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Plastic shower surround: caulk or don't caulk walls to floor?

Plastic shower surround: caulk or don't caulk walls to floor?


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Old 11-12-14, 08:55 AM
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Plastic shower surround: caulk or don't caulk walls to floor?

Now I'm caulking and some of the walls are flexible. I can push one of them in on the bottom. It's all plastic whatever kind, and I can see that the lip goes up about an inch then it's the wallboard. Do I caulk, and will it be flexible enough to hold? Do I just hope I never forget and rest my foot on the wall and break the caulk? Do I try to caulk behind the bottom edge, then the meet spot? It's all still well-built on the walls, it's just the very bottom that's wobbly. It was caulked before, I just want to get it right. I have all week.
 
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Old 11-12-14, 09:01 AM
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Generally it all gets caulked but it shouldn't be overly flexible. Can you better describe where the flex is or maybe post a pic or two - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 11-12-14, 09:18 AM
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I would not caulk it for several reasons.
Waters not going to run up hill behind the lip on the tub.
If you caulked and it cracks as it will, the caulking that held will end up forming a dam holding it in to mold up.
 
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Old 11-12-14, 10:18 AM
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Paula, after re reading your post - I agree with Joe. The surround [top and sides] gets caulked to the wall but not to the tub! I mis read your post the 1st time
 
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lengthening my reply to 25 characters -_-
 
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Old 11-12-14, 10:24 AM
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Thanks, guys. It made sense to me not to caulk when I realized how it had an overlap, but I want to be sure. I read it both ways on the internet. The caulk I pulled out of there was pretty hideous.
 
 

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