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Unread 05-29-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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Kitchen backsplash question

One backsplash question........

My wife and I just finished a simple kitchen backsplash. Basically, a 6" high backsplash around the kitchen and all of the area behind the range.

The first course of tile is a Sonoma Tilemakers 3x6 ceramic. We left 1/16th of an inch between the tile and the granite countertops.

Do we absolutely have to caulk this space or could we leave it uncaulked and ungrouted?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Unread 05-29-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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Hi Mike,

You don't have to fill that space, but it will get filled. One of the benefits of filling it is that you get to choose what it gets filled with. Caulk is your best choice. Clear silicone might make sense in your case.
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Unread 05-29-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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Hi Mike, like Dan said...don't let food, oil, dirt etc fill that gap. Depending on what grout you used, you might be able to find a matching caulk from the manufacturer.
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Yep. Clear silicone against granite.
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Thanks for the quick responses. I was pretty certain caulk was the answer. Just looking for an excuse not to do it. Fortunately my wife had the patience to caulk the joint. She did a nice job using Tec AccuColor unsanded caulk.

Tomorrow we grout!

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