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Old 12-21-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
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"which came first..."

do you grout first or caulk first?
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:55 AM   #2
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I grout first - then caulk

Good..Fast..Cheap. Pick any 2...can't have all three
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:56 AM   #3
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Which ever works for you. Both have their advantages. Both require about the same amounting of waiting time, maybe caulking first is a little quicker. I think grouting first may allow you more control of the caulk, since all the groutlines not being caulked are filled.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:45 AM   #4
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I generally grout first then caulk. Grout is easier to remove from a caulk line than doing it the other way. The time I vary on this is with a backsplash. I will usually caulk the tile to countertop edge the same time I finish the install. The exception to this us with glass tile. Just because I let glass dry for 2~3 days before grout.
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do you grout first or caulk first?

Some times you grout first, some times you caulk first. all depends on the conditions and timing on the job site.
There is a right way and a wrong way, take your pick!!
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