Tile shower seat grout repair
I have a ceramic tile ledge and seat around the perimeter of my tile walk-in shower that has cracked grout in the joint at where vertical wall meets horizontal seat. Since the house is fairly new, I am fairly confident it is due to shrinkage of the framing.
Anyone know if it is acceptable to mix up some grout to fill in the cracks, or should the grout be removed in the affected area and redone.
Thanks in advance for the advice.
I would caulk it if you can get silicone of the smae color. That is what I usually do.
And if you can't get silicon in the same color, you can put a little grout in leaving it shy of the top, then put clear silicon over it. Not perfect, but not bad.
Thanks for the advice....Makes sense. I do have some colored caulk I will try first. But, nice to know I have a back-up plan.
It cracked probably because of the movement of the two different planes.I'd remove all the grout, and caulk that rascal.Regards, Scooter"I may be drunk, but you're crazy, and I'll be sober tomorrow." WC Fields, "Its a Gift" 1934
I do have a bit more sanded caulk left that matches the tile real well but may or may not be a great match to the grout. I will see how that does.
Which oddly enough, I am getting ready to remove ALL the matching caulk the installer used at the joint where the tile floor meets the tile walls. The TEC siliconized acrylic sanded caulk used has gotten mushy and is pulling out of the joint. Back of the tube clearly states that it wont hold up to constant moisture! SO, I am lucky in having an almond/tan colored tile and found almond colored 100% silicone.
Sorry to ramble......THANK YOU for the reply. I appreciate your time.