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– if you ask a hundred different professionals you will … I cleaned off the grout line a couple of times and then washed the surrounding tiles. As well my husband did a fair amount of YouTube video searches. Now we have 3 places on our floors that are from 1/8″-1/2 long where the grout looks like it pulled away from the edge of the tile. That would make it incorrectly installed. Any plane that changes direction is a change of plane. We had radient heat put in the floor and hired a professional tile guy who tiled the entire bathroom. Really? Then the next day you come back and mix up a new bucket of grout. I’m a bit meticulous and a perfectionist, not sure that really makes much difference helping solve your issue tho. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. The tile went on nicely, but about a month later, the grout started coming out in chunks around the tiles. I just recently put up a backsplash and after apply non-sanded grout I am noticing a lot of hairline cracks all throughout. The problem is that there is grout haze at the bottom edge of the wall tiles from where I tried to patch up the old grout in the past. You want to use silicone. I hope I can fix it. This handheld wet tile saw uses a 12-foot plastic tube to keep a continuous stream of water on the blade as it cuts through tile material. It’s not likely that the color will match very well though. He said this problem with the grout happens with new construction and I only read it once! I’ve been seeing cracked grout issues, particularly along the edge where the floor tiles meet the wall tiles. What do you use for the bottom of the niche? Hi Todd. I am using the Aquadefense to waterproof the entire shower. Keep in mind the small cracks have been there about 6 plus months and we are just now getting around to regrouting…. My standing master shower was part of a huge reno that was professionally done. But! If there is any movement the caulk is flexible enough to move with it and remain in place. I would scrub the grout, then try a sealer. However, I think we could have used a darker grey. Your advice will be gratefully received (unless it’s take the shower out and start again! More concerning is that I observed a small amount of water seeping out from the corner 24 hours after the shower was last used (and after I had dried the floor)—so this indicates that water was definitely getting behind the tile. would we also be able to epoxy grout where tile meets tub? It can also be caused by hard water deposits. A lady from Re-Bath showed up on July 21, 2020 to talk about the project. Siliconing over the grout will only exacerbate the situation as it seals the grout and does not allow it to dry out through the grout lines – it traps more moisture. It is just best to use silicone at all changes of plane for your project. We want to replace the tile with the floating laminate flooring. Yes, spectralock pro is my favorite epoxy grout. Our house is 2.5 years old. Our installer did not seal where tub meets tile/grout. Was too much water added to the grout? Interestingly, this new guy did not explain that water getting behind the tile is normal–which would have been nice to have understood when speaking with him. If you have wider cracks in the grout or missing grout then it’s time to consider removing the old grout and installing new grout between the tiles. It doesn’t matter if it cracks or not, neither grout nor silicone in the corner has anything to do with your waterproofing or preventing water from getting behind your tile – that WILL happen anyway. In this article I'd like to discuss how to insulate basement walls in cold climates. If you could do it in the evening and let it stand at least 12 hours that would be helpful. Sadly, in our case, it seems that the water was not properly making its way behind/under the tile to the drain, and thus after time, forcing its way past the grout (or sanded caulk) in that one corner. If so there are “sanded” caulking products available at most hardware/big box stores that you can use for a temp fix. Altho if it’s at the shower base level that may not be an option. My least favorite base are the prefab fiberglass. I just wanted to say thank you Todd. However, I am prepared to fix this myself eventually. I was thinking of trying your quick fix using sanded color matched caulk because I was told it is more flexible and will not crack. I was worried there was water leaking someplace but I think the moisture as you state is the issue and it just continued like a crack can and went on to include not just the grout line but the tile itself. The space between the tiles at the change of plane must be large enough (for sanded grout) or small enough (for non-sanded grout) to be able to support the grout. It sounds to me like that particular corner (and perhaps the entire floor perimeter) has silicone or something trapping the water above the floor. Thank you for the post on using caulk or grout in corners. It held for a couple of months and then happened again, so installer asked the plumber who installed the fixtures and pipes for the shower system to verify that the water was not coming from the plumbing or fixtures—all looks good. I am unable to see any deterioration in the grout. Your walls and the framing of your shower must be absolutely rock solid. I can add that in that corner, there is very little gap between the floor and wall tile, and a because a sanded grout was used instead of unsanded, I am not sure if that is contributing to the problem and perhaps the tile can’t hold on to the grout and this is why the grout failed so quickly after the install. You mentioned caulking on plane changes and cited wall to floor and wall to tub edge as examples. You must seal your now clean and dry grout with grout sealer. The first situation I’d be concerned about is whether the base has been compacted properly. Question: can we put silicone caulk over these areas to cover pink without causing further issues? (Don’t do that.) Could it have nit meen sealed wirh sealent? I’ll be grouting this weekend and have a question. I did speak with the original installer, who strongly asserts that the waterproofing was carefully done, stating that he extended the rubber liner base 8″ up the wall, and applied a liquid waterproofer over the durarock. Keep up the good work! But! Our tile are over kerdi membrane, shower pan, ditra (on top or drywall / wonderboard). Thoughts on which option is better? We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. For example, where a tiled wall meets a tiled counter top or floor.We have this problem in or master bathroom in a few places on the whirlpool tub surround. The easier, and proper, solution is to silicone first – I just don’t usually do that because of time restraints. Color matched caulking won’t really look as good. Either works, but silicone works better. The fact that water is collecting there isn’t a major issue unless there’s evidence that the water is also getting into the framing behind that area (which would indicate no, or inadequate, waterproofing in that area. Lonnie – You can grout just small areas. 1/16″ is wide…may need to remove and start over. Thank you, Ranada. How To Insulate Basement Walls Insulating a basement properly is rather challenging in cold climates. Probably needs to be removed and replaced. Be sure to check out everything about contact paper countertops and all the contact paper ideas you need to know! My biggest concern is water intrusion, rainy season coming soon (I hope) Thank you. If you’re looking for a portable tile cutting tool that still packs plenty of power, the Ryobi 4-inch Tile Saw is a popular option. It would be no problem for me, I am small and can just step on the tiles and miss the grout, but my husband has had a stroke and is not agile enough to stay only on the tiles. First: Water will ALWAYS get behind tile – always. Then I used my finger to apply the grout to the cracked area. It’ll be fun. What about wall to wall (perpendicular to each other)? It has only recently having small cracks and some grout coming out. In your case water is unable to run from the wall to the floor – something is stopping it at the bottom of the wall. I’m going with Laticrete 1600 Unsanded with the 1776 Enhancer and using Latisil in the corners/change of plan. If one tiled surface meets another at a different angle, it should be caulked or siliconed. (See below for recommendations on repairing larger cracks in grout using a, If you have wider cracks in the grout or missing grout then it’s time to consider removing the old grout and installing new grout between the tiles. Unlike grout you are able to use caulk in a corner where tiles are butted against each other. Use sanded caulking…looks like grout but it’s flexible. Redoing the joints with polyurea used in industrial and restaurant stained concrete floors is likely cost prohibitive. Karen – without seeing the situation it’s hard to say what the best solution is. I have a huge brick-walled patio. My husband thinks this could be from the house settling. I plan on removing the thick grout around the window and replace it with 100% silicone caulk ONLY. Sounds like you might want to contact another tile guy and get a 2nd opinion. Creating weep holes in your existing area creates a combination system even though you have a tiled floor. There are no water pipes on this wall, and this is definitely the location of the leak. Good luck. This will allow the corner to expand and contract without cracking the grout. The idea of removing the grout at all joints to replace with silicone caulk seems extreme (though I do realize that we should be prepared to experience grout cracking in other parts of the shower over time). Hairline cracks develop routinely in grout where two surfaces meet at 90 degrees, like wall/floor intersections, etc. The good news is by day 3, no more water had seeped out and the grout now seems dry. The other route out of the wall is normally to keep building and running until it finds a spot which is not waterproofed and exits in that direction – all too often into the wall cavity and framing, or into the flooring substrate rather than a direction into the drain. Wish I could offer more advice, but from what I’m hearing it sounds like you need a slab more than anything. it does, however where the grout meets the wood it keeps cracking up. Thomasville has alot more "gadgetry" and storage convininences but thier finish looks cheap and thier box construction is the same as the cheap stock ones at LOWE'S. Allowing >48 hours for this to cure I have just tested it and it’s still leaking. Spacers-We used 14 inch spacers. Beyond that I am unaware of the construction specific to the tiled shower. If not, I would start making alot of calls asking around for a qualified plumber or construction/tile installer for a second opinion. If so this is an offer you can't afford to miss! Any thoughts or suggestions you have will be much appreciated! Hi Roger, I plan on using epoxy grout in my shower and bathroom and I’m hoping to not have to use caulk. Taking structural movement into consideration caulk is, for me, the logical choice. Search for more articles here. What is the process? A local company measured the space and mixed their formula for an exact fit shower base, I love these too. Any ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated. The only way I get it (the mold/mildew off the grout) really clean is with a pressure washer. They didn’t mention what it was. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Jeff Patterson says: October 22, 2014 at 5:39 AM . Spring is the perfect time to plan these projects…, New DEWALT Job Site Table Saws Models DWE7480, DWE7490X, and DWE7491RS DEWALT recently introduced a new line of portable table saws that include significant updates and features. If you have taken the above points into consideration and still decide to use grout in the corners – go ahead. Water running out of there is a fair indication that it is at least waterproofed behind that area. In my new construction home, we have a standing shower (tiled walls and floor). Had porcelain tile laid over cracked aggregate.. supposedly laid rubber liner over aggregate about 12 years ago. I just cleaned my shower and I do not have any soaps or shampoos that are that color… I am sick to my stomach about this, as we recently had it done in June of this year.. Do you have any suggestions that I may be able to pass along to the contractor to correct this if an issue?? As you walk on the tiles they flex and that prevents the grout from curing properly. It is commonly referred to as ‘pink mold’. Trying to stay away from epoxy grout. That should do it, if it’s not sufficient the shower will let you know by doing the same thing wherever you need another one. Is this possible? Thank you. It’s actually likely Serratia marcescens, which is a bacteria. Looking for a Lowes Coupon? There are some places the crackes seems to be getting wider. 1) you can not caulk or grout over existing grout. Insulating basement walls in cold climates is a great way to keep your home warmer and drier. In that case the water would run behind the tile down the wall and onto the floor (also under the tile) and into the weep holes in the drain (which are a standard part of the drain). Thanks again for your help. Hi Roger, I’m installing my first tile shower over an acrylic shower pan (Sterling) using 4×12 white tile. Matching the color of grout later is much easier if you have some. Alysa – Without knowing all the details it’s quite hard to determine the cause. Type your search KEYWORDS In the Box Above. It’ll leave scratches. Any additional info can help. I would not silicone over it until you get rid of it, that’ll just cause it to flourish. Do you know what the supporting sub-base is constructed of? The water WILL get behind the tile. Normally in a shower will a tiled floor as well, the water will run down the wall over the waterproofing, onto the floor, again-over the waterproofing, then into the weep holes in the drain. We suspect that the grout is cracking due to movement (the shower is installed in a bathroom bump out and over a crawl space, and against two exterior walls—though they were reframed and well insulated during the remodel). Everything you need to know about decorative contact paper – what is contact paper, how to use it, where to find the best contact paper, is it removable and so much more!. The simple method is to just fill the existing crack with grout. We live in CA (earthquakes)… is epoxying change in planes, corners, etc. They have put caulk in it for the 3rd time. But one sometimes chooses what the budget allows. I’ve tried every sealant / water proff product at Lowe’s/Home Depot. Also, would hairline cracks appear only after a few month? It looks so terrible, any suggestions for a fix are much appreciated. It’s a bathtub/shower combo with porcelain tiles measuring 3×9 in size. 2. That would be my suggestion at present, see if that solves the issue. I also plan to remove the grout along the 3 edges of the floor tiles and wall tiles and replace it with 100% silicone caulk ONLY. Some spots in the grout are darker and have a different texture. I really need some help. I did not put down any hardy backer. I am grateful also that you have confirmed that the silicone caulking may exacerbate the underlying issue and that we need to ensure that any water that may get trapped behind the tile has a path to the drain, even if has to be above the floor. Tile is 4×12 with 1/16″ joint. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site. The only time I will use grout for a plane change is when I am using epoxy grout. The big advantages of using grout here is that it will match all the grout lines and it will never have to be replaced. You can silicone immediately after grouting. I am worried about creating a water damn of some sort. The only thing you’re trying to do is give the water a specific place to exit the wall. I’m backwards like that. After, cleaning the shower I noticed a Slight discoloration on a few areas on the grout. We have discovered that water seems to be getting to the sheet rock walls that abut the tile, as the sheet rock slowly becomes damp over a couple of weeks of using the shower. You can still make weep holes in those changes of plane. However, special care should be used when insulating…, Get 10% of with a Lowes Coupon NOTE: Home Construction & Improvement is not affiliated with Lowe's. Maybe it's time to refinish your deck or add some new decorative touches to your tired deck. Nothing really works. Reply. He did NOT use any silicone caulk. Some of the unsanded grout is failing immediately due to some tile movement. That’s why you waterproof the substrate behind the tile. Can I silicone the next day. You seem pretty confident that epoxy will be okay in the corners. When ever you install ceramic tile you really should keep some of the grout stored in a cool dry place for future repairs. This was put on floor to hold tiles to floor. After >48 hours we applied a grout sealer. How much time do you think I have before I may have any or more damage than today? It’s possible….but it’s more likely poor tile installation in my opinion. Although it is not flexible it will grab the tile well enough to prevent it from splitting or cracking out. The gaps are 3/16”. Really. It was some time before we ever had a shower because we were waiting on plumbers – who fitted the shower and the glass panel and door. Sounds like the grout needs to be removed and re-installed. Mike – Nothing I know of….even if you found something like that…with that much movement it’s likely the tile will crack. Waterproofing a shower is all about water management. Cannot afford to have someone come in to do right now. It crosses the grout to the next tile. Provided your waterproofing BEHIND the tile is properly tied into the tub so you have a fully waterproof transition from the wall down into the tub you don’t need to have anything there. If that is something I need to use… Then what is it? Epoxy grout is bulletproof! The second “repair” lasted about 3 months when last week I noticed that once again the grout was staying wet in that corner as compared to the rest of the shower; the moisture seems to be wicking up about 2-3” from the corner, and also across the bottom towards the right. Want to save 10% on a major purchase at Lowe's? John – How long ago was it installed. Good Luck! He filled 1 in with sanded caulk. Some grout has eroded in a very small area on one wall in my shower. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. There must be a grout line at the changes of plane. Would the wall that is having a leak be an interior wall? ... Clean up with clear water or mop floor if needed. How do I fill in all these pitted spots? I have no knowledge regarding how your shower base was installed. The grout that was used for this project was an un-sanded grout which should be capable of filling the narrow cracks. Most shower installations are over a wood structure of some sort. It's formulated with epoxy and acrylic to restore laminate and other synthetic materials , leaving counters with a smooth, durable, scratch-resistant finish. I bought you liquid waterproofing ebook and it was a great help. Any suggestions? (Home Depot or tile shop). I’m choosing the quick and dirty method because I want to see if this will work. Its two glass panes come in clear glass, with colonial grills optional for a traditional look, and a choice of a nickel or brass handleset. Grout typically cracks from two things, movement due to material shrinkage (pretty normal and what I wrote about) or too much movement in the sub-base. I have a tricky question that may be related to Mindy’s above. Radiant heat is not causing this issue unless the heat is causing a poor sub-floor to move too much under thermal stress. Tiles are white 4×12 with 1/16″ grout joint. I am currently using Laticrete permacolor select as my goto grout – it’s good stuff too. Some tell me caulk is needed. So again, my husband repeated his repair process. Think of rubbing sand across glass. What they mean about diff colors is if you partially grout one day, and don't finish. If so then you don’t need to do anything with it – gravity makes everything work correctly. If that’s the case then the tile and grout can crack. I like the idea to not have to worry about maintenance with grout until it starts cracking. Always leave a joint for silicone. The more complicated method would require removing as much of the existing grout as possible and then re-grouting the joint completely. Why are some pros so against epoxy in the corners? You must decide you are going to use grout at the changes of plane. Our house is about 40 yrs old. Second question is the debate on whether to caulk or grout the gap between the wall tile and shower floor tile. Finally, I watched the video by laticrete on how to install the latasil and they were using some type of “gasket” in the changes of plane prior to the latasil. I almost had a heart attack when I saw it. I do know that there was a protective waterproof barrier in the floor beneath the tiles. What you must understand about tile installation is no matter where you are installing the tile, it is always a structure that moves, no matter how minutely. Choose the correct type of grout based on the width of your tile joints and the location of the repair. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. He grouted all changes in plane except for using a matching siliconized sanded acrylic caulk around the shower floor perimeter and in the niches. I don’t care what they say, construction always has wood somewhere that can move. I would think the latasil would be the better option but would have to order online. You want to make sure you get it all off so that you’re not scraping really hard grout off the tiles later. The first reason I consider to simply be regular maintenance and the latter is less of a problem since most major grout manufacturers sell matching caulk. Local tile company wants $25,000 to redo.. could I replace the center of the patio – put in a new liner…leave the stairs which are ok…and put in larger tiles- or? Scott – Not really sure what you’re referring to on the “pier and beam sub-floor”. I was wondering if you have any info on repairing grout on a pier and beam sub-floor. We have a 1999 Schultz double wide. First, thus far we have seen no evidence in the crawl space that water is leaking into the framing. Thank you. He discussed issues before and during our own install and was happy to take all our questions. The floor is honed marble rosa verona Many Thanks! The tile will drop down to within 1/8 inch of the pan. Is there a product that I can get between two adjacent tiles that essentially glues them together to eliminate relative movement and therefore grout failure? I read your post and all the comments. Drywall is an easy fix. Another issue is that not only will the installer not respond (and frankly, he has lost our trust), we are finding it difficult to find someone local willing to step in and help. Maybe while they are there you create the problem for them to observe? I have a walk-in shower with marble tile walls and a ceramic tile floor. We have tried cleaning with baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, bubbling bathroom cleaner and Clorox and it has not done the trick. One, two, three days? New tile shower installed in June (18×24 porcelain, walls and ceiling, tile sheets over a hand-poured mud pan and liner, which I hope has been properly installed) has developed water seepage from behind the tile at one of the floor corner joints such that the grout remains wet well after the rest of the shower has dried–this has happened three times, most recently last week. Hello. However, in most situations extensive cracking and failure of grout on flat floors is a result of an inadequate sub-floor. Once you know that the remaining grout is sound then apply the new grout. The weep hole I mentioned will likely solve the issue by allowing water running down the wall to exit onto the floor (above the tile, rather than beneath it). Taken out and regroutted you have a base issue and have a tiled floor after apply grout... 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