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Contact between silicone sealant and grout. Permissible?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by chainsaw_masochist, 13 Feb 2011.

  1. chainsaw_masochist

    chainsaw_masochist

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    I have to complete some grouting and sealing around the area of a shower valve. Does it matter if the grout and the sealant were to come in contact with each other? My intention would be to do the sealing around the shower valve first and then let this set. Then I would apply the grout between the tiles adjacent to the valve. Does this make sense? Sorry, no pics. Thanks for any help. ;)
     
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    Silicone and grout do bond together very well. I'd be reluctant to put grout over silicone though as grouts not very flexible and will crack and come away over time. Usually you'd fix your mixer/valve etc then tile upto it fill with grout and apply clear silicone over grout. My experience is when it comes to showers always over engineer the solution!! Hope this helps

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    Thanks very much for the quick reply. That sounds like a good idea, so I will attempt this tomorrow. Just out of idle curiosity, is it ill-advised to use silicone sealant (white) between the tiles in place of grout? – I am thinking here of the four tiles (15cm square) adjacent to the shower-valve.
     
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    try a silicone the same colour as your tiles, keeps water out, simples.........
     
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