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Nail into grout?

Posted by DIYBlueMom (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 2, 14 at 14:44

I know this isn't a flooring question, but I'm hoping someone will know enough about tile/grout/wood to help me out! I'm trying to conceal this uneven tile mosaic line, it butts against a wood cabinet so I wanted to use wood trim. There is enough space in the grout line to nail into that, but my question is, will a nail gun go through grout? What other attachment options do I have?

My only other option I see for wood trim is to go in on the side and attach to the adjoining cabinet, however the trim I picked is not thick enough for that so I'd have to pick something else. Does anyone have any other suggestions for covering it?

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RE: Nail into grout?

glue the trim on adhesive silicon caulk. Hold it in place with tape until the adhesive sets up.

Your tile layer should have replaced the short pieces with pieces cut to eliminate the gaps ...

RE: Nail into grout?

Thanks - the tile layer was a DIY job and it's hard to see from the picture, but the tie was not deep enough to meet the back of the wood, so the trim was also to hide the difference there too. I'm sure none of that just made sense though! I would not have been able to get a good looking grout line either way I guess.

RE: Nail into grout?

Either use a different profile of trim (i.e., quarter round) and nail to the cabinet, or use construction adhesive (I like Power Grab) to glue it to either the tile or the cabinet.

Lazy's suggestion is a good one too. If the trim is lightweight, caulk should hold it in place well enough, and would then be easy to pull out down the road when you DIY again. :-)

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