Caulking grout

What is caulking grout and when should it be used?

Asked by Mo on 6th Sep 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Grout is only used to fill the joints between tiles, while caulk can seal seams in many spots—along baseboards and crown molding, on windows to stop leaks and drafts, and anywhere two construction materials meet, even on outdoor concrete. This makes caulk the more versatile of the two products"
Answered on 6th Sep 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"Caulk is to fill small gaps . Tops of skirting boards side of architraves ect"
Answered on 6th Sep 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"I have never heard of caulking grout, I can only think of a new product that have been bought out on the market called perflex which you use a caulking gun in between the joints. The only other example I can think of is when you use a mortar gun when using brick slips"
Answered on 6th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"We recommend that you use what's known as a quality 'flexible' powdered, cement based adhesive such as fast setting Keraflex Maxi Grey. With large format tiles, it is important that there's a full bed of adhesive between the floor or wall and the tiles to ensure full contact.67u"
Answered on 28th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Grout is used between tiles to keep them from moving. It isn't flexible like caulk. Caulk is used around the base of the tub or where the tiles meet the tub. It's waterproof and used as a sealing measure"
Answered on 31st Oct 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"caulking grout is applied with silicon gun it's used where silicon is used normally"
Answered on 11th Jul 2023 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Caulk is used to waterproof joints for space like bath tubs, showers, windows"
Answered on 25th Oct 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
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