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Unread 01-09-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
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grout at joint again

I tried to find a posting where someone said that an economical way to seal the gap between a wall tile and a granite counter is to grout it and then remove some of the grout at a 45 degree angle and caulk the gap. Is this correct as I am just about to ask our tiler to do that. I think he is planning to grout this joint.
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Unread 01-09-2003, 10:58 PM   #2
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That joint will most likely crack at some time . A color matched sanded caulk would proabably work better since it would remain flexible

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Unread 01-10-2003, 12:11 AM   #3
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Jason's absolutely right, but DON'T let your contractor grout it first. Reason being, that if you grout first, you lose the "anchor" for the caulk. With just a skim coat of caulk on top, sooner or later, it's going to peel off.
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Unread 01-10-2003, 07:22 AM   #4
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Actually Bill, that sanded caulk sticks to damn near anything and someday if you want to remove it,you'll find out you'l wish you had one of those genies in a bottle

If he grouted it,dont fret to much.Sanded caulk is(as monty python would say) And now for something completely differant
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