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Unread 07-29-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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Re: Backsplash for stand alone vanity

I have a vanity that is standing on satillo tile. The vanity can teeter. If I add screws to secure it to the wall is it safe enough not to crack the grout that goes between the top of the vanity and the tile on the wall. Should I have a backsplash built as part of the vanity? I am using the 4 x 4 Mexican tiles. It's painted with a glaze on the top and the back is red (tile matl).

Also can you suggest a sealer for the grout on the vanity and also for the shower. I have the same Mexican tile in the shower.

Thank you, Robyn
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Unread 07-29-2005, 11:16 AM   #2
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I am planning a similar vanity/backsplash situation, with tile on the floor. If the vanity is teetering, suggest shimming under it in a way you can't see, or install the shims and then add shoe moulding to conceal the shims.

Vanity should definitely be fastened to the wall. For the backsplash, my plan is to install tile (likely mosaic) on the wall, and caulk the vanity countertop/backsplash joint as an expansion joint. That allows for a little bit of growth/contraction between the countertop and tile without dislodging the tile. Hope this helps. Srry can't help with the sealer question.
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