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  1. slicendice

    slicendice Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    I'm just wondering how to tile round an internal corner in terms of how to butt the tiles up to the wall. As they say, a picture says a thousand words, so should I go for A or B:

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    And whichever option I go for, am I right in thinking that I'd need to caulk the join between the tiles that meet, rather than grout?

    Thanks...
     
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  2. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I would go 99 times out 100 .
    Not caulk but silicone
     
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  3. slicendice

    slicendice Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Ok, I'll use silicone, thanks.

    But 99 times out of 100 you'd go...?
     
  4. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    A
     
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  5. slicendice

    slicendice Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Brill, thanks :thumbsup:
     
  6. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Same same ^^
     
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  7. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Same, use a decent silicone
     
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  8. paul3944

    paul3944 Active Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
  9. david mccullough

    david mccullough Active Member

    Location:
    northern ireland
    a technique i use is-
    tile one wall, then spread adhesive on other wall, then before sticking tiles on adjacent wall put a bead of silicon in corner making sure it,s sticking to tiles, them stick tiles on wall so silicon is in contact with both sides of tile, but don't let silicon push out from behind tiles, then grout over the joint,
     
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  10. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    David, why ?
     
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  11. david mccullough

    david mccullough Active Member

    Location:
    northern ireland
    sorry, i do it on internal corner walls of showers, if one wall is a stud wall,it seals the corner, it and i'd rather look at grout in the corner instead of silicon.
     
  12. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Grout cracks and doesn't allow for movement and it's wrong
     
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  13. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    Similar situation to doing external rendering/rough casting around window/door reveals where some will sandwich silicone sealant between the scratch and top coats, it ensures the seal movement joint is encapsulated. Then finish with an additional seal on top. I guess it’s down to what you have been taught. Preference etc.
     
  14. david mccullough

    david mccullough Active Member

    Location:
    northern ireland
    yes but i have found that if the grout does crack then the silicon in behind stops the water penetrating, and i've went back to showers years after having used this method and and the silicon helps to stop the grout in the corner cracking. also no one wants to look ak a newly tiled shower with silicon in the corner, no matter how well the silicon is fitted.
     
  15. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    I personally don’t have a problem with your methods, if that’s the way you do it, and it works, don’t be put off by what others might say.
     
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