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Unread 02-27-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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"L" shaped backsplash-caulk or grout the vertical?

My kitchen counter backsplash is "L" shaped.

The horizontal joint where the counter meets the backsplash IS caulked .

Should the VERTICAL joint where the 2 sides if the backsplash meet be caulked or grouted? I would prefer to grout!
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Unread 02-27-2006, 10:44 AM   #2
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Frank, that joint should be caulked, too. However, you could grout, and if it should crack some time down the road, you could dig out the grout, then caulk.

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Unread 02-27-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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Read about 'em inna book. They did a lot of the basic work in some of the state and national parks around here. Most of it is still standing. A year or so ago, several of the original CCC boys came to town to give stone masonry lessons to a bunch of kids (I forgot which program they were with, maybe Americorps, or some such), so they could go and do some restoration work.
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Unread 02-27-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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I would recommend caulk. If it's sanded grout,you can probably get some matching color SANDED caulk where you bought your grout.
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