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Unread 09-19-2021, 08:14 PM   #1
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Correct tiled shower inside corners

Please help me get this one right,

Tileing a shower wall where it forms the inside corner . Should the finished corner be caulked or grouted with a grout line the same width as the field ?

I was understanding ( maybe wongly ) that a corner will likely Crack if it's grouted and should be finished with something flexible out of a tube.
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Unread 09-19-2021, 09:18 PM   #2
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Welcome back, Ronnie.

The ceramic tile industry standards call for a movement accommodation joint in the tile surface any place the backing material makes a change of plane. That would include your shower walls. Such joints can be filled with either a flexible sealant or a decorative profile made for the purpose.

Such joints should not be filled with grout.

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Unread 09-19-2021, 09:53 PM   #3
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Thank you CX
I took your advice, and the forums, years ago on a floor with a deflection problem . Laying tile was a learning experience but I was happy with the outcome. It's lasted well so far with no grout falling out , so thank you for that.

I'm currently remodeling my master bath , wife wants hexagon floor tile and I'm looking for a good tile leveling system . Can you recommend any?
I learned quickly the skill professional craftsman have to lay a floor without lippage.
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What size are the tile? If I was doing anything less than 12x12, I wouldn't use a leveling system.

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