We have solide surface counters and ceramic tile backsplashes. The
joints where the counter meet the tile are grouted and are cracking.
Almost along every joint on every counter surface. The grout is about
6 months old and have been sealed.
I am assuming this is common and due to moisture, surface flexing,
heat, etc. The question is: Is there anything I can do to keep this
I have exactly the same problem I used sanded grout to fill the gap between
the countertop and backsplash .. it cracked, then i filled the newly formed
gap with non sanded grout and it is cracking again, i did not seal it, is
there any sealer i could apply now? maybe epoxy????
Sealer is not going to make the grout stick to the solid surface material.
What makes solid surface so great is that things don't stick to it very well
especially a portland cement based product such as grout.
I can't imagine that an installer would grout the joint and expect it to
work. The joint is generally filled with silicon caulking because it has to
flex. The best way is to leave the joint unfilled so when the caulk is
applied it fills the joint and creates a better joint.
The big problem that you are going have is finding matching caulk. Some
grout manufactures make matching caulk its not silicon but it would flex
better than grout (which doesn't flex at all). Every time I have been given
the choice of grout color I always pick a grout that has a matching caulk.
no, its not common, shower tile gets a lot more wet
just chip it up best you can and maybe get a shop vac or small wisk
you can buy little cartons of grout...5 and 6 dollars...and just mix a
little at the time
in a small butter container...you don't even need a spoon..mix it thick
use your fingers...pack it in...go across it with a damp sponge after a
let it dry a little
you could always set a toaster up there and block it
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