 10:11 AM
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Tiile Backsplash and Granite Joint

I'm to the grouting stage for my ceramic subway tile back splash in my kitchen. I have a granite counter top that has about a 4 inch backsplash lip under where I started the subway tile backsplash. I am trying to figure out if I should grout or use silicone caulking that matches the grout color.
Our house is less than a month old, so I foresee settling and shifting of the slab and think that if I use grout between the granite and tile joint it will for sure crack.
I've included pictures of what I've got going on.
How would you tackle this job? Thoughts?
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Old 04-06-13, 10:27 AM
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I think I would have installed the tile tight to the backsplash and caulked it. You should probably grout it then caulk it. The grout has to be done first either way, and if it fills the joint below the tile it will just save you from using too much caulk.
 
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