Grout and Caulk: Bill, why didn't I listen?
I didn't actually NOT listen- I just got so obsessed with grout color I forgot about a comment Bill added to one of my threads about caulking. After 30 minutes searching the site today, I have come to the realization that I have grout at every seam/change of plane that I should have caulk at:
- floor tile (1" hexagon) to wall (sanded)
- floor tile to tub (sanded)
- tub to shower wall tile (subway)(unsanded)
- shower wall tile to ceiling (unsanded)
According to boyfriend and unbeknownst to me, the change of planes were discussed with the guy who did the work, who told him we should caulk on top of the grout after a couple of days. (to save us money since he would charge to come back and caulk)
From my reading today, though, I am gathering that I should remove all grout (its been almost 2 weeks since grouted) and replace with caulk). Is this the ONLY option? OK, only GOOD option? It's not that I am lazy, I'm just terrified I'll mess it up. Is the installer's recommendation an option at all?
TIA to any and all responders! jss