Kitchen Wall Tiles

Old 11-17-03, 11:38 AM
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Kitchen Wall Tiles

I will be putting 2 x 2 tiles on my kitchen walls between the counter top and kitchen cabinets, but I want to add a decorative 2" oak strip above the counter back splash and than start my tile.
My questions is, Can I butt my tiles right up against the oak strip or do I need to space it and fill in with grout?
Old 11-18-03, 03:36 PM
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I would be worried about wood movement (expansion/contraction) due to climate changes. Recomend you apply the tile above the wood strip (grout line width) and use a flexible caulking in place of the grout. Grout manufacturers offer same color combos for kitchen/bath applications in both sanded and non-sanded varieties. Good luck.
Old 11-21-03, 03:42 AM
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Ditto what the last poster said, leave the gap & use caulk between the wood & tile.

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