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Unread 01-05-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
hitekredneck
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Baltimore Maryland USA
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Granite tile countertop - wood bullnose

Hi all,

First time poster, long time lurker. Thanks to JB & the Crew for all the advice so far.

As many have done before I am building coutertops from 12x12 granite tiles. For the rolled edge I am using a custom milled red oak moulding coated with marine grade polyurethane. The profile of the moulding allows for attachment using glue and screws from the bottom so it won't be moving around any. I plan to use Spectralock or Spectralock Pro Epoxy Grout with the granite tiles. My question is should I grout up to the wood or keep the wood to granite transition grout free and use caulk.

I would like to grout right up to the wood for durability but I fear that normal expansion/contraction will break bond between the epoxy and the wood leading to water seeping behind the moulding.

Suggestons??

Thanks,
Preston

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