I had some ceramic tile installed in my kitchen. The area that forms
a 90 degree mount to the wall, the groute constantly crackes, no
matter what I do. This could be from the fact that the dishwasher is
in the subcabinet, and the constant shaking is creating stress cracks.
Is there some sort of silicon I can use instead?
Thanks so much
I have a similar problem that seems to occur each year at this time.
One of my kitchen counters runs about 25 feet along an exterior wall and
it looks like the wall moves away from the rear of the counter by at
least 3/16 inch for a distance of about 8 feet in the center of the
counter. Enough to tear the seal between the counter and the
backsplash. The flat granite of the counter is not going to bend in the
plane of the counter so it must be the wall that's moving. When it's
cold this happens each year. We've been quite cold for a while and with
no snow the ground is cold. Neighbors had to do some digging last week
and found that the frost depth is 52 inches.
If your problem is due to the same causes I'd look for something very
compliant, not grout. Does it happen during warm weather also?
Try white silicone bathtub caulk, using supplied nozzle cut to medium point.
It is pure white, looks like shiny grout, and can tolerate a lot of crack
. This could be from the fact that the dishwasher is
I used sanded caulk to replace areas where grout kept cracking, it comes in
the usual grout colors (I used a sand color in the kitchen and grey in the
bathroom), when it dries it looks almost exactly like the grout. I put it in
a year ago and it has not re-cracked since. It was latex based I beleive.
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