(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: shower -- silicone or caulk recommended?

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member b kempkes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    2

    Default shower -- silicone or caulk recommended?

    GE Silicone II KB has a 10 year mold protection guarantee. Polyseamseal has a caulk with a 5 year mold protection guarantee. Does anyone have any recommendations for or against these products [or others]? I'm re-grouting and re-caulking a shower. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,191
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    In the shower for corners and at the bottom, and for doors, Silicone.
    For the shower valve or tub spout, you can use the water based Polyseamseal.

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member b kempkes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    2

    Default

    does it matter if the wall is tile as well? i understand that caulk, all things being the same, will adhere better to tile than will silicone.

Similar Threads

  1. GE Silicone, PolySeamSeal, or Polyurethane Caulk for Tub Surround?
    By molo in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-26-2012, 08:36 AM
  2. Fernco waxless toilet ring attached with silicone caulk?
    By jamminjoe in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-07-2009, 10:15 PM
  3. Silicone caulk vs. latex caulk
    By midge in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-13-2008, 06:28 PM
  4. Silicone caulk leeching through granite countertop
    By KSHandyMan in forum Remodel Forum & Blog
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-29-2007, 07:42 AM
  5. How to be neat with Silicone Caulk?
    By Snowman in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-09-2007, 09:12 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •