Return to the Bathrooms Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
caulking between the tub and wall tile shrunk

Posted by itsallaboutthefood (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 11, 12 at 20:33

What type of caulking should you use between the bathtub and the bottom edge of the tile on the wall? We used purchased unsanded caulking from the tile shop which matched our grout color. This was done last February. But I recently noticed that the caulking has shrunk away from the cast iron tub and now there is a little gap.

Did we use the wrong kind of caulking? Should I dig it out and replace it with something else?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: caulking between the tub and wall tile shrunk

Many people use silicone for that reason. Between the bath and the wall is always difficult. There may be other approaches that allow you to use your caulking.

One of the reasons I went mostly white tile, white grout. The silicone matches perfectly.


 o
RE: caulking between the tub and wall tile shrunk

Thanks for your response.

The tube says that it is Siliconized Acrylic Latex caulk...is that not the same thing as the white silicone caulk?

At any rate, I think I will try using plain white cilcone caulk...it will match the bathtub color so I don't think it will show badly.


 o
RE: caulking between the tub and wall tile shrunk

Not quite the same, but I would have thought it would flex as well. I'm suggesting pure 100% bathroom silicone, mould resistant. It has lots of give and flex. If you get gaps with that stuff, you have other issues.


 o
RE: caulking between the tub and wall tile shrunk

Thank you again!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Bathrooms Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here