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Need help with caulking details

Posted by mcmuria (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 8, 14 at 16:27

Should I use polyurithane or silicone caulking between the acrylic tub and the tile?
There is a 6 inch tile between the tub and wall on three sides that gets wet if water is splashed from the tub .Should the joint at the transition between the horizontal and vertical surfaces be caulked or grouted?
All input is appreciated.

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RE: Need help with caulking details

Personally I would use a silicone based bathroom type caulk and ALL changes in plane get caulk NO grout.

RE: Need help with caulking details

what millwork said.

RE: Need help with caulking details

Third what millwork said.

RE: Need help with caulking details

Unanimous. Further, when caulking the tub, I always 3/4 fill the tub and then caulk. Let it set 24-48 hours before draining.

This allows the caulk to take a "set" in the "stressed" position and helps to eliminate the caulk pulling away under use...

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