Blog

When to Use The Different Types of Caulking?

There are a lot of different kinds of caulking and it can get confusing on which type you need to use where. Grout Restoration Works wants to help you make the right decisions when it comes to putting caulking in around your home. This is often the first line of defense when it comes to the threat of water damage. Whether you’re wanting to put caulking on the edge of your backsplash or in your shower you’re going to need to know which one to apply where.

Sanded

There are several uses for sanded caulking. The best part about sanded caulking is that it gives it the look of grout while still adding protection to make sure that water isn’t going to get behind the backsplash. This is also nice because caulking is easier to replace when you see that is has been compromised by continual water exposure. Sanded caulking can also be used to fill in grout pieces that have fallen out from the tile flooring. Sanded caulking is not to be used when the area has constant water exposure.

Silicone

Silicone is going to be your go to for any area that is constantly being exposed to water. This would be areas such as bathtubs and showers. The amount of water that sits in the shower after use means that the caulking needs to be 100% silicone. However, this isn’t the easiest to be applied. Often people can get frustrated with how it looks after they have tried to apply it. It can quickly get everywhere in the shower if you’re not careful. Grout Restoration Works has had years of practice of applying all types of caulking.

There are a lot of different types of caulking but there are several different types of caulking. All of which can come in a variety of colors. This means that they can match whatever grout tile that you may have in your home. Grout Restoration Works can help you clean and replace any damaged caulking you may have as well as any tile. We can make your tile and grout look like the day it was installed, shiny and beautiful. Call us today to set up a free home estimate!

By Grout Restoration Works 1-15-2019