I'd like to get some opinions regarding which sealing caulk to use
around a new tub/shower I'll be putting in. Silicone I/II or Latex with
For now lets assume we're talking about a tub that is either iron
(porcelain/enamel coated) or fiberglass, and meets up with ceramic tile
walls. Which provides the best, longest - lasting seal?
I vote for Silicone Bathroom and Tile sealer. Available in clear or several
colors. Silicone II is paintable, AFAIK, but not intended for bath
applications, as it is more porous. Latex is inappropriate, I think - meant
for non hydraulic applications.
"> I'd like to get some opinions regarding which sealing caulk to use
My vote goes to pure, unpaintable silicone. Far less likely to stain.
And if you have excellent insulation in your bathroom wall, such as 3 1/2"
of Styrofoam, you have less likelihood of mold and mildew.
This is what I use in my home. I don't like silicone caulks since they
are difficult to repair. When I use caulk I prefer polyurethane.
Schluter's Dilex is a far superior solution. I'll be pitting one in
today on another tub enclosure.
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