tile and baseboard problem

Old 10-25-05, 09:10 AM
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tile and baseboard problem

I just had tile installed in my bathrooms and kitchen by a guy about a month ago. He said it would look nice going right up to the tile and that I wouldn't have to put the shoe molding back down. In some places the tile there is no gap between the tile and the baseboards. My concern is from what I've been reading that eventually it would cause the tile to crack or come loose. I was thinking of just removing the baseboards but I don't know how hard that would be seeing how the tile is butted up to them in a lot of places. It's also butted up to the tubs and cabinets. Should I just take out whatever grout there is and run caulk there? I don't know if it matters but it was installed in some of the hottest time here. please give me some advice.

Old 10-26-05, 06:16 PM
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The baseboards should have been removed prior to tiling, then a 1/4" gap all around and caulked, then reinstall the baseboard, I would at least remove the grout if possible and caulk the perimeter.

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