Grout line between wall tile and granite countertop?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Mike Hartigan, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. I'm installing 4x4 fake stone (porcelain) wall tiles above a granite
    countertop. The tile will serve as the backsplash. My question
    concerns the joint between the granite and the tile. Should I fill
    that with grout or should I use a bead of silicone (probably clear)
    like I would around a bathtub? Is there a product or technique that
    is better suited to this application? Also, should I apply a bead of
    caulk between the granite and the wall before installing the tile?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
    Mike Hartigan, Jan 25, 2005
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  2. Mike Hartigan

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    Both of your proposals sound reasonable.
    There is going to be liquid you don't want behind the stone.
    There is going to be movement of the counter and of the wall.
    TB
     
    , Jan 25, 2005
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  3. Mike Hartigan

    xrongor Guest

    if it cant flex, it will break. caulk it.

    randy

    "Mike Hartigan" <> wrote in message
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    > I'm installing 4x4 fake stone (porcelain) wall tiles above a granite
    > countertop. The tile will serve as the backsplash. My question
    > concerns the joint between the granite and the tile. Should I fill
    > that with grout or should I use a bead of silicone (probably clear)
    > like I would around a bathtub? Is there a product or technique that
    > is better suited to this application? Also, should I apply a bead of
    > caulk between the granite and the wall before installing the tile?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mike
     
    xrongor, Jan 25, 2005
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