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MarkTheFiddler

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08-06-2012 09:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bedroom hallway floors

Pros,

I have used colored silicone caulk to transition hard wood flooring to tile. It may not be the ideal way to handle it, but I really like the way it looks. I’d like to keep with the same method if at all possible. Bearing that in mind, I’m worried that the floating floor will flex up and down too much for this type of transition. Any advice?

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.



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08-07-2012 01:15 AM

I’m not a big fan of silicone myself. I’ve have seen to many adhesion failures. I’ve had good luck with the grout caulks at Lowes. Sometimes tough to get the right color.
But since you have already used silicone it will be tough to get anything else to stick, otherwise known as silicone contamination. Not much will adhere to silicone. So go with it and hope for the best. As long as your surfaces were very, very clean it should last.
Sorry…did not mean to be a downer…everything your doing looks great.

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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MarkTheFiddler

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08-07-2012 02:24 AM

Not a downer – I’ll return the silicone. I’ll find the grout caulk. Thanks Gary!

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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MarkTheFiddler

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08-07-2012 11:54 PM

Howdy!

I found the grout caulk at Lowes – sanded. Terrain color which happens to match my grout. Taped off my lines. Filled the gap. ran a wet finger across it. Removed the tape. Perfect! Took 10 minutes of being super careful and explaining to my daughter what I was doing. She ran the caulk gun.

Thanks Gary!

Mark

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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MarkTheFiddler

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08-08-2012 04:24 AM

By the way. It’s hard for me to manage good pics with this I-phone but here is a picture of the grout caulk. It’s a really good match to the actual grout and it’s sanded.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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GaryL

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08-08-2012 11:28 PM

The grout caulk can be a life saver in areas that continually want to crack…or for transitions!
I use it for tile tub surrounds at the tub or shower base joint. Never a failure yet. I hope I didn’t jinks myself….looking for some wood to knock on…........

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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MarkTheFiddler

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08-09-2012 01:14 AM

Don’t ask me for any wood. I’ve been using MDF! Just don’t tell anyone. I’ll be disowned!

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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